Special acknowledgment goes to the Livingston New Jersey Public Schools (LPS) for creating a video celebrating their school nurses. This is what happened at their most recent Board of Education meeting:
In addition to introducing each of the district’s school nurses during Monday’s Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) meeting, the Livingston Public Schools (LPS) district also honored its “Healthcare Heroes” through a video compilation featuring messages of gratitude as well as a gift of LPS scrubs donated by the Livingston Education Foundation (LEF) in honor of their extraordinary efforts to keep LPS kids safe.
Well done LPS, I am sure your school nurses feel appreciated and valued. Their extraordinary efforts during this unprecedented school year have made a difference in the health and safety of this school community. Introducing each school nurse at the Board of Education meeting shows appreciation for work well done and brings school nursing front and center to parents and community members. Community connections are helpful in typical years, but in a pandemic, they are priceless.
LPS school nurses are exemplars for what is happening across the country to keep students safe and healthy. I hope that these types of public celebrations are the norm, maybe they will be moving forward. School nursing is no longer a “hidden healthcare system.” A well-deserved bright spotlight is being shone on school nurses.