School Nursing

The Relentless School Nurse: What are Virtual Schwartz Rounds? 

Here is an important opportunity for school nurses to experience Virtual Schwartz Rounds! Read all about this free initiative offered by school nursing colleague and graduate student, Patricia Lozito, BSN, RN, CSN-NJ, with a CEU as an added bonus! 

Dear School Nurse Colleagues, 

I am excited to share a unique opportunity that is being offered exclusively for school nurses.  As a graduate student in the Nursing Leadership Program at Rutgers University, and as a full-time CSN working in Essex county, I am developing a change project to address the rising, mental health concerns of school nurses. This project will allow school nurses to participate in Virtual Schwartz Rounds (VSR). I am asking for your help in encouraging attendance in your school or organization.  

What are Virtual Schwartz Rounds? 

The VSR provides forums for connecting with healthcare colleagues facing challenging experiences while trying to care for themselves and others. My hope is to provide an opportunity to foster connections with one another, identify shared experiences, share coping strategies, and decrease the sense of isolation that school nurses often feel.  

*Nurses that attend Schwartz Rounds value the positive impact on well-being, and report improved ability to cope with emotional difficulties at work. 

The theme of this Virtual Schwartz Round will be: 

How Do We Maintain Safety and Sanity During a Pandemic? 

Thursday, November 11, 2021 


Attached is the flyer with registration link to share with your members/students. 

This no-cost, hour-long VSR will be offered only to school nurses

All participating nurses will be eligible for 1 CEU upon completion of the program.  

The program will take place online using the ZOOM video teleconferencing app. 

The National Academy of Medicine’s Future of Nursing 2020-2030 Campaign for Action recommends that organizations initiate the implementation of structures, systems, and evidence-based interventions to promote nurses’ health and well-being

The Virtual Schwartz Rounds (VSR) is being offered by The New Jersey Nursing Initiative (NJNI) a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  


                                                                           Patricia Lozito, BSN, RN, CSN-NJ 



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