For decades, gun violence was treated as a battle to be won rather than a problem to be solved. – Nicholas Kristof
What an honor it was to present at a general session at the NASN 2023 conference in Orlando, Florida this past week. The focus of my presentation was how school nurses have an opportunity to join the public health approach to reduce gun violence in schools and communities. Refusing to accept gun violence as inevitable because it is predictable and, therefore, preventable, we envisioned a school community that prioritized school connectedness and healing approaches, fostering environments where students could truly thrive.