Judy Doran is a school nurse leader and the proud recipient of the 2023 School Nurse of the Year award from the Maine Association of School Nurses. With a rich background in healthcare, including service with the US Public Health Service in Alaska and roles in Family Care and Pediatrics, Judy has spent the last… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: The Impact of Predictable and Preventable Tragedies Through the Eyes of a Maine School Nurse
Today's guest post is from our friend Holly David one of the moderators of the private School Nursing Facebook group! Holly came across a post from one of the members who shared this message: “I love this group!! From what I have seen, we ALL need to come together across the nation as ONE!! … Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Wear It Wednesday & Share a Selfie Using #SchoolNurseSolidarity
My last blog post focused on the Fayette County Public School board's decision to privatize school nursing services by going to the lowest bidder, a nursing agency, and discontinuing the 50-year relationship with the local health department. It seems that community outrage swayed the district's decision. In a significant change of plans, Fayette County Public… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Well, What Do You Know…Community Pushback Worked, For Now!
The story of Pitt County North Carolina schools should be a wake-up call for many districts across the country that have relied on Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds to boost school nursing services. The content of this blog post is in response to the following article: Expiration of COVID funding could cost… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Is This Happening in Your School District?
My granddaughter Nora Cleo made her much-awaited entrance right before Thanksgiving. I find that my new heart beats outside my chest for this little one and despite having much work to do, my mind wanders to thinking of her, and the future of this next generation. New babies bring new beginnings and renewal of… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: A New Grandmother’s Wish