We are standing at the threshold of our most impactful time as school nurses by encouraging vaccine participation for children ages 5-11. Yes, we are beleaguered and stretched beyond our capacity, but this is our most important role yet! We are the trusted credible messengers in school communities. Parents look to us for health… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Our Most Important Role Yet!
There is momentum across the country for school nurses and school nursing organizations to no longer tolerate intolerable and unsafe working conditions. Throughout COVID I have shared letters to boards of education, letters to the editor, and OpEds from colleagues around our country. Today's message has a unique focus, it is a letter from a… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: This is What School Nursing Advocacy Looks Like!
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… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: What are Virtual Schwartz Rounds?
Join in this important social media initiative created by Marion Leary and Dr. Tim Raderstorf to promote the wide scope of how nurses impact their communities. Use the hashtag #AsANurse and share your story. Fill in the number of years you have been a nurse and share how you have impacted your community through nursing.… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: In My ___Years #AsANurse I Have…
This week marks the beginning of providing proof of COVID vaccine or undergo weekly testing in school districts across my state of New Jersey. I am a proponent of vaccine mandates for school staff and make no excuses for my position. We are in charge of caring for other people's children, and so we must… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Coming to a School District Near You – Vaccine Mandates, Proof of Vaccine and/or Testing for Unvaccinated School Staff