Early in the morning, I review news from the evening/day before. Today, as I do most days, I googled "school shooting," further drilling down by "sorted by recent date," here is a sampling of results, there are pages and pages: Seven mass shootings in California spotlight gun violence once more Teen shot outside Miami Norland… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: America, We Have a School Shooting Crisis
I shot up in bed with this searing thought; what if we are getting this explosion of student behavioral and mental health challenges all wrong? What if the essence of their collective despair was what they see in the adult world? Often when you scratch the surface of behaviors we see in school, there is… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: What if we are Getting the Students’ Mental Health Crisis All Wrong?
More wonderful stories from the field are filling my mailbox! Remember if you want to share your school nursing story, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I have a new one to share, this one is from Wendy Lamparelli, the lead nurse in her New Jersey school district. She has a unique signature line that includes the… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Wendy Lamparelli Knew at Age Seven She Would be a Nurse – Here is Her Story
Nurse Holly is educating herself and her students as she grows her display featuring Black healthcare leaders during Black History Month. She shares her story of how the project has expanded in this edition of "School Nursing Stories from the Field." You might know Nurse Holly from the School Nursing Facebook page! If you want… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: How One School Nurse Honors Healthcare Leaders During Black History Month
Sharing stories from school nurses across the country is one of the goals I had for starting The Relentless School Nurse almost seven years ago! Please keep sending in your stories, they can be brief, typically 500 words or less work well. Write a short bio and include a picture and I will do the… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Meet Peggy Bassrawi, a Retired School Nurse With 50 Years of Practice!