School Nursing

The Relentless School Nurse: A Message From a Parkland Parent on the Second Anniversary

The second anniversary of Parkland is upon us. All I need to say is, "Parkland", and immediately you know what that means. Parkland, El Paso, Columbine, Las Vegas, Sandy Hook, the list goes on and on and on. The nouns are now verbs, forever linked to violence and death from mass shootings. But behind each… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: A Message From a Parkland Parent on the Second Anniversary

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Gun Violence, Gun Violence Prevention, Nursing Activism, School Nursing

The Relentless School Nurse: Twelve Perspectives on Gun Violence in America

The Topical Collection on Gun Violence has been published by Current Trauma Reports.  Seeing the full breadth of the scope of contributors to this special edition of Current Trauma Reports brings me to a moment of pause and reflection on how far this journey has taken us all. I believe that the conversation around gun… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Twelve Perspectives on Gun Violence in America

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The Relentless School Nurse: Healing Our Ghosts Podcast – Gun Violence Across Generations

Healing our Ghosts is a groundbreaking podcast by Ana Joanes, filmmaker and creative spirit who brought us Wrestling Ghosts, a groundbreaking documentary about parenting with ACEs.  I had the privilege of being interviewed by Ana on this week's episode. Please click the link below to hear us explore Gun Violence Across Generations. Healing Our Ghosts… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Healing Our Ghosts Podcast – Gun Violence Across Generations

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The Relentless School Nurse: Teri Mills, A Voice at the Legislative Table

2020 is the Year of the Nurse and Midwife and also the year that we embrace the power of our political voice and influence. Over the course of this year, I will be publishing testimony provided by nurses across the country to their legislative bodies. It is helpful to read about the issues that nurses… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Teri Mills, A Voice at the Legislative Table

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The Relentless School Nurse: Finding Generosity and Inspiration Through Water Bottles

Donna Binning is a school nurse from a small Iowa town who reached out to me on The Relentless School Nurse Facebook page to share her story about providing water bottles for her students. I was so inspired by her dedication to her school community and the uplifting story of how she managed to receive… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Finding Generosity and Inspiration Through Water Bottles