ACEs, Nursing Activism, School Nursing, Trauma-Responsive Care

The Relentless School Nurse: Speaking Truth to Power in a Collaborative Op-Ed

The power of social media cannot be underestimated! A few short months ago, I connected with Sunny Hallowell, PhD, RN, a Nurse Faculty from Villanova University on Twitter.  Sunny had just returned from Florida where she was presenting Nursing Rounds at a Miami hospital the day of the Parkland shootings.  When she returned home, her 5-year-old son… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Speaking Truth to Power in a Collaborative Op-Ed

ACEs, Adverse Community Environments, Health Equity, Social Determinants of Health

The Relentless School Nurse: Solving Wicked Problems

Illustration retrieved from https://www.apha.org/about-apha/centers-and-programs/center-for-school-health-and-education If you study this illustration carefully, mindfully, you will find messages hidden in plain sight.  After a brief time, the words become so prominent, the illustration almost fades to the background and you are left with the “wicked problems.” I first heard the term “wicked problem” when I read a description of… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Solving Wicked Problems