ACEs, Advocacy & Activism, Health Equity, Health Literacy

The Relentless School Nurse: The Angel and the Assassin by Donna Jackson Nakazawa

Author, journalist, researcher, science detective are just a few of the descriptors I can use to depict Donna Jackson Nakazawa. You may recognize her name from prior books, notably, Childhood Disrupted: How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology And How You Can Heal.  Donna is a gifted science storyteller. She translates complex biological processes seamlessly and describes… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: The Angel and the Assassin by Donna Jackson Nakazawa

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ACEs, Adverse Community Environments, Advocacy & Activism, Social Determinants of Health, Trauma-Responsive Care

The Relentless School Nurse: Healing Our Ghosts Podcast Has Launched!

Healing our Ghosts is a new podcast by Ana Joanes, filmmaker and creative spirit who brought us Wrestling Ghosts, a groundbreaking documentary about parenting with ACEs.  This new podcast has a unique vision: Healing Our Ghosts shines light into the suffering we keep hidden. We are not alone in our struggles and when we share… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Healing Our Ghosts Podcast Has Launched!

Advocacy & Activism, Climate Justice, School Nursing

The Relentless School Nurse: Climate Change is Impacting Our Students – Be a Second Responder

When I was thinking about the title of this article, I really wanted to use the term, "Climate Disaster" because truly that is what we have on our hands. We all have responsibility to do our share to work for climate justice.  Every blog post I have shared about climate change or climate justice have… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Climate Change is Impacting Our Students – Be a Second Responder

Advocacy & Activism, Gun Violence, Gun Violence Prevention, Nursing Activism, School Nursing

The Relentless School Nurse: Yes, Nurses Need to be Political!

  Congresswoman Lauren Underwood spoke about the need for nurses to be political during her keynote speech at the American Academy of Nursing's annual conference. I often wonder why nurses and nursing organizations have shied away, even refused to speak publicly about nursing being a political act. Perhaps, there is a crack in the armor… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Yes, Nurses Need to be Political!

Advocacy & Activism, Health Equity, Nursing History, School Nursing

The Relentless School Nurse: Looking for Lillian Wald

  Earlier in the year, I wrote a blog post about one of my newest students who was saving food that was served in school to bring home to her family. The 4-year-old girl, a recent immigrant from El Salvador, was storing food in her pants pockets instead of eating at school. Here is a… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Looking for Lillian Wald