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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Gun Violence, Gun Violence Prevention, School Nursing

The Relentless School Nurse: REFRAME – Changing the Conversation About Gun Violence in America

https://affirmresearch.org/2019/12/06/reframe-nyc/ I am thrilled to share that I will be participating in REFRAME, a unique evening of storytelling to change the conversation about gun violence in America. As a school nurse, family member survivor and blogger, I have a story to tell. If you are in the NYC area, please join me on Wednesday evening… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: REFRAME – Changing the Conversation About Gun Violence in America

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!

Gun Violence, Gun Violence Prevention, School Nursing, School shooting

The Relentless School Nurse: Back-To-School Essentials from Sandy Hook Promise

The most recent PSA from Sandy Hook Promise will tear a hole in your heart as you watch how the back to school supplies we have all bought for our children are now being used. This is not hype, this is what it feels like in many schools.  It feels like we are all preparing… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Back-To-School Essentials from Sandy Hook Promise

Gun Violence, Gun Violence Prevention, Media

The Relentless School Nurse: My Father’s Eulogy

Over the next week or so there will be articles about the murder of my father's family because unbelievably it will the 70th anniversary on 9/6/2019. We buried my father exactly 10 years ago, on the 60th anniversary 9/6/2009. I truly don't know where the last 10 years have gone, but here we are, another… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: My Father’s Eulogy