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

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Columbine, Gun Violence, School Nursing, School shooting

The Relentless School Nurse: Defining a New Normal – Through Little Boxes

For the non-botanists who read this blog post, the flower pictured above is a Columbine. Not only is it Colorado’s flower, but it is also the symbol of Columbine High School. This week's blog post is guest written by Ted Zocco-Hochhalter who asked that I use his Twitter bio to describe who he is; Columbine… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Defining a New Normal – Through Little Boxes

Gun Violence, School Nursing

The Relentless School Nurse: 70 Years Ago This Week…

  School began again, my 19th year as a school nurse in Camden, New Jersey. Working in the same city where my father’s family and 10 others were murdered 70 years ago this week seems more ironic than ever. The aftermath of gun violence sits at the intersection of my professional and personal life. Seventy… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: 70 Years Ago This Week…

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

Advocacy & Activism, Gun Violence, Gun Violence Prevention

The Relentless School Nurse: Congressman Donald Norcross: America Has a Gun Problem

The 70th anniversary of the murders of my father's parents and grandmother, along with 10 others is fast approaching. I am sure there will be stories published along with the requisite pictures of the murderer. I believe in the no-notoriety movement, so I will not use his name or provide any details, except to say… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Congressman Donald Norcross: America Has a Gun Problem