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

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Advocacy & Activism, Climate Justice, Health Equity, School Nursing

The Relentless School Nurse: The Climate and the Classroom – A Generational Justice Issue

  Park Guthrie is a teacher in Northern California and the founder of Schools for Climate Action, a grassroots group whose mission is to encourage schools to advocate for climate justice. The impact of climate change can no longer be ignored in our classrooms. Park has written a compelling blog post that inspires all of… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: The Climate and the Classroom – A Generational Justice Issue

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