Advocacy & Activism, Health Equity, Implicit Bias, School Nursing

The Relentless School Nurse: Because Pronouns Are Important

I participated in an important discussion about the use of pronouns. The person who initiated the discussion wanted to understand the issue on a granular level. They were having a hard time wrapping their mind around the need to move beyond the binary categories of he and she. I listened intently as two colleagues worked… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Because Pronouns Are Important

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2020 Year of the Nurse and Midwife, Health Equity, School Nursing

The Relentless School Nurse: Gloria E. Barrera, a Climate Nurse Champion & Nurse Leader You Should Know

One of the most rewarding aspects of writing The Relentless School Nurse blog is finding nurses across the country doing important work and inviting them to share their passion through a guest blog.  Social media platforms like LinkedIn and Twitter are my main modes of seeking out nurses who are sharing their stories. I am… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Gloria E. Barrera, a Climate Nurse Champion & Nurse Leader You Should Know

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

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

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