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!
Nurses, we are in a unique time of transformation and inter-disciplinary collaboration to solve the epidemic of gun violence, one of our biggest public health challenges. Let's not miss the opportunity to work with physicians, scientists, public health professionals, and researchers. This is our moment to join in collaborative… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: AFFIRM Research Featured on CBS Sunday Morning! Nurses Are Needed!
The best and brightest in nursing is exemplified by the creative genius of Natania Abebe, RN, a young woman who shares her personal nursing mission to amplify the profile of nursing through media representation. Natania is a recent graduate that is using art, filmmaking, and writing to express her experience as a new nurse, a woman of color and young professional entering a working world mired in sexism, racism and antiquated views of what it means to be a nurse in the 21st Century. I am beyond honored to host Natania's guest blog on The Relentless School Nurse. Please share her message far and wide, we have much to learn from her insights and I hope this important perspectives piece will open frank discussion about that state of our profession. Kudos to you Natania for "speaking truth to power." We have much to learn from you and your generation of nurses!
Barbara Glickstein is a public health nurse, health reporter, and media strategist. She leads media training workshops for nurses across the country and internationally. Sign up for notification of upcoming workshops and become "media ready." https://www.barbaraglickstein.com/contact
The power of social media cannot be underestimated! A few short months ago, I connected with Sunny Hallowell, PhD, RN, a Nurse Faculty from Villanova University on Twitter. Sunny had just returned from Florida where she was presenting Nursing Rounds at a Miami hospital the day of the Parkland shootings. When she returned home, her 5-year-old son… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Speaking Truth to Power in a Collaborative Op-Ed