Nursing, school nurse, School Nursing

The Relentless School Nurse: A Message from Nicki Zimmerman – Never give up, never surrender!

Nicki Zimmerman is a veteran school nurse with more than 25 years serving the students in her Oregon school district. When Nicki decided to sit for national certification last year, she joined an online study group that I monitor on behalf of the National Board for School Nurse Certification.  We finally met in real life… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: A Message from Nicki Zimmerman – Never give up, never surrender!

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Climate Justice, Health Literacy, Nursing, School Nursing

The Relentless School Nurse: The Three Rs and Healthy Green Thumbs™ – The Nature Nurse and The Nurse Farmer!

Spending time in nature is sorely lacking in our hyperconnected world, especially for our children. Nature heals and soothes the spirit as well as the body. This week's guest blog is about two amazing nurses who are using the healing qualities of nature to nurture those who join them. Meet Susan and Clif otherwise known… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: The Three Rs and Healthy Green Thumbs™ – The Nature Nurse and The Nurse Farmer!

Nursing, School Nursing

The Relentless School Nurse: My First Nursing Error

The messages we get in our nurses' training have long-lasting effects on our practice. In my hospital-based program, our nursing instructors believed that it was their job to "break you down and rebuild you as a nurse."  Servitude and perfectionism was built into my training. I don't blame my instructors; but they were repeating what… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: My First Nursing Error