Advocacy & Activism, school nurse

The Relentless School Nurse: Joining Forces for the Greater Good

For those who follow this blog, you know that my niece, Carly, survived the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida. Carly, her peers, and school community have returned to school in a new and unwelcome reality.  The wounds are raw, the trauma is palpable and the students and staff are easily triggered which… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Joining Forces for the Greater Good

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The Relentless School Nurse: Let’s Talk About the “Culture of Nursing”

There seems to be a misguided theme popping up in recent articles about School Based Health Centers (SBHC) and the collaboration with school nurses. The theme is that prior to the introduction of SBHCs, school nurses were relegated to providing basic care for run-of-the-mill conditions.  Does this fall into the category of “fake news” or… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Let’s Talk About the “Culture of Nursing”

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The Relentless School Nurse: When the Nurse’s Office is a Refuge

It was the title, but especially the tagline of an article posted by Harvard University’s “Useable Knowledge” that caught my attention.  The article shared on Twitter was called, When the Nurse's Office is a Refuge, by Jill Anderson, the tagline was: The vital, overlooked role of school nurses in combatting student anxiety.  I was intrigued enough to… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: When the Nurse’s Office is a Refuge

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The Relentless School Nurse: The Day I Stopped Wearing Scrubs

My school was called a Family School, PK – 8th grade with a census of 900 students and me, the solo school nurse.  When asked to describe my day, I usually said it was a “chaotic ballet” with a mind-numbing number of students, staff, and parents spinning in and out of the health office.  It was… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: The Day I Stopped Wearing Scrubs

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The Relentless School Nurse: Making Meaningful Connections Through Social Media

  It was the LinkedIn profile picture of a woman flanked by two Muppets that drew me to read an article about Sesame Street in Communities, a relatively new educational arm of Sesame Workshop. I had never heard of Sesame Street in Communities and was eager to read about this new initiative.  The article, written by Jeanette Betancourt,… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Making Meaningful Connections Through Social Media