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
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
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
I am named this blog the Relentless School Nurse because that is what I think it takes to be successful in our profession. We have to challenge ourselves to be relentless. Relentless school nurses break through perceived barriers and look for solutions, often long after the school day is over. We seem to always be… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Will You Be One Too?