Beyond the wall of black smoke is one of my preschools. this past Thursday the students and staff safely evacuated after a fire broke out in a garage in the shared alley behind our school. The garage sits directly across from our school and the smoke quickly penetrated our building. This is the garage… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Yes, This is School Nursing Too…
Thank you AJN Off the Charts for inviting me to write a perspectives piece to celebrate School Nurses Day 2022. I feel like I can officially add nurse/author to my CV! https://ajnoffthecharts.com/school-nurses-a-hidden-health-care-system-finds-a-voice/
The words celebration and pandemic don't typically belong in the same sentence. But we find ourselves in this place yet again, the third year in a row that School Nurse Day continues to be mired in COVID. There has been nothing typical about the last three School Nurse Days, always the Wednesday of Nurses Week.… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Year #3 of School Nurse Day During the Pandemic
Congratulations to Kim Baron, Director of Health Services for Grand Rapids Public Schools, and her team for curating an exhibit to promote school nursing. This inspired idea will now become an exhibit at the Grand Rapids Public Museum! The impetus for the exhibit was to inform the public about the scope of school nursing practice… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: An Inspired Idea!
I was honored to be asked to speak at our Rutgers-Camden Nursing Sigma Theta Tau Induction ceremony. While I may be one of the oldest nurses ever inducted into Sigma, it is wonderful to finally be part of this organization that celebrates the power of nursing. Here is an overview of my message to the… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: My Message to the Newest Sigma Theta Tau Members