School Nursing

The Relentless School Nurse: The Other Epidemic

America, there have been 45 mass shootings in the past month alone. When will it ever be enough to end the violence? There are more guns in this country than people. I am not against guns, I am against bullet holes in children and adults. We have a universal right to feel safe, it is… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: The Other Epidemic

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The Relentless School Nurse: ‘I Love my Job, But This Year Has Broken Me’

As the months drag on, the overwhelming responsibilities weigh heavily on all of our shoulders. School nurses are feeling the pressure & sharing what is present for them. I hear versions of this sentiment from school nurses across the country: This year has been so tough.  I seriously don't think I can continue as a… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: ‘I Love my Job, But This Year Has Broken Me’

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The Relentless School Nurse: How One District Celebrated Their School Nurses

Special acknowledgment goes to the Livingston New Jersey Public Schools (LPS) for creating a video celebrating their school nurses. This is what happened at their most recent Board of Education meeting: In addition to introducing each of the district’s school nurses during Monday’s Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) meeting, the Livingston Public Schools (LPS) district… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: How One District Celebrated Their School Nurses

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The Relentless School Nurse: Kudos to The School Nurse Who Called Out the School Board Bully

It took courage and a sense of duty for the Vermont high school nurse to call out a school board member who went on a tirade after the member's son violated COVID quarantine rules. As a consequence of the student and family blatantly ignoring COVID travel guidelines, the high school student could not sit for… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Kudos to The School Nurse Who Called Out the School Board Bully

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The Relentless School Nurse: ‘In the Time of the Pandemic’ – Kitty O’Meara

Spring break is in full gear for me. It looks and feels like any typical day in the middle of a pandemic. But, there is a change in the air, life is beginning to open up. Thanks to science and being fully vaccinated, I was able to visit with dear friends (also fully vaccinated) without… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: ‘In the Time of the Pandemic’ – Kitty O’Meara