School Nursing

The Relentless School Nurse: Our Children Will Suffer if Adults Can’t Get School Covid Precautions Right

I am sharing an Op-Ed published on the CNN-Opinion page that I co-wrote with Dr. Comilla Sasson, an emergency room physician I met on Twitter. Returning to school can be done safely with the public health mitigation strategies we know work. Can we do the simplest things like get vaccinated and wear a mask? Our… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Our Children Will Suffer if Adults Can’t Get School Covid Precautions Right

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The Relentless School Nurse: Dear Colleagues

Dear colleagues, We have been, and still are, experiencing a collective trauma. The persistent, unending stress of working through a pandemic is weighing heavily on us as a profession and personally. We are in a high stakes moment as schools are beginning to reopen and the divisions in our country about universal masking and other… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Dear Colleagues

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The Relentless School Nurse: Why Do We Have to Beg for Safety in Schools?

  When the future asks what we did to protect our children during COVID, how will we explain that there were governors and school boards of education that blocked public health mitigation strategies in schools? As the story of the Delta variant unfolds hour by hour, the data and science are clear that this is… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Why Do We Have to Beg for Safety in Schools?

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The Relentless School Nurse: School Nursing During a Pandemic

A very special appreciation to health journalist Nicole Fauteux for including me in this comprehensive article about what it has been like to be a school nurse during the pandemic. I am joined by revered colleagues who shared their unique perspectives, contributions to student health and innovate responses to maintaining connections with students during the… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: School Nursing During a Pandemic

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The Relentless School Nurse: Battered, But Still Standing

  I came across this parking sign while visiting a Rutgers University school nursing student in her practicum. It was encouraging to see a parking space reserved for the school nurse, but it was weathered and worn, much like the way many of us are feeling. As we enter our third school year impacted by… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Battered, But Still Standing