My last blog was a call for stories to share from school nurses across the country. I was excited to hear from Meg Jenkins, a New Hampshire school nurse and incoming Director to the NASN Board. She is a great Twitter friend and fellow gun violence prevention advocate. You can follow Meg on Twitter! This… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Stories From the Field – Meet Meg Jenkins!
When I first started The Relentless School Nurse, my intention was to share stories from my health office to amplify the role of the school nurse. I was inspired by NASN leaders, Beth Mattey and Nina Fekaris, both past-presidents who made it their missions to lift up the work of school nurses across the country.… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Do You Have a School Nurse Story to Share?
Reading through the many headlines of what is happening in schools across the country this Monday morning is jarring. I have included examples from the past few weeks of articles that involve school nurses and school health. They are a cross-section of the challenges that schools are grappling with, and all impact school safety. From… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: We Care For Other People’s Children/Teens
Thank you Project N95 for reaching your milestone of distributing 1,000,000 masks! I appreciate being an invited panelist in this important conversation to represent what is happening at the ground level in school(s). Project N95 has provided high-quality masks to my school district and so many others. Below you can watch the full discussion: To… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Project N95 Presents | Building Healthier Communities: 1 Million Masks and More
Kudos to the Maine Department of Education (DOE) for recognizing the impact of COVID-19 on their school nursing workforce. They are implementing innovative programs to INVEST in school nurses, including supporting national certification and providing funds to not only sit for the exam but to prepare as well. I am inspired by this program and… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Innovation at Maine’s Department of Education is a Roadmap to Support the School Nursing Workforce