Here is a message from our friend, Judy Doran, the Maine school nurse who writes "Maine Points" from her health office. She became activated when she read the recent NASN/CDC survey that revealed the urgent need for mental health support for school nurses. The one where more than 8000 school nurses from across the country… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Let’s Write Letters for Impact!
It is barely one month into school and I have already run out of steam. Does anyone else feel this way? I can't blame it on my age, that would be too easy. What I do know is that there was hope for this year to be less hectic, less traumatic, and less fraught with… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Are You Running Out of Steam?
It has not been a figment of our imagination, or hyperbole that school nurses across the country have been struggling under the cumulative stressors of the pandemic. Our mental health has been impacted during COVID, which is no surprise to any of us, but the data clearly supports our anecdotal experiences. NASN released the… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Time to Pay Attention to the Mental Health of School Nurses
It will be five years this coming March since I published my first Op-Ed in the Nursing Economics journal at the invitation of Dr. Donna Nickitas, Dean of Rutgers-Camden Nursing. Since that pivotal publication, one where I shared my personal journey as a gun violence prevention activist, I have had the privilege of collaborating with… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: There is No Room for Apolitical Stances in Nursing
I have a deep appreciation for my colleagues at Northwell Health for inviting me to talk about the impact of gun violence on children and how we can support our youth. I was a panelist for Northwell's Gun Violence Learning Collaborative in March of 2022. The YouTube is linked below. Our conversation continued and was… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Helping Kids Cope With Gun Violence