Gun Violence, Gun Violence Prevention, Nursing Activism, School Nursing

The Relentless School Nurse: Twelve Perspectives on Gun Violence in America

The Topical Collection on Gun Violence has been published by Current Trauma Reports.  Seeing the full breadth of the scope of contributors to this special edition of Current Trauma Reports brings me to a moment of pause and reflection on how far this journey has taken us all. I believe that the conversation around gun… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Twelve Perspectives on Gun Violence in America

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The Relentless School Nurse: “Active-Shooter Drills in Schools May Do More Harm Than Good”

This article was just published in Rutgers-Camden News! Written by the very talented  Jeanne Leong, Assistant Director of Media Relations.  I appreciate the  support of Rutgers-Camden in sharing the work that I am doing, along with dedicated colleagues, Dean Donna Nickitas, Professor Sunny Hallowell of Villanova University and Donna Mazyck, Executive Director of the National… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: “Active-Shooter Drills in Schools May Do More Harm Than Good”

Gun Violence, Gun Violence Prevention, School Nursing, School shooting

The Relentless School Nurse: Back-To-School Essentials from Sandy Hook Promise

The most recent PSA from Sandy Hook Promise will tear a hole in your heart as you watch how the back to school supplies we have all bought for our children are now being used. This is not hype, this is what it feels like in many schools.  It feels like we are all preparing… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Back-To-School Essentials from Sandy Hook Promise

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The Relentless School Nurse: Giffords Partners With Top Presidential Candidates, Launches Unprecedented Gun Safety President Video Series

We have accepted the unacceptable for too long. Parents, teachers and kids should not have to worry that their school will be the site of the next school shooting. We need a Gun Safety President. Thanks to the efforts of Gabby Giffords and the Giffords Organization, we will no longer tolerate the intolerable.  As today… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Giffords Partners With Top Presidential Candidates, Launches Unprecedented Gun Safety President Video Series

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The Relentless School Nurse: NH School Nurse Susan Petrovek Takes Her Turn on Gun Violence With an Op-Ed!

The Relentless School Nurse has a special edition blog post to highlight the voice of  Susan Petrovek, a New Hampshire school nurse who published an Op-Ed in the Concord Monitor about gun violence. Congratulations to Susan for speaking truth to power and amplifying the voice of school nursing in this urgent public health crisis. Please… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: NH School Nurse Susan Petrovek Takes Her Turn on Gun Violence With an Op-Ed!