The best and brightest in nursing is exemplified by the creative genius of Natania Abebe, RN, a young woman who shares her personal nursing mission to amplify the profile of nursing through media representation. Natania is a recent graduate that is using art, filmmaking, and writing to express her experience as a new nurse, a woman of color and young professional entering a working world mired in sexism, racism and antiquated views of what it means to be a nurse in the 21st Century. I am beyond honored to host Natania's guest blog on The Relentless School Nurse. Please share her message far and wide, we have much to learn from her insights and I hope this important perspectives piece will open frank discussion about that state of our profession. Kudos to you Natania for "speaking truth to power." We have much to learn from you and your generation of nurses!
Today marked a professional and personal highlight for me, one I will always cherish. I was a panelist for the Future of Nursing 2030 Town Hall in Philadelphia. I am sharing my statement to the committee in this blog post. For those who supported me, coached me, listened to me practice and helped me navigate… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Scenes From the Future of Nursing 2030 Philadelphia Town Hall- July 24, 2019
There seems to be a misguided theme popping up in recent articles about School Based Health Centers (SBHC) and the collaboration with school nurses. The theme is that prior to the introduction of SBHCs, school nurses were relegated to providing basic care for run-of-the-mill conditions. Does this fall into the category of “fake news” or… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Let’s Talk About the “Culture of Nursing”
This is my School Nurse friend/colleague/Twitter buddy, Abby. She lives on the border of Vermont and New Hampshire which allows her to live and work with students in both states! Abby has been the school nurse at Richmond Middle School for the past 11 years. She has implemented inventive programs for her school community. Monday Mile is one… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Meet Abby Pelletier, School Nurse/Certified Wellness Coach
I am named this blog the Relentless School Nurse because that is what I think it takes to be successful in our profession. We have to challenge ourselves to be relentless. Relentless school nurses break through perceived barriers and look for solutions, often long after the school day is over. We seem to always be… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Will You Be One Too?