What a treat! I was invited by podcast hosts, psychiatrist Dr. Candida Fink, and educator Jo-Ann Berry to have a conversation about school health and safety. Mental Health Goes to School is a new podcast with an important mission, to bridge the gap in understanding the connection between home, school, and the mental health… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Mental Health Goes to School – A Teacher & A Psychiatrist Walk Into a Podcast!
The past few days have seen several disturbing headlines about the state of school nursing that do not bode well for our future. Here are some of the articles that prompted this blog post, as a counter-balance to the negative findings: Are School Nurses The Next Target of Moms For Liberty? A recent Twitter… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: How School Nurses Can Help Ourselves to Stay
Content alert, this post is absolutely political and necessarily so. Moms For Liberty, the ultra-right wing group that has focused their white supremacist ideals in school districts across the country may now be coming after school nurses. In a recent social media post, they called for a ban on all health care services in schools,… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Did Moms For Liberty Just Came After School Nurses?
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