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School Nursing

The Relentless School Nurse: Soap, Toothbrushes & Sleeping on Concrete Floors

Earlier in the year, I wrote a blog post about one of my newest students who was saving food that was served in school to bring home to her family. The 4-year-old girl, a recent immigrant from Guatemala, was storing food in her pants pockets instead of eating at school. Here is a link to… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Soap, Toothbrushes & Sleeping on Concrete Floors

School Nursing

The Relentless School Nurse: Heal Write Now – Honoring the Voice of Survivors With Cissy White

Please take the time to learn about the work of Cissy White. She is a brilliant writer, speaker, survivor, activist, an expert on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and parenting with high ACEs. Cissy is adamant that the voice and lived expertise of survivors must be heard and honored through inclusion in decision making and policy… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Heal Write Now – Honoring the Voice of Survivors With Cissy White

School Nursing

The Relentless School Nurse: Share Your Vision of the Future of School Nursing

What are your BIGGEST dreams about school nursing? If you had the ear of the decision makers who had a direct impact on your work, what would you tell them? What would you want them to know about your challenges and accomplishments? This is not out of our range! We have the ability to impact… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Share Your Vision of the Future of School Nursing

School Nursing

The Relentless School Nurse: What Happened at School Today – Nursing Economics Journal – Guest Editorial

Proud to share this guest editorial co-authored through the professional generosity of Rutgers-Camden Nursing, Dean Donna Nickitas and Donna Mazyck, Executive Director of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN). Our Nation’s School Nurses Call Us to Action to Address Gun Violence

School Nursing

The Relentless School Nurse: A Message From Our Past is Even More Meaningful Today

“A sensible school nurse, with good judgment, discretion, and enthusiasm, may be a powerful factor in the general improvement of a community." - Lina Rogers Have you ever read the textbook that Lina Rogers-Struthers wrote? It was published in 1917:  The School Nurse: A Survey of the Duties and Responsibilities of the Nurse in the Maintenance of Health… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: A Message From Our Past is Even More Meaningful Today