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The Relentless School Nurse: A Back to School Message From Your School’s Chief Wellness Officer – The School Nurse

The school nurse is your child’s Chief Wellness Officer! So first things first:  be sure your school has a school nurse in your child’s building every day. If not, there are 55 million reasons to have one. School nurses have access to 95% of our nation’s 55 million children every day, all day. We are… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: A Back to School Message From Your School’s Chief Wellness Officer – The School Nurse

School Nursing

The Relentless School Nurse: Making Time

As we all know, there is never enough time in our professional life to do all of the things we want or need to complete.  Just when we have all of our charting done, our screenings are done and our school nurse tasks completed, the school year is over! But our work is far beyond completing… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Making Time

School Nursing

The Relentless School Nurse: School Nursing’s Vital Role in the History of American Nursing

The history of school nursing has not been studied enough in a formal, scholarly manner. We have been so busy "being" school nurses that we have not devoted sufficient time for institutional self-reflection. Developing the specialty practice of school nursing has been our primary focus for the past 50 years since the inception of the… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: School Nursing’s Vital Role in the History of American Nursing

School Nursing

The Relentless School Nurse: Peanut M&Ms vs. an Uninterrupted Lunch Break-Guess Who Won?

  No matter how much planning we do, it seems like having an “uninterrupted” lunch is not in the cards for school nurses.  On one hand, that speaks to the necessity of having full nursing coverage in every school during every period.  On the other hand, sometimes we need a brain and body break from… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Peanut M&Ms vs. an Uninterrupted Lunch Break-Guess Who Won?