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The Relentless School Nurse: Precepting Nursing’s Future

Preceptorship is an opportunity that must not be underestimated.  As a nurse, one of our professional obligations is shepherding the next generation of nurses through their clinical training. It is an opportunity to model the heights of our profession, but it often dissolves into a much different experience for the students. As a school nurse… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Precepting Nursing’s Future

School Nursing

The Relentless School Nurse: Apples are Not Just Red!

I love fresh fruits and vegetables and my students often comment on what I bring to school each day.  My school district is urban, challenging, complex and has limited supermarkets.  Corner stores and liquor stores outnumber food stores in every neighborhood. It is often called a food desert, void of fresh produce. Green apples are… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Apples are Not Just Red!

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The Relentless School Nurse: The Source of My Grit Can Be Measured in Minutes and Years

How do you measure a year? The cast of Rent sings about measuring life over the course of a year in love. It's been five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes since my niece hid in a closet during the Parkland shootings that killed 14 students and 3 staff members. It has also been almost seventy… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: The Source of My Grit Can Be Measured in Minutes and Years