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Nursing, School Nursing

The Relentless School Nurse: My First Nursing Error

The messages we get in our nurses' training have long-lasting effects on our practice. In my hospital-based program, our nursing instructors believed that it was their job to "break you down and rebuild you as a nurse."  Servitude and perfectionism was built into my training. I don't blame my instructors; but they were repeating what… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: My First Nursing Error

School Nursing

The Relentless School Nurse: The Changing Role of School Nursing Spotlighted on Health Connections

My deepest appreciation to Carole R. Myers, PhD, RN, FAAN from University of Tennessee, Knoxville for spotlighting school nursing on her radio show, Health Connections! I was honored to share the work of school nursing with Dr. Myers! Here is a link to the show: https://www.wuot.org/post/healthconnections-changing-role-school-nurses

school nurse, School Nursing, Tech

The Relentless School Nurse: Using Teacher Tech in the Health Clinic with Angela Avramidis, BSN, RN, NCSN

  School nurse Angela Avradmidis and I connected during the “High Tech to High Touch”#Nursing2030Chat3 hosted by the Future of Nursing 2020-2030. The discussion included the frustration many school nurses face when trying to electronically communicate with parents. Angela had an innovative solution, she uses a technology platform designed for teachers called Remind.  I reached… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Using Teacher Tech in the Health Clinic with Angela Avramidis, BSN, RN, NCSN

Advocacy & Activism, Gun Violence, Gun Violence Prevention

The Relentless School Nurse: Congressman Donald Norcross: America Has a Gun Problem

The 70th anniversary of the murders of my father's parents and grandmother, along with 10 others is fast approaching. I am sure there will be stories published along with the requisite pictures of the murderer. I believe in the no-notoriety movement, so I will not use his name or provide any details, except to say… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Congressman Donald Norcross: America Has a Gun Problem

School Nursing

The Relentless School Nurse: Educators & School Nurses Must End the Silence About Climate Change

Park Guthrie is a teacher in Northern California and the founder of Schools for Climate Action, a grassroots group whose mission is to encourage schools to advocate for climate justice.  Park has written a series of compelling blog posts that inspires all of us to take action in support of climate justice. Here is Part… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Educators & School Nurses Must End the Silence About Climate Change