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The Relentless School Nurse: This is NOT SCHOOL SAFETY

Hoping to have a peaceful Saturday morning was not meant to be today. I came across this article, "North Carolina school district planning to put AR-15 in every school in the event of another school shooting," and my heart started racing.  This is not school safety. It is dangerous and reactive which will turn schools… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: This is NOT SCHOOL SAFETY

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The Relentless School Nurse: “Public health responsibility at an individual level is an oxymoron.” – Dr. Dalia Hasan

I was catching up on all of the news of the day, it was filled with updates on monkeypox (MPX), polio in wastewater in New York, and increasing COVID activity and I became more and more anxious about school reopening. Then I came across this Tweet that perfectly sums up the cognitive dissonance of the… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: “Public health responsibility at an individual level is an oxymoron.” – Dr. Dalia Hasan

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The Relentless School Nurse: The Relentless Need Continues – Making the School Environment Safe & Healthy for Learning

Thank you, Ken McGill, EdS LMFT, and Opeeka, for inviting me on your podcast, Innovation In Care Collaboration. I enjoyed our conversation and appreciate the opportunity to talk about the scope of school nursing practice.  You can listen to our conversation by clicking the link below:  The Relentless Need Continues - Making the School Environment… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: The Relentless Need Continues – Making the School Environment Safe & Healthy for Learning

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The Relentless School Nurse: Join Me on BulletPoints – The Impact of Firearm Violence and Threats on Student Health

I am so honored to participate in an episode of the webinar series by the BulletPointsProject team. Our topic is "The Impact of Firearm Violence and Threats on Student Health," the details are below along with a link to register. I hope you will join in our conversation and share the link within your networks.  … Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Join Me on BulletPoints – The Impact of Firearm Violence and Threats on Student Health

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The Relentless School Nurse: Welcome to the Free-for-All, the 2022-2023 School Year

The term free-for-all, defined as a "chaotic situation lacking rules or structure,  jumped into my mind as I tried to describe what it feels like to prepare for the upcoming school year. As I look around at school districts in my state and across the country, the one common denominator is the abject lack of… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Welcome to the Free-for-All, the 2022-2023 School Year