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The Relentless School Nurse: School Nursing During a Pandemic

A very special appreciation to health journalist Nicole Fauteux for including me in this comprehensive article about what it has been like to be a school nurse during the pandemic. I am joined by revered colleagues who shared their unique perspectives, contributions to student health and innovate responses to maintaining connections with students during the… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: School Nursing During a Pandemic

School Nursing

The Relentless School Nurse: Battered, But Still Standing

  I came across this parking sign while visiting a Rutgers University school nursing student in her practicum. It was encouraging to see a parking space reserved for the school nurse, but it was weathered and worn, much like the way many of us are feeling. As we enter our third school year impacted by… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Battered, But Still Standing

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The Relentless School Nurse: S.O.S. From a School Nurse

I am issuing an S.O.S., the universal call for help, asking our most trusted public health institutions to coordinate their school reopening recommendations. I tweeted out this message as an urgent appeal for a consensus on universal masking, physical distancing and continued implementation of effective mitigation strategies. Please DO NOT LEAVE the decisions up to… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: S.O.S. From a School Nurse

School Nursing

The Relentless School Nurse: Universal Masking in K-12 Schools – A National Call To Action

Join the collective will of healthcare professionals and organizations imploring the CDC, Governors, and state and local boards of education to require universal masking in schools regardless of vaccination status by signing and sharing this petition. The Delta variant is highly contagious and there are more than 48 million students that are not yet eligible… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Universal Masking in K-12 Schools – A National Call To Action

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The Relentless School Nurse: Two Uniquely American Experiences Baseball and Gun Violence

Gun violence abruptly ended a Nationals vs Padres baseball game on Saturday night at the Washington, DC stadium. Families attending the summer evening baseball game ran for their lives or hid under the stadium seats as they scrambled to find safety in the chaos. Farris Nunn, an 8 year old girl was among the families enjoying… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Two Uniquely American Experiences Baseball and Gun Violence