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The Relentless School Nurse: CDC Has a Health Communicator’s Social Media Toolkit

I can't think of better health communicators than nurses, especially school nurses, especially now. I stumbled upon this CDC Health Communicator's Toolkit and wanted to share it with the readers of my blog. I am still digesting the content, it looks comprehensive and well researched.  I thought of all of the amazing school nurses I… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: CDC Has a Health Communicator’s Social Media Toolkit

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The Relentless School Nurse: 1:4700

  Liz Pray, MSN-Ed, RN, NCSN, President of the School Nurse Organization of Washington has an update for us! As many have read, Liz shared her breaking point when she was called to respond to an emergency with an unresponsive three-year-old. But Liz was nowhere near the school because she covers five buildings and was… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: 1:4700

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The Relentless School Nurse: Reflections on Renewing my Nursing License

  For the first time in my thirty-six years of nursing, I had to think twice about renewing my license. This has never happened to me before, but like all things COVID-related, neither had a pandemic. I sat in deep reflection on whether or not I should renew. The thoughts streaming through my mind focused… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Reflections on Renewing my Nursing License

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The Relentless School Nurse: Dear School Superintendent, Enough is Enough

This letter was sent to the Washington State School Superintendent by Liz Pray, President of the School Nurse Organization of Washington. Liz is a seasoned school nurse leader who is a fearless advocate for student and staff safety. You will see what prompted her to write, "enough is enough" to the Superintendent. Disturbingly, Liz's story… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Dear School Superintendent, Enough is Enough

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The Relentless School Nurse: I am a School Nurse in an Urban-Rich Community

Whenever I am asked where I work, I describe my community as urban. Starting today, I will use the term urban-rich, thanks to a conversation I had with Dwana Young, a new colleague from the New Jersey Office of Resilience. We were engaged in a lively conversation about the exciting work happening in New Jersey… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: I am a School Nurse in an Urban-Rich Community