I always read emails from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), a legacy philanthropic foundation dedicated to building a "Culture of Health" across the country. This week's newsletter is celebrating Women's History Month and features women who have spent their careers advancing health equity. I read the list of women and the individual stories that are… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: RWJF Celebrating Women Trailblazers Who Are Advancing Health Equity.
The Relentless School Nurse: I Had a Life-Enriching Experience at the Lake Nona Impact Forum
The Lake Nona Impact Forum (LNIF) is an annual gathering of the nation's leading health care innovators, scientists, thought leaders and CEO's to share deep discussions about the latest advancements in health and wellness. I was invited to participate this year to share my work as a school nurse and family member of survivors… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: I Had a Life-Enriching Experience at the Lake Nona Impact Forum
The Relentless School Nurse: Why We Leave
Why school nurses leave their positions has been on my mind a lot lately. I noticed a significant uptick of conversations on Facebook about nurses who were resigning. Some negotiated an earlier "release" date to preserve their own mental health. The support for these school nurses who are leaving our ranks is plentiful and filled… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Why We Leave
The Relentless School Nurse: Do You Know The Story of Nurse DonQuenick Joppy?
The blog post is in support of nurse DonQuenick Joppy, whose career and personal life have been upended by an injustice that could happen to any nurse, but especially, to nurses of color. In this era of restorative justice, calling out racism in nursing is not exempt. It is a hard truth, that the history… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Do You Know The Story of Nurse DonQuenick Joppy?
The Relentless School Nurse: Some thoughts on RELENTLESS SCHOOL NURSES by Judy Doran
Here is a message from our friend, Judy Doran, the Maine school nurse who writes a guest blog aptly titled “Maine Points,” from her corner of the country. She is a school nurse friend with whom I have an unbreakable bond after being in the long COVID foxhole together. I am sure you know what… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Some thoughts on RELENTLESS SCHOOL NURSES by Judy Doran