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The Relentless School Nurse: What Happened in School Today – How One School Nurse Bridges the Wage Gap

The old adage "a picture is worth a thousand words" is illustrated in this photo sent by Brandy Bowlen, a school nurse from Texas. Brandy was responding to a  Tweet thread about the nationwide shortage of school nurses: This was Brandy's response: I think that Brandy's response speaks for itself. She is truly a school… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: What Happened in School Today – How One School Nurse Bridges the Wage Gap

School Nursing

The Relentless School Nurse: ACEs Impact Nurses More Than We Realized

"We just did a survey of our staff in our outpatient clinics that included knowledge and attitudes about ACEs and trauma-informed care.  The survey included a personal ACE score (anonymous).  Nurses had the highest average score, by far, at 4.  I don't see much in the literature about ACE scores of nurses in the community. … Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: ACEs Impact Nurses More Than We Realized

School Nursing

The Relentless School Nurse: What Happened At School Today – A Visit to Sesame Street in Communities

Sesame Street in Communities is the educational arm of Sesame Workshop. They provide professional development and learning opportunities for educators, parents and community providers who are working with young children ages 0-6. This specific target age is when our children's brains are experiencing their most prolific development. The ability to enhance the learning for this… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: What Happened At School Today – A Visit to Sesame Street in Communities

School Nursing

The Relentless School Nurse: Athletic Trainers are our Partners

School nurses and Athletic Trainers (ATs) can be tremendous partners in providing supportive care to student-athletes. The collaboration can only work if we are intentional in creating clear and open channels of communication that are FERPA and HIPAA compliant. We must understand our unique, but collaborative roles and the intersection of our specialties to meet… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Athletic Trainers are our Partners

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The Relentless School Nurse: Sharing a Voice of Agency – Teri Mills

This is an example of a public health nurse using her voice as an agent of change. Imagine the impact if more nurses testified in front of their state legislators, using the ethos of being a nurse to educate and advocate to influence policy. Gun violence prevention belongs in the public health arena! Thank you,… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Sharing a Voice of Agency – Teri Mills