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The Relentless School Nurse: A PICU Nurse’s Gratitude for Frontline School Nurses

Barbara Glickstein is the consummate bridge-builder. She noticed a generous and compelling Tweet by PICU nurse Hui-wen Sato who shared her hope to find a way to support the school nurse in her daughters’ elementary school. Here is the Twitter thread that told the story of how Hui-wen, a nurse/mom tried her best to volunteer… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: A PICU Nurse’s Gratitude for Frontline School Nurses

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The Relentless School Nurse: Syracuse City School District Nurses Make Their Voices Heard!

Syracuse City School District nurses spoke at their school board meetings. Thank you, Judy Holmes and your colleagues for speaking out about the lack of support of school leadership. School nurses across the country are feeling the same way, that we are failing our children because no one is responding to our pleas for help.… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Syracuse City School District Nurses Make Their Voices Heard!

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The Relentless School Nurse: CDC, What Happened to You?

  In the world of trauma-responsive care, it is preferred practice to ask "What happened to you?" vs. "What's wrong with you?" And it is in this spirit, of recognizing a traumatized organization, that I am asking the question, "CDC, what happened to you?"  Twenty-four months of leading the charge for public health during a… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: CDC, What Happened to You?

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The Relentless School Nurse: We are Asking For the Same Consideration and Support That We Provide

I am sharing testimony that I gave about the state of pandemic school nursing in New Jersey. It was an honor to represent the New Jersey State School Nurses Association. You can listen to my testimony and review the narrative below.  NJ State Senate Education Committee Meeting 1-6-22           My segment begins… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: We are Asking For the Same Consideration and Support That We Provide

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The Relentless School Nurse: Status Surge Capacity Depletion

We have reached public health surge capacity depletion and it is clear we are unable to meet the demands of this endless moment. Standing on the threshold of pandemic year number three, with the omicron variant swirling all around us, has created an impossible situation for school nurses to manage safely.  Running on surge capacity… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Status Surge Capacity Depletion