I love helping colleagues come up with talking points for when they are facing either their school districts or journalists. I owe all I know to nurse media strategist, Barbara Glickstein. She has taught me well and I pass her wisdom on to others. The other day I was debriefing the myriad of school happenings… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: COVID is Tearing at the Fabric of the School Nursing Profession
As the school year unfolds, COVID cases continue to impact schools across the country because the majority of our students are unvaccinated. While school nurses scramble every single day to keep up with the contact tracing requirements, we are being asked to add additional duties to our already overextended workforce. School nurses often work in… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Newsflash – Most School Nurses Work ALONE
No beating around the bush today. After four weeks of school, I am exhausted, even the weekends do not create space to relax and rejuvenate. School nurses are doing their very best to keep our school communities safe. This involves implementing public health guidelines that some have falsely categorized as overreach. The Swiss Cheese Model… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Parents & Guardians Let’s Reframe the COVID Conversation as a Shared Responsibility.
Pandemic School Nursing Coast to Coast is a series of guest blog posts from our colleagues across the country. School nurses have been speaking out and sharing their perspectives! Here is another message from Maine: As a nurse in a large district, the job of working in schools is starting to feel more and… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Pandemic School Nursing Coast to Coast – More From Maine
Throughout my five years of continuous blogging as The Relentless School Nurse, I have had the privilege of connecting with school nurses from coast to coast. COVID has created a national community of school nurses sharing our perspectives as we manage this endless pandemic and seek support to continue the work. One of my… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: COVID Perspectives From School Nurses Coast to Coast – Today’s Message is from Maine