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The Relentless School Nurse: Support the Work of the Brady Foundation – Easy Steps! You Vote, They Get a Donation

When my father was alive, there were many things that we differed on, especially politics. I was and remain an ardent democrat, volunteering for President Jimmy Carter's campaign before I was eligible to vote. My father on the otherhand voted for Nixon over Kennedy in 1960.  One of the things we did agree upon was… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Support the Work of the Brady Foundation – Easy Steps! You Vote, They Get a Donation

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School Nursing

An Important Message From Cissy White: Survivor Squared

Survivor Squared? October 4, 2019 · by Cissy White ·   Note: I’m writing so much but I’ve got less energy than usual to edit so I’m sharing what and when I can. Usually, I move quickly.  Now, I’m often stunned. It took me a week to get some of the short-term disability form filled out, signed, and… Continue reading An Important Message From Cissy White: Survivor Squared

School Nursing

The Relentless School Nurse: Speaking Truth to Power About Gun Violence in Schools

Here are links to the press conference that I participated in with Representative Lauren Underwood on 9/26/19. The messages shared that day included the voices of students, Representatives, teachers and nurses. Our voices matter, nurses are 4 million strong in our country.  Imagine if we all spoke truth to power!   Congressional Press Conference - Representative… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Speaking Truth to Power About Gun Violence in Schools

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The Relentless School Nurse: A Message from Nicki Zimmerman – Never give up, never surrender!

Nicki Zimmerman is a veteran school nurse with more than 25 years serving the students in her Oregon school district. When Nicki decided to sit for national certification last year, she joined an online study group that I monitor on behalf of the National Board for School Nurse Certification.  We finally met in real life… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: A Message from Nicki Zimmerman – Never give up, never surrender!

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The Relentless School Nurse: School Nurses Collaborating with School Counselors For Better Health Outcomes

When nurses share our expertise across sectors, it is called "outward-facing." When we share within our profession it is called "inward-facing." I have been on a mission to #AmplifyNursing by seeking more outward-facing opportunities to share the work of school nursing. This article is an example of reaching outside of school nursing by submitting a… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: School Nurses Collaborating with School Counselors For Better Health Outcomes