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The Relentless School Nurse: Nurses Once Again Listed as the Most Trusted Profession…But Why Doesn’t It Feel That Way?

I read the news that Gallup released their annual poll of the most trusted and respected professions. Nurses have come in first for twenty-one years straight. The one year we came in second to firefighters was after 9/11.  I did not feel the same sense of pride and enthusiasm as I have felt in the… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Nurses Once Again Listed as the Most Trusted Profession…But Why Doesn’t It Feel That Way?

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The Relentless School Nurse: A Six-Year-Old School Shooter

The headline has haunted me all weekend. I cannot stop thinking about this unimaginable scenario. A six-year-old child is angry and dysregulated, has access to an unlocked and loaded firearm, and brings it to school. This is not a far-flung script for a crime show, this is real life and it happened this past Friday… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: A Six-Year-Old School Shooter

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The Relentless School Nurse: Thank you Project N95 for Providing Protection

Today is our first day back to school after a much-needed holiday break. My Camden, New Jersey school district is one of two in NJ that is instituting a temporary return to universal masking following our break. I am so thankful to the team at Project N95  for providing more than 7,000 adult and 5,000 preschool-size… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Thank you Project N95 for Providing Protection

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The Relentless School Nurse: 2023 Here We Go…Please Be Better Than The Last Three!

  One of the benefits of having more than 900 blog posts is that I can look back at where we were at any given time in years past. Here is my blog post from exactly one year ago 12/31/2021: The Relentless School Nurse: Oh, 2022, I Really Wanted to Welcome You! The final paragraphs… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: 2023 Here We Go…Please Be Better Than The Last Three!

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The Relentless School Nurse: The Top 5 Blogs of 2022

It's that time of year again; let's review the top 5 blog posts of 2022! There is no surprise that the majority of the top blog posts are COVID-related. Thank you to all of the readers of my blog, especially friends and colleagues who have left messages, both public and private. My deepest appreciation to… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: The Top 5 Blogs of 2022