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The Relentless School Nurse: ‘Moms Who Care’ Because it Does ‘Take a Village’

This week's guest blog post by "The School Nurse," Elisabeth Barclay, is a bit of normalcy in a COVID world. There are supportive parent organizations all over the country that support school nurses who are caring for our nation's children. Moms Who Care (MWC) is one example of an organization that provides clothing and supplies… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: ‘Moms Who Care’ Because it Does ‘Take a Village’

School Nursing

The Relentless School Nurse: I’m a New Jersey school nurse. ‘Fingers crossed’ is not an acceptable reopening strategy.

I am excited to share my Op-Ed just published in @USAToday.  Thank you to @BarbaraGlickstein and @1jeannethenurse for your support and editing wisdom. Click the link below: https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/voices/2020/08/26/school-nurse-reopening-donald-trump-masks-coronavirus-column/5632931002/

School Nursing

The Relentless School Nurse: Coronavirus House Calls – Back to School Edition

Big shout out of appreciation to CBS42 and their 200 affiliates who carried this special episode of Coronavirus House Calls: Back to School. I was honored to be a panelist and answered some very interesting questions from the audience! My favorite question was from a mom whose son came home from school wearing his friend's… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Coronavirus House Calls – Back to School Edition

School Nursing

The Relentless School Nurse: COVID Has Come to School & Our Cupboards are Bare

I recently spoke to Joel Rose of NPR about the on-going struggle for school nurses to get the necessary PPE. The article and the audio clip are available here: Yep, Masks And Protective Gear Are Still Hard To Get — Especially For Small Buyers When schools first closed in mid-March many school nurses cleared out… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: COVID Has Come to School & Our Cupboards are Bare

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The Relentless School Nurse: MK Czerwiec, Uses the Art of Comics For Education and Healing

Celebrating my Twitter friend, MK Czerwiec, the Comic Nurse, who has helped create a nursing specialty that combines comics and nursing to promote education and healing. She was a guest on the RN-Mentor podcast to share her nursing journey and to talk about the release of  her most recent book, 'Menopause: A Comic Treatment.' The… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: MK Czerwiec, Uses the Art of Comics For Education and Healing