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The Relentless School Nurse

Curating collective experiences of school nurses

Judy Doran, RN, is a school nurse who writes “Maine Points,” a collection of essays that reflect her experiences during COVID. She believes in...

The Relentless School Nurse: One good turn deserves another

I am sharing testimony that I gave about the state of pandemic school nursing in New Jersey. It was an honor to represent the...

The Relentless School Nurse: Wishing another year away

I feel like we are caught in a cycle of wishing these pandemic years away because they represent so much loss, illness, disruption, and...

The Relentless School Nurse: Another school shooting in another American town

My heart is heavy, feeling the unbearable grief that families and communities are experiencing on this ‘morning after’ another school shooting… The lens in which...

The Relentless School Nurse: Coming to terms with the era of COVID

It’s been a rough school year and it’s only November. I am not sure where to turn to feel a sense of balance or...

The Relentless School Nurse: A new honor

At the very end of the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy is surrounded by family and friends who joined her on her journey. She realized...

The Relentless School Nurse: This is not sustainable

The early weeks of the new school year have seen an escalation of COVID positive cases in students and staff. This follows the predictable...

The Relentless School Nurse: Reaching a tipping point

I am honored by the number of school nurses from across the country who reach out to me to share their COVID challenges. It...

The Relentless School Nurse: an unsettled feeling

I am feeling so unsettled that words are not flowing for me. Usually, my blog posts almost write themselves, but not this time. The...

The Relentless School Nurse: Battered, But Still Standing

I came across this parking sign while visiting a Rutgers University school nursing student in her practicum. It was encouraging to see a parking...

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