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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...

The Relentless School Nurse: If we don’t ask, the answer is always NO!

School nurses have an unprecedented opportunity to request funds from the American Rescue Plan be allocated for school health services. School districts across the country are...

The Relentless School Nurse: The ‘Wild West’ of School Years is Ending

Being a school nurse during COVID has often felt like being in “The Wild West.” This illustration, created by artist Sofie Rasmussen, the daughter...

The Relentless School Nurse: On the latest Future of Nursing report

Late one evening in the spring of 2019 Dr. Susan Hassmiller called to invite me to present to the Future of Nursing 2020-2030 committee...

The Relentless School Nurse: Feeling simultaneously empowered and disempowered

When I power up the Zoom room for my bi-weekly school nurse support groups, I am never sure who will join me and what...

The Relentless School Nurse: One Year Into the Pandemic

I spent part of last weekend re-reading my blog posts from exactly one year ago. How naive I was, thinking that the lockdown would...

The Relentless School Nurse: CDC School Re-Opening Guidelines

The newest CDC guidance: Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools through Phased Mitigation Updated Feb. 12, 2021, is hot off the presses and under intense scrutiny....

The Relentless School Nurse: Please SAVE OUR SCHOOLS!

This week my school district announced that four more schools will be closed at the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year. This devastating news...

The Relentless School Nurse: #NursesAreNotOK

The pandemic has disrupted life as we know it, with no specific end in sight, outside of glimmers of hope with vaccines on the...

Making things possible

From time to time, I receive messages from readers of  The Relentless School Nurse blog. I am always touched and inspired when people reach...