Nourish Thought for the Day:
Say thank you to your School Nurse for Caring Every Day!
The theme this year, “School Nurses: Caring for Others. Caring for Ourselves.” is reflective of the significant roles school nurses have in the healthcare in their school communities, as well as in modeling health and resiliency. That healthy children learn better is a simple truth, and school nurses work to remove barriers to learning. In the United States more than 73,000 school nurses are stepping up to help students meet new challenges they face today and working to support education and advance student health. Health, healthy lifestyles and graduation are the goals.
“School nurses focus on prevention and well-being for students and families through education regarding healthy lifestyle choices and management of chronic diseases. Care coordination is essential for management of chronic conditions such as asthma, allergy and obesity. School nurses create individualized plans of care and implement through communication with parents and healthcare providers,” said NASN President Carolyn Duff, MS, RN, NCSN. “Quality school health services demand school nursing skills and practices based on the strongest scientific evidence, and updating knowledge is continually necessary for health and safety of students. School nurses are healthcare connectors who coordinate care to keep students in classrooms ready to learn.”