School nursing requires much more than just than applying a band aid on a student’s scraped knee. Ask any student or teacher and they’ll tell you school nurses are more than a human first-aid kit, which is why they’re being honored for their commitment to health and safety on National School Nurse Day (NSND). NSND recognizes the contributions and commitments nurses make to their schools.
Below are the stories of NEA members Carmen Hill and Peggy Strum-Vanderpool, two nurses with more than 80 years of experience between them, and how they are trying to cope with looming nursing program budget cuts while still providing quality care to the students and staff around them. They say being a school nurse is more than just a job – it’s the ability to help others when they need it the most.
[You can read the rest of the article here.]
Want to show school nurses that you support the work they do to help ensure the health of America’s students? Click here to send an email to your members of congress asking them to support the National Classified School Employee of the Year Award Act.