Celebrating the Work of School Nurses

May 08, 2013

Have you thanked a school nurse today?

Have you thanked a school nurse today? For millions of children across the United States and beyond, school nurses are a lifeline, providing essential care and monitoring chronic health conditions such as asthma and diabetes.

Today, May 8th, is National School Nurse Day, and we want to take the time to thank all these amazing, dedicated professionals for keeping students healthy and in school, contributing not just to their wellness, but to their potential to achieve. We encourage all our friends and readers to take some time to thank school nurses, not just today, but any day.

This year’s National School Nurse Day theme, Advocacy, Access, Achievement: Leading the Way, captures school nurses’ significant role in improving students’ health and academic outcomes. For more examples of how and why the work of school nurses is so important not just to student health, but to learning, we have a few stories about amazing school health professionals:

And at HSC, we want to hear about all the great work school nurses across the country are doing. If you have a story about a school nurse going above and beyond, please tell us in the comments or email lindsay@healthyschoolscampaign.org.

Whether it’s with student nutrition, advocacy, physical fitness, mental health or a combination of all of the above, we want to hear about it, and we’ll feature these stories on our blog!