How Do School Nurses Contribute to School Wellness?

November 22, 2011

Healthy Schools Campaign traveled to Colorado earlier this summer to kick off the Colorado School Nurse Leadership Institute that was hosted by The Colorado Health Foundation with the Colorado Department of Education. The event was well-attended by school nurses, district level health service managers, and regional consultants. Some advocates traveled eight hours to attend the event!

Cody Belzley of the Colorado Children’s Campaign discussed obesity and provided an overview of state and federal laws to help school nurses take advantage of school wellness resources. 

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School nurses do yoga exercises at the School Nurse Leadership Program 
While there, we spoke to two school nurses who reflected on the role school nurses play in the health and wellness of students. Check out the video below to hear what these phenomenal leaders said about school nursing.

 

School nurses are natural advocates for school wellness, but they are also advocates for student achievement. Common sense tells us that healthy students are better equipped to learn and succeed academically. 

Thanks to the school nurses who shared insight on their crucial role in school wellness!

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