School Nurses Corner: SNs in the News: Is 1 for Every 750 Kids Enough?
Editor’s Note: This article for you is like “preaching to the choir” but we thought it was important to note that this conversation is making the mainstream press.
[Source: The Conversation]
When many people think of a school nurse, they imagine a person who hands out Band-Aids for boo-boos.
But school nurses do so much more. They are school leaders who address the physical, mental and emotional health needs of students.
As the COVID-19 pandemic played out, many school nurses took on even greater responsibilities. These include monitoring and evaluating staff and students for COVID-19 exposure and symptoms, contact tracing and educating students, staff and community partners on vaccine and prevention measures. School nurses are also developing initiatives to deal with the anticipated increase in mental health services that students,