School nurses are full partners in the education of our students. When I think of a the difference that having a school nurse in the building means to my students, I find myself simultaneously grateful for their work and furious at how we have to squeeze a budget to within an inch of its life to afford that access.
Today I want to make sure that everyone appreciates the work they do, including:
- Oftentimes being the primary care provider for all the medical issues for many of our students and their families.
- Working as a team with social workers and counselors to identify the needs of students. They then can be taken care of and stay in my classroom where I can meet the academic needs they have.
- Educating students to meet their own, often chronic, medical needs so students leave class less often so I can meet the academic needs they have.
Every school nurse needs to be appreciated.
Thank you for your work, nurses. I literally couldn't do it without you.