Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Day 141: National School Nurse Day

What profession combines being the school health expert, working across a broad spectrum of demographics, working with children and families and coordinating the health and wellness of the entire school community? If you guessed school nurse, you’re correct!
School nurses share a unique passion to promote health and provide high quality care to students and their families. They are innovative and resilient, despite hard economic times and less than desirable staffing scenarios, and always have the best interest of children first. Today, the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) honors our school nurse heroes on the frontlines who provide a non-negotiable value for our nation’s children, keeping them healthy, in school and ready to learn. NASN believes every teacher deserves a school nurse so they can focus on teaching success, and every parent deserves to be able to send their child to a school with a nurse, knowing their child will be safe.
National School Nurse Day provides an opportunity for school nurses to articulate what they do to eliminate or minimize health-related barriers to student success.  We are school nurses; we support student success! 
National School Nurse Day is a time to celebrate the nursing profession and the specialty of school nursing.  This year’s theme Vision, Voice, Visibility: Sail Toward Healthy Horizons is reflective of the overall positive impact school nurses have on priority one--the health and well-being of students.

Nurse-Family Partnership helps transform the lives of vulnerable first-time moms and their babies. Through ongoing home visits from registered nurses, low-income, first-time moms receive the care and support they need to have a healthy pregnancy, provide responsible and competent care for their children, and become more economically self-sufficient. From pregnancy until the child turns two years old, Nurse-Family Partnership Nurse Home Visitors form a much-needed, trusting relationship with the first-time moms, instilling confidence and empowering them to achieve a better life for their children – and themselves.

An evidence-based community health program, Nurse-Family Partnership's outcomes include long-term family improvements in health, education, and economic self-sufficiency. By helping to break the cycle of poverty, they play an important role in helping to improve the lives of society's most vulnerable members, build stronger communities, and leave a positive impact on this and future generations.

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