The Relentless School Nurse: Embracing the “Two Things Can Be True” Mindset!
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by Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSN, FNASN, FAAN
7h ago
  Embracing the Duality of School Nursing: Navigating Love and Challenges In the realm of school nursing, a profession that demands unwavering dedication, boundless compassion, and unyielding resilience, a delicate balance exists between the profound love for the job and the myriad challenges that accompany it. The intricate dance of school nursing, where passion intertwines with exhaustion, and fulfillment coexists with frustration. Love for School Nursing: A Fulfilling Career For school nurses, the opportunity to positively impact students’ health and well-being is a deeply fulfilling ..read more
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The Relentless School Nurse: Unseen Sacrifices: A Frontline Doctor’s Journey Through the Pandemic
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by Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSN, FNASN, FAAN
4d ago
Click to view slideshow. March of 2024 will mark four years since the COVID-19 pandemic gripped our nation and the rest of the world. The first COVID-19 patient in New York was reported on March 1, 2020, and it soon became one of the largest epicenters of the disease, overwhelming the healthcare system. Dr. Cornelia Griggs, a pediatric surgery fellow, and mother of two toddlers was completing the final four months of nine years of training when she found herself on the frontline of COVID in her NYC hospital. She kept a daily journal of her first-hand account so that 100 years from now, her chr ..read more
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The Relentless School Nurse: Move Beyond Nurse to Student Ratios and Focus on Staffing for Safe Care
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by Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSN, FNASN, FAAN
6d ago
School nurses are crucial in maintaining the health and well-being of students, which in turn affects their academic success and the overall functionality of schools. The National Association of School Nurses (NASN), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and American Nurses Association (ANA) have historically recommended nurse-to-student ratios, but these recommendations have evolved due to the increasing complexity of students’ healthcare needs and the lack of one-size-fits-all evidence to support specific staffing numbers. NASN emphasizes a multifaceted approach to determining appropriate ..read more
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The Relentless School Nurse: Celebrating a Collaborative Partnership in Health & Learning
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by Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSN, FNASN, FAAN
1w ago
  Click to view slideshow. Schools of Nursing and local school district nurses are uniquely positioned to strategically support each other’s missions and visions. How fortunate my Camden City School District (CCSD) is to have the investment and dedication of the Rutgers-Camden School of Nursing as a partner in health and learning! This collaboration began in 2022, when more than 150 CCSD student-athletes faced the risk of being sidelined due to the requirement of physical exams for participation in school sports. Recognizing the financial and logistical barriers faced by the families in t ..read more
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The Relentless School Nurse: Judy Doran Shares “Flipping the Script”
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by Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSN, FNASN, FAAN
1w ago
Judy Doran happens to be the 2023 Maine School Nurse of the Year and a valued contributor to The Relentless School Nurse blog. In this guest post, Judy poses a challenge to all of us; what if we flip the script and consider not fixing everything all of the time without needed resources? Enjoy Judy’s message! It resonated deeply with me and I am sure it will with you too. Will you flip the script? If so, why and how? here goes…….. I always appreciate your enthusiasm and passion when advocating for school nurses. You also maintain a positive vibe and solutions-based approach which I try to mode ..read more
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The Relentless School Nurse: Let’s Break Through the Misconceptions About School Nursing in 2024! May 8th is OUR DAY!
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by Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSN, FNASN, FAAN
2w ago
It’s not too early to start planning for School Nurse Day 2024! We cannot wait for others to celebrate us, let’s show them how it’s done! I have been thinking about how to break through the log jam of misunderstanding about school nursing practice and suggest we use this year’s School Nurse Day 2024 – May 8th to EDUCATE and CELEBRATE who we are and what we do!  School nursing is an independent specialty practice that is challenging and rewarding, but often under-estimated, leading others to diminish the need. This is the BIG reason I continue to write blog posts, 8 years and counting! Br ..read more
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The Relentless School Nurse: An Incensed Principal Speaks Out!
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by Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSN, FNASN, FAAN
3w ago
Meet Principal Darrin Paschke, you can tell by this photo that he has something pressing on his mind. His facial expression and body language drew me into this article: Paschke calls out district on behalf of students.  Kudos to Fredonia High School Principal Darrin Paschke for delivering a fiery speech at the local Fredonia, New York, Board of Education (BOE) meeting. His focus was student safety concerns due to the lack of essential health services, including school nurses and school social workers. He was “incensed” at the lack of urgency to properly staff these important positions an ..read more
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The Relentless School Nurse: Elmo Goes Viral With an Important Question for You!
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by Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSN, FNASN, FAAN
3w ago
  A recent NRP article shared the backstory of Elmo’s question that went viral and rocked social media. According to NPR, Elmo garnered 202.6 million views and counting, by asking: Elmo is just checking in! How is everybody doing? Going viral takes an unexpected turn when Elmo from “Sesame Street” poses a genuine check-in on Twitter. Contrary to the expected social media rants and acerbic messages, people respond candidly, revealing a collective sense of distress and unburdening themselves on the beloved Muppet.  Imagine, a seemingly simple social media check-in by the beloved S ..read more
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The Relentless School Nurse: Schools Are Key to Promoting Safe Storage of Firearms
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by Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSN, FNASN, FAAN
1M ago
  My heart was beating a little faster today as I came across the new White House initiative for schools to promote the safe storage of firearms! While school nurses are not specifically named, we know that we are the Chief Wellness Officers of our buildings, and must be part of this new program. Nothing could be more important than protecting the lives of children in our schools. – Secretary Miguel Cardona Our first step is bringing this information to our school leaders. I already sent my email! Here it is, short and to the point: Good morning,   Yesterday the White House Office ..read more
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The Relentless School Nurse: Give Because Every Child Deserves a School Nurse!
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by Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSN, FNASN, FAAN
1M ago
  The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) is launching the President’s Endowment Challenge for the academic year 2024-2025, and the theme couldn’t be more crucial: “Advocating for Equity.”  About the NASN President’s Endowment Challenge: This initiative aims to raise funds to support research on school nursing’s influence on health and education outcomes. The focus is on identifying quality systems-level school health services interventions that can truly make a difference in the lives of students. The endowment fund also plays a vital role in offering scholarships to schoo ..read more
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