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Keeping Our Country's Schools Healthy and Happy

Smiling nurse in scrubs smiling and bandaging the arm of a smiling little girl in a preschool setting
Children were missing school on a regular basis because of treatable diseases, so a nurse, Lina Rogers, RN, was brought into the school system to see if she could make a difference. The rate of absences decreased drastically, and school nursing grew to be a critical nursing specialty.

Today, school nurses are responsible for caring for students who get sick or injured during school hours, as well as educating students about healthcare and growth development.

We recently spoke with Nina Fekaris, MS, BSN, RN, NCSN, president of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN), to learn more about the role of the school nurse in modern society.

Visit www.nasn.org for more information about NASN. And to get a glimpse into the daily responsibilities of a school nurse, check out the Campaign’s “A Day in the Life” video featuring Sheila.

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