Celebrate FHSD Nurses on National School Nurse Day

Posted on 05/06/2018
Nurse putting bandage on student

Healthy children learn better, and school nurses are an important part of the school health team. In honor of the contribution school nurses make every day to improve the safety, health, and academic success of all students, FHSD celebrates National School Nurse Day on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. 

“Our school nurses are on the front lines, providing care for our kids, keeping them healthy, in school, and ready to learn,” said Superintendent Dr. Mary Hendricks-Harris. “They help minimize health-related barriers to student success.”

FHSD’s school nurses play a vital role in helping to determine the health of students by connecting health care providers, public health programs, and families. Our nurses often juggle a complex array of medical and social issues, seeing hundreds of students every year. A typical schedule can include dispensing medications, immunizations, health care screenings, diseases such as diabetes and asthma, student obesity, special needs like tube feeding, preventing the spread of disease through blood exposure; and assisting with mental, emotional, and social problems. They must have specialized knowledge and skills to manage the increasingly complex medical conditions and chronic illnesses of children.

FHSD’s nurses optimize student health and learning throughout the school year. But, on National School Nurse Day, we take time to celebrate and recognize the contributions our school nurses make to the health and learning of all FHSD students.
Please join FHSD in saying thank you to our nurses for helping us keep our students’ health and safety a top priority. 



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