Bandaids, Ice and Thermometers Can't Begin to Cover it: Being a School Nurse in the 21st Century
The usual or expected teenage angst is exacerbated today by concerns about the planet, affordable college, and the fear of school shootings. Joyce O'Connor is the school nurse for Mashpee Middle and High Schools. She walks us through the changes school nursing has made to deal holistially with student health.
This piece came to us from our production partners at Atlantic Public Media through their media training program, The Transom Story Workshop in Woods Hole. Kate O'Connell is a graduate of the workshop. You can find out more about the program at Transom.org.
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For information about school nursing visit the National Association of School Nurses: www.nasn.org
For information about A.L.I.C.E. drills, the most common form of active shooter drill held in schools across the U.S., visit: www.alicetraining.com