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00000177-ba84-d5f4-a5ff-bbfc9baa0000Ways of Life airs every second Monday at 8:40am and 5:45pm.Our series Ways of Life is A collection of stories about people who live down the street... our neighbors: Fishermen, scientists, craftspeople, recovering addicts, surgeons, dog rescuers, motorcycle gang members, nursing home residents, musicians, the homeless, kid athletes, social activists, and all the others who share this place.Each portrait becomes part of the surprising, interwoven tapestry of our lives together here on the Cape, Coast and Islands. Ways of Life is edited by Jay Allison and produced by our production partners at Atlantic Public Media Ways of Life is made possible by The Circle of Ten, ten local businesses and organizations committed to local programming on WCAI.

Bandaids, Ice and Thermometers Can't Begin to Cover it: Being a School Nurse in the 21st Century

Photo by Kate O'Connell

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

Ways of Life is made possible by the Circle of Ten- ten local businesses and organization committed to local programming on WCAI. 

For information about school nursing visit the National Association of School Nurses:

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: