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National School Nurse Day

School Nurse Day is May 11, 2022
2022 Theme: School Nurses: Bridging Healthcare and Education

Since 1972, National School Nurse Day has been set aside to recognize school nurses. National School Nurse Day was established to foster a better understanding of the role of school nurses in the educational setting.

"The WWPS Health Services staff is amazing! The past year has been extremely challenging for everyone, but through it all, they have kept their cool and been the onsite experts for COVID-19. They have supported testing, tracking and tracing. Health Services staff often share advice and have remained stalwart in their commitment to serving all of the district's students and staff."  Amy Ruff, Health Services Director

WWPS Health Services staff members include:
• Amy Ruff, RN Health Services Director

• Vickie Rogers, RN at Wa-Hi, Lincoln, SEATech and Opportunity

• Lynn Porter Bingham, RN at Edison and Green Park

• Amanda Hinrichs, RN at Prospect Point, Sharpstein

• Brooke Cramer, RN at Pioneer & Garrison MS

• Sandy Thomas, RN (instructor at SEATech)

• Sonia Soto, HRA at Wa-Hi

• Sara Huxoll, HRA at Garrison MS

• Edgar Salgado, HRA at Pioneer MS

• Stephanie Edwards, HRA at Prospect Point

• Lori Grimes, HRA at Sharpstein

• Giessell Martinez, HRA at WWCCF

• Fabiola Salgado, HRA at Edison

• Ana Brito Salgado, HRA at Green Park

• Dakota Buman, HRA at Berney

National Association of School Nurses 2022 Proclamation
Whereas, students are the future and, by investing in them today, we are ensuring our world for tomorrow; and

Whereas, families deserve to feel confident that their children will be cared for when they are at school; and

Whereas, all students have a right to have their physical and mental health needs safely met while in the school setting; and

Whereas, students today face more complex and life-threatening health problems requiring care in school; and

Whereas, the COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized the essential role school nurses play in student health and academic success; and

Whereas, school nurses have served a critical role in improving public health and in ensuring student’s academic success for more than 100 years; and

Whereas, school nurses address the home and community factors (e.g., social determinants) that impact students’ health; and

Whereas, school nurses act as a liaison to the school community, families, and healthcare providers on behalf of children’s health by promoting wellness and improving health outcomes for our nation’s children; and

Whereas, school nurses support the health and educational success of children and youth by providing access to care when children’s cognitive development is at its peak; and

Whereas, school nurses are members of school-based teams (e.g., school health services, 504/IEP, disaster/emergency planning) to address the school population; and

Whereas, school nurses understand the link between health and learning and are in a position to make a positive difference for children every day, therefore be it

Resolved, that the National Association of School Nurses celebrates and acknowledges the accomplishments of school nurses everywhere and their efforts of meeting the needs of today’s students by improving the delivery of healthcare in our schools and offers gratitude for the nation’s school nurses, who contribute to our local communities by helping students stay healthy, in school, and ready to learn, and keeping parents and guardians at work, not just on this National School Nurse Day, but at every opportunity throughout the year.

Now, THEREFORE, do hereby proclaim Wednesday, May 11, 2022, as “School Nurse Day.”


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