May 11th is School Nurse Day!

May 9th, 2016 by Live Well Omaha Kids

Live Well Omaha Kids encourages children and their families to say thanks to their school nurse on National School Nurse Day.

social_media_graphic_SND_themeWednesday, May 11, 2016 is National School Nurse Day. School nurses make a difference in the lives of children every day! The theme this year, “The School Nurse: Better Health. Better Learning.” speaks of the significant healthcare roles of school nurses in school communities across the country. School nurses lead the way to advance health and support education by ensuring that students are safe, healthy, and ready to learn.

Here are just some of the important responsibilities that school nurses cover, according to the National Association of School Nurses:

  • Significantly decreasing the amount of days missed due to asthma, the leading cause of school absenteeism, accounting for more than 14 million missed days annually
  • Managing students with chronic conditions such as diabetes and seizures to allow them to stay in class
  • Identifying and treating accidents and injuries
  • Counseling students about physical and emotional issues

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Say thank you in person, write a kind note, or tweet your appreciation using #SND2016 @schoolnurses
Let’s celebrate our school nurses today and always!

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