Virginia School Nurses- Happy School Nurse Day!
The Virginia Department of Education along with colleagues at the Department of Health thank all of you- School Nurses, School Nurse Coordinators and school health staff for your efforts in caring for students across the Commonwealth. A shout out to those of you that have stepped up (and out) to new leadership positions within their division or at state /national levels, provide strong mentoring to new school nurse colleagues and work to build stronger school nurse programming.
It is a day to reflect and celebrate your efforts to create safe, healthy schools, provide care for children (and staff) and competently address the multitude of issues that come to your attention each day.
Governor Northam has recognized school nurse efforts to keep children healthy, safe and ready to learn.
Dr. James Lane, Superintendent of Education has also recognized Virginia School Nurses in the Superintendent’s Memo sent on May 3
As the School Health Specialist at VDOE, I appreciate your support and patience as we move school nursing forward in Virginia.
Tracy White, MA, BSN, RN
Virginia Department of Education, Office of Student Services
School Health Specialist