For almost 40 years, National School Nurses’ Day has been set aside to recognize school nurses.
May 12, 2021 is National School Nurse Day!
This year, building on the increased visibility of nurses' invaluable contributions, National Nurses' Week has been expanded to include the whole month of May, as School Nurses’ Month!
School Nurses serve as a critical health hub for students, ensuring that students are ready for learning. They help students and families manage complex, chronic conditions. They identify and address mental health issues while leveling the field on health disparities. School Nurses promote healthy behaviors, connect families to health care providers, and handle all kinds of medical emergencies. And now, they have also been essential in helping students, families and our school system to navigate through the global pandemic.
We cannot thank our OCS School Nurses enough! And we applaud you today, and in the days and weeks to come!
For more information about National School Nurses' Day, click here.