NATIONAL SCHOOL NURSE DAY – MAY 11, 2022
“It’s All About Appreciating Them, Our Schools’ Healthcare Heroes.”
National School Nurse week from May 6th to 12th is celebrated to appreciate school nurses for their contributions and services. They take care of children at school, and advocate for quality healthcare services.
They are healers, role models, and comforters. They rise to all the challenges that students face everywhere. National School Nurse Day is celebrated on May 11th to recognize the service and dedication of the school nurses in ensuring students’ well-being and improving their academic performance at school.
The History of National School Nurse Day
Schools have prioritized student health since the inception of school nurses in the 1940s and 1950s. Nurses, teachers, students, and physicians have worked together to create the education curriculum. National School Nurse Day honors the foundation of the Department of School Nurses in 1968.
The department was formed with the intention of promoting school nursing practices across the country. In 1974, President Ford declared National School Nurse Day a federal holiday. Since the department’s founding and the holiday, school nurses have been recognized and honored for their services to the health and well-being of students all over the world.
How National School Nurse Day is celebrated
Appreciating the school nurses for their contributions:
National School Nurse Day may provide your child with a life-changing opportunity to witness directly how healing and treatments operate. Show them your appreciation by giving them a thank you card or appreciation gifts.
Encouraging students to be health-conscious and express gratitude to the school nurse:
Share this occasion with your friends and family and explain why school nurses are so vital. Teach kids how to wash their hands and other important hygiene practices to keep them out of trouble. This will make the job of the school nurses a lot easier.
Celebrating the achievements of the school nurse and advocating for them:
More nurses are needed in the world; educate people about nursing and how school nurses came to be through seminars and booklets. Advocate for higher pay, better working conditions, and a better presence in the system for school nurses.
“EduHealth was designed with the goal of making the jobs of school nurses easier. We celebrate this occasion to appreciate all school nurses worldwide.”