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School nurses: Making the grade on school health

School nurses: Making the grade on school health

Wednesday, May 8, is National School Nurse Day! At Shriners Hospitals for Children, we honor the more than 95,000 school nurses in the United States who make a difference in the lives of children every day!

School nurses play an integral part in the health and well-being of our nation’s school-aged children and provide a vital bridge between education and health, connecting students and families to health and social services in the community.

Resources for school nurses

School nurses are on the front line of the health care system and may be the first to identify chronic health conditions in students when they enter school. To assist with the important role school nurses play in our communities, Shriners Hospitals for Children has partnered with the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) to provide information, professional training and complimentary educational materials that can be downloaded or ordered on a variety of health and safety topics, including:

  • Summer safety
  • Burn Awareness and prevention
  • Scoliosis
  • Anti-bullying
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Backpack safety

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To learn more about these education and awareness efforts, please visit

Let’s celebrate our school nurses today and always!

Learn more at #SND2019