This unofficial holiday was created in 1972 by the National Association of School Nurses. It’s a special day to recognize all the contributions school nurses make in students’ lives every day! This special day is part of National Nurse Week, which is always May 6th through May 12th.
Here are just a few examples of their responsibilities every day:
Advocating for students’ health and safety at district and policy levels. This includes safe medication storage and administration, high nutritional standards for school meals, physical education and recess times, supporting students with mental health concerns, and much more.
Celebrate this holiday by thanking school nurses for all they do and help your school-going children write thank you notes to their school nurse.
Visit the National Association of School Nurses for more information about school nurses.