The Powerful Difference School Nurses Make in Our Health with Rebecca Love & Robin Cogan
In this inaugural episode of the SONSIEL series, we are privileged to feature two amazing nurse leaders – Rebecca Love and Robin Cogan – to kick off the series.
Rebecca is the President at SONSIEL and Robin is a Nationally Certified School Nurse and is the legislative co-chair for the New Jersey State School Nurses Association.
Rebecca and Robin discuss the importance of having school nurses and their impact on public health. Rebecca talks of the school nurses especially in this time of COVID and shares some history and statistics. Robin shares about the role of the school nurse in addressing vaccine confidence on the ground community level and the other health issues children have. Currently, 25% of schools have no nurse at all, 35% only have a part-time nurse, and the remaining 40% may have a full-time school nurse who has to take care of thousands of students. Both guests emphasized the value of having a trusted health professional in the school setting and raised frustrations and challenges school nurses are facing. We also cover safety, wanting our children to be safe, how they have provided solutions to problems, and some setbacks. There’s plenty of stats, heartfelt stories, and callouts shared in this wonderful conversation, so do something about it and please tune in!
Click this link to the show notes, transcript, and resources: outcomesrocket.health