National School Nurse Day
National School Nurse Day:
The person who established the National Education Association, the Association Day that established the School Nursing Department. It is an association developed to improve school nursing practices, especially for school children and celebrated on first Wednesday of May.
|2022||4th May||Wednesday||United States|
|2023||3rd May||Wednesday||United States|
|2024||1st May||Wednesday||United States|
Why National School Nurse Day?
All students in school learn more about school nurses, what they do at school, how to care for their children, and more. Write a thank-you note to your school nurse and give them a present.
It helps to create awareness about medication, sanitation and appreciate the efforts taken by Doctor helpers like Nurses and ward boys for society.
How Can We Observe National School Nurse Day:
-Show them that you are grateful for giving them a thank-you card.
-Give them gifts such as stuffed animals, jewelry, or other personal gifts you can think of. Give them some additional money to help with school health care.
-About Nursing, teach people how school nurses were born and help them become school nurses through seminars and pamphlets.
-Talk to your friends and family about this holiday and tell them why school nurses are important in their daily lives.
-Your child can make a school nurse day with a thank-you note. Simple things like her verbal appreciation, handshakes, and hugs show her nurse that her caregivers love her.
-A surprise classroom party would be great! You and other parents need to sit down and work with school teachers and managers to hold an hour party for the school nurses studying.
-Anyone can join in and buy a small one that will remember the day forever.
The idea is, how about a school nurse planning a day to teach children basic first aid techniques? Your child will learn how difficult a school nurse’s job is really, so they will better understand how to care for themselves and their friends.
– If you work at school, your kids can see what it’s like to follow a school nurse all day long. The world needs more caregivers. Your son or daughter may one day become a nurse, so one day, they helped a school nurse treat a sick or injured student and take care of their health and well-being.
– Tell your kids about their love for school nurses and them and share your thoughts on social media using the hashtag #SchoolNurseDay.
Interesting facts About National School Nurse Day:
The cheerful and attentive nurses we see at schools are no less than medical practicing nurses in hospitals; moreover, most school nurses have more nursing education.
Even though it might be evident just how hard their job must be, it’s not all about first aid.
School nurses are approached by students who have complicated and severe physical and mental health illnesses. Some kids at risk for health problems and children affected by socioeconomic factors such as poverty are also under their care. This requires critical thinking by school nurses and the provision of highly competent, evidence-based treatment that meets the needs of kids, their families, and the school community.
Did you know that the National School Nurse Day lets you give back to nurses who help keep children in school?
Every year, many school days are lost, owing to students’ absence during a contagious illness. By managing student and teacher infection control measures, promoting immunization, and having illness surveillance, school nurses help to provide a safe and healthy learning environment.
According to research, when school nurses interact directly with kids, assess symptoms, and give treatment, both students’ and their parents’ time in the classroom and their work, respectively, increases!
History of National School Nurse Day:
In 1974, President Ford announced that the fourth Wednesday of January was National School Nurses Day, but has now been postponed to the first Wednesday of May. Today, school nurses are nationally recognized for their contributions to student health and well-being. All public schools established the School Nursing Association under the flagship of the School Nursing Department.
Before knowing when this holiday was created, we first need to know when the Nursing School was established. The facility was founded by the National Education Association in 1968 and was designed as an organization to promote school nursing.
After this was formed at the federal level, many US states began to form their school nursing associations under the School Nursing Department. When the practice of school nurses continued in the 1970s, it caught the attention of US President Gerald Ford, and in 1974 he declared Wednesday National Nurse Week. Since then, this day has been celebrated.