National School Nurses Day

National Nurses Week raises awareness of all nurse contributions and commitments and acknowledges the vital role nurses play in our schools and in the community. Nurses Week is celebrated May 6 – 12. National School Nurse Day is recognized on May 10.

National Nurses Week begins May 6 and ends on May 12, which is the birthday of Florence Nightingale (May 12, 1820 – August 13, 1910). Florence Nightingale was a celebrated English, social reformer, statistician and the founder of modern nursing. She became well-known while taking care of the wounded soldiers during the Crimean War. Nightingale was dubbed “The Lady with the Lamp” because of her habit of making rounds at night.

USD 475 celebrates the nurses that oversee student health care in our district. They are responsible for caring for students who get sick or injured during school hours, taking vital signs, recording symptoms, and administering basic medical aid.

Thank you to the USD 475 nurses that help keep our students healthy!

(Left to right) Back row: Diane Conway, Rena Wood, Pam Grace, Michelle Schultze, Heather Boland, Sandy Nichols

Middle row: Julies Dennis, Robin Daniels, Jessica Lemon

Front row: Kristie Sherbert, Tammy Straub, Karen Roles, Carolyn Stevens (Not Pictured: Brittany Baker)

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