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School Nurse Day in Wisconsin

Thursday, May 9, 2024

May 8, 2024, was National School Nurse Day. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s (DPI) State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly signed a Proclamation declaring May 8 as School Nurse Day in Wisconsin to celebrate and acknowledge the efforts of Wisconsin school nurses in meeting the needs of today’s students. The proclamation is posted to the DPI Proclamations website.

The diverse responsibilities and school nurses’ command of the art and science of nursing are often unrecognized. School nurses bring expertise, compassion, and dedication to the work they do to promote and protect the health of Wisconsin school children. School nurses are healthcare partners embedded in school communities.

School nurses provide direct care for acutely ill or injured students, manage the effects of chronic health conditions upon school attendance and success, plan for the effective response to life-threatening health conditions, train staff and provide for medication management, perform, or delegate skilled nursing care, and support student and staff wellness and mental health.