National School Nurse Day is always the Wednesday of National Nurses Week. National School Nurse Day honors all school nurses who care for the children in the schools every day. School nurses promote learning through healthy children. The theme for the 2016 National School Nurse Day is School Nurses: Better Health. Better Learning.
School nurses are often the first place a student thinks to go when they don’t feel well or have been hurt, but they provide a wealth of information that supports a successful education as well. On National School Nurse Day, remember all the reasons the nurse is available to your school.
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On July 4, 1968, the National Education Association established the Department of School Nurses (DSN), an association dedicated to the advancement of school nursing practice and the health of school-age children. Over the next few years, each state established its own school nurses association under the umbrella of the Department of School Nurses. In 1974, President Ford proclaimed the fourth Wednesday in January as National School Nurse Day. School nurses are now nationally recognized and celebrated for contributing to the health and well-being of the nation’s students. For more information on this day visit the National School Nurse Day website.