What is a School Nurse?
"A school nurse is like an encyclopedia in a school.
students find it informative and full of useful material.
Some students refer to it daily, weekly or several times
during the school year. Most students know where it is kept
and its availability. Other students have difficulty locating
it. A few students prefer not to use it except in an emergency
and then they learn to treasure it.
Some of the school faculty
are proud to have this book in their collection and refer to
it often, while others consider it just another book. Some
faculty members appreciate this great book, but others do not.
This book is handled carelessly by most of the people and it
has no place of its own on the bookshelf, like other books. It
is shifted around and may be found in the most inconspicuous
places in a school. In an emergency, the cry goes out over the
public address system so everyone can try to locate the
valuable book. This encyclopedia may be found anywhere in that
large school - confusing someone in the yard, hallway,
restroom, boiler room, on stairs, in a classroom, in the
teacher's lounge, cafeteria, gym, or even in a corner behind a
door with its pages torn and cover bent."
- Author unknown (September 1996 NASN Newsletter)