National School Nurse Day is observed annually in May. In 2019, National School Nurse Day is May 8. The celebration is sponsored by the National Association of School Nurses which offers additional resources. Below is a sample resolution for school boards to proclaim the day in their districts.
WHEREAS, children are the future and, by investing in them today, we are ensuring our world for tomorrow; and
WHEREAS, all students have a right to have their health needs safely met while in the school setting; and
WHEREAS, children today face more complex and life-threatening health problems requiring care in school; and
WHEREAS, school nurses have served a critical role in improving public health and in ensuring student’s academic success for more than 100 years; and
WHEREAS, school nurses are professional nurses that advance the well-being, academic success and life-long achievements of all students by serving on the frontlines and providing a critical safety net for our nation’s most fragile children; and
WHEREAS, school nurses act as a liaison to the school community, parents and health care providers on behalf of children’s health by promoting wellness and improving health outcomes for our community’s children; and
WHEREAS, school nurses are members of school-based mental health teams; and
WHEREAS, school nurses understand the link between health and learning and are in a position to make a positive difference for children every day,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the (insert name) Board of Directors celebrates and acknowledges the accomplishments of school nurses everywhere and their efforts of meeting the needs of today’s students by improving the delivery of health care in our schools and offers gratitude to school nurses who contribute to our community by helping students stay healthy, in school, and ready to learn, and keeping parents and guardians at work, not just on this National School Nurse Day, but at every opportunity through the year.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the (insert name) Board of Directors strongly encourages all members of our community to join with it in personally expressing appreciation to our school nurses for their dedication and devotion to their work.
Adopted this _____ day of __________, 2019.
Chair, (insert name) School District Board of Directors