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HealthConnections: The Changing Role of School Nurses


There's much more to school nursing than giving shots and applying band-aids. School nurses are increasingly called upon to provide basic and detailed care for students, respond to emergencies and even act as social workers. As students across the state head back to the classroom, we examine the changing role of the school nurse.

Dr. Carole Myers, of the University of Tennessee College of Nursing, speaks with Robin Cogan. Cogan is an experienced school nurse in New Jersey, and runs the blog The Relentless School Nurse.