School Nurse Day 2016


WHEREAS, school nurses serve on the frontlines and provide a critical safety net for our children during the school day; and

WHEREAS, for more than 100 years school nurses have worked with families and communities across the Commonwealth to advance  the health, safety and wellness that are crucial to the development and educational success of young Virginians; and

WHEREAS, school nurses enhance the educational process by meeting the health care needs of students through assessments, intervention services, emergency care, and the management of acute and chronic illnesses during the school day; and

WHEREAS, the health of Virginia’s students protected through screenings, health education, prevention programs, and effective communication between families, teachers, health care providers, and school administrators; and

WHEREAS, it is appropriate to recognize school nurses throughout the Commonwealth for the compassionate and dedicated service they provide to students, teachers, and communities;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize May 11, 2016, as SCHOOL NURSE DAY in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.