School Nurse Day


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


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


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


WHEREAS, it is appropriate to recognize school nurses throughout our great Commonwealth for the compassionate and dedicated service that they provide in Virginia to students, families, and schools;


NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize May 7, 2014, as SCHOOL NURSE DAY in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.