National School Nurse Day

National School Nurse Day will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Please check back regularly for updated materials and resources. Thank you.

School Nurse Day Background

Since 1972, National School Nurse Day has been set aside to recognize school nurses.

Purpose: National School Nurse Day was established to foster a better understanding of the role of school nurses in the educational setting.

Date: National School Nurse Day is celebrated on the Wednesday within National Nurse Week and National Nurse Week is always May 6th through May 12th. 

School Nurses Matter

Thank you school nurses! -- a letter from a parent


Key messages and fast facts about school nurses in the Better Health. Better Learning.TM e-toolkit


Five Ways a School Nurse Benefits the School -- an infographic


How and why school nurses are needed and how school nurses are a positive return on investment: Maughan, E. D. (2016). Building strong children, Why every student needs a school nurse! American Educator. Spring