05-08-2023 National School Nurse Day

The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) will be celebrating National School Nurse Day on May 10, 2023. Wyoming has 208 school nurses serving our 48 school districts. School nurses have a licensure through the Wyoming State Board of Nursing and they follow the School Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice from the American Nurses Association and the National Association of School Nurses.

The WDE honors all school nurse leaders bridging healthcare and education, providing care coordination, advocating for quality student-centered care, and collaborating to design systems that allow individuals and communities to develop their full potential. These duties and the school nurse’s dedication to healthcare and health promotion has an unmeasurable impact on Wyoming students’ academic success.

Thank your school nurse today and every day by recognizing them on May 10. Print and hang this digital poster in your school too.

For more information, contact Robin Cole, MS, RN, State School Nurse, at 307-777-3572 or robin.cole@wyo.gov.