Ann Arbor Public Schools honors its school nurses today on National School Nurse Day, which is celebrated on Wednesday within National Nurses Week.
This is the first year that Governor Gretchen Whitmer proclaimed this day specifically as Michigan School Nurse Day.
“Our highly trained school nurses are constant, valued members of the AAPS team,” wrote Superintendent Jeanice Swift in a message to the Ann Arbor Public Schools community today. “Our school nurse team continues to demonstrate care, consistency and commitment as they coordinate with public health agencies and provide real-time guidance on health and well-being.
“We have deep gratitude for our school nurses for all their work in caring for and supporting the health of our students, their families and our staff in the Ann Arbor Public Schools community. Thank you, AAPS Nurses!”
AAPS employs 16 school nurses and several nurses who split their time between 3-5 buildings each. In addition, two district nurses work one-on-one with individual students.
National School Nurse Day was established to foster a better understanding of the role of school nurses in the educational setting.