Governor Nathan Deal Recognizes Georgia School Nurses!

Governor Nathan Deal issued a proclamation to declare May 10, 2017 as SCHOOL NURSE DAY in Georgia and acknowledged School Nurses at the state capitol on May 25th.  Governor Deal shared all students have the right to have their health needs safely met while in the school setting. School nurses are professional nurses that advance the well-being, academic success and life-long achievements of all students by serving on the frontlines and providing a critical safety net for our children. Healthy Georgia Children are our state’s most valuable asset and Georgia acknowledges school nurses throughout the state who meet the needs of our students by delivering health care in our schools. 

Thank you Governor Deal for supporting Georgia School Nurses!

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From the left:  Gail Smith, RN, CHOA; Tammy Green, RN, Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School; Susan Murphy, RN, Murdock Elementary (Cobb County); Carol Martin, RN, Newton County; Lynne Meadows, RN, Fulton County; Governor Nathan Deal; Sara Kroening, RN, DPH; Krista Lowe, RN, DOE; Melanie Bales, RN, Cobb County; Barbara Ellis, LPN, Tapp Middle School (Cobb County) and Ravinder Goraya, RN, Hendricks Elementary (Cobb County).

 

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 GASN provides a vehicle for school nurses to interact with others who understand their needs and can provide solutions to school health problems.   A few of the benefits of being a member of GASN are School Nurse Advocacy, Legislative Advocacy, Educational Offerings..

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