Posted: October 10th, 2022
When conducting research, it is important to know where it can make the most of an impact. For my project, I would discuss my results in the Journal of Childhood Obesity (Prime Scholars, 2022). It is not always understood the pivotal role that school nurses play in a child’s health and the limitations that they sometimes face. When trying to improve the healthcare of the students it can prove challenging as the nurse has to follow the rules set forth by the school board which is not always in the child’s best interest. The school board is trying to focus on positive body culture while students as young as twelve are suffering from hypertension. This should not be the case and the message needs to be heard that there are steps that can be taken to stop this trend. This information can be presented at a conference for the National Association for School Nurses (nasn.org, 2022).
School nurses do a significant amount of work when it comes to caring for growing children. They see the health challenges the children face and can only sit by watching them get worse unless there is an action taken. By presenting the capstone at one of their conferences it can show how their education can make a difference and how much of a role they play. School nurses across the country watch these children grow and as of late, they watch them grow into unhealthy children. Unless there are adjustments made now then the child will only grow into an unhealthy adult. There is a growing need to protect children’s health and this can be done by school nurses around the country voicing their concern for the future leaders of our country.
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