Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Bulletin Board Ideas for School Nurses

School Nurse Bulletin Boards

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Hopefully Helpful School Nurse Tip: When planning a school nurse bulletin board, it is important to keep the purpose, audience, timeliness, and interactivity in mind. By doing so, the bulletin board can be a valuable tool for promoting health & wellness within the school community. I don't do bulletin boards, but if I did this post contains some really great ideas!

Things to Consider when Planning a School Nurse Bulletin Board

When planning a school nurse bulletin board, there are several things to consider in order to make the board as informative and engaging as possible for students, staff, and parents. First, consider the purpose of the bulletin board. Is it to provide general health information, promote healthy habits, or educate students about a specific health topic? Once the purpose is determined, it will be easier to choose the appropriate content for the board.

Next, consider the audience. The tone and language used on the bulletin board should be age-appropriate and easy to understand. Use visuals such as pictures, diagrams, and infographics to communicate important health information. Consider the layout of the bulletin board as well. Use headings and subheadings to organize the information and make it easy to follow.

Another important factor to consider is the timeliness of the information. Make sure the content on the bulletin board is relevant and up-to-date. Consider changing the content on a regular basis to keep the board fresh and interesting.  This is the exact reason I don't do bulletin boards- I can't promise that I will have time to change it up on a regular basis. 

Finally, consider incorporating interactive elements into the bulletin board. For example, include QR codes to reliable websites where students and staff can get more information, maybe have a handout or coloring page related to the health topic that students can take with them. This will encourage students to engage with the content and learn in a fun way.

Bulletin Board Examples & Suggestions from Real School Nurses!

If you're not already a member of The School Nurse Facebook groups then you should be!  Join HERE and HERE by answering all of the membership questions :) Both of these groups provide members with the chance to:
  1. Gain insights & inspiration from the personal experiences from other school nurses. 
  2. Stay up-to-date on current topics and issues related to school nursing.
  3. Discover creative solutions to common challenges faced by school nurses.
  4. Network with other school nurses who are members of the groups.
  5. Find resources and recommendations for books, conferences, and other professional development opportunities.
  6. Keep abreast of changes in policies and regulations that impact school nursing.
  7. Get tips and advice for managing a caseload of students with diverse health needs.
  8. Learn about best practices for promoting wellness and preventing illness in the school environment.
  9. Be part of a supportive community of school nurses who value ongoing learning and growth.

Check out these Fb group posts if you're ready to see bulletin boards created by other school nurses!

Click the images below to view a list of all posts related to bulletin boards within each of these Fb groups! Look within the comments of these posts; many have pictures and some of links too.

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