The Florida Department of Health in Lee County (DOH-Lee) from May 6-12 joined partners across the community to celebrate National Nurses Week.

DOH-Lee recognized Wednesday, May 8th, as School Nurse Day to honor Florida’s more than 1,178 registered professional school nurses.

During the 2017-2018 school year, Florida’s school health nurses served more than 2.8 million students and supervised more than 25 million services to keep Florida’s students safe and healthy while at school. In the Lee County School District, there are approximately 93,000 students whose success and achievements are directly impacted by approximately 40 dedicated school nurses.

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