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  • Feasibility of School Nurse Data Collection

    In 2015, the Institute published a pilot study which focused on the feasibiity of measuring school nurse impacts on student health and achievement.  The underlying assumption of this study is that, to benefit from education and instruction in school, children must be healthy and ready to learn.  School nurse positions are often cut as schools struggle with decreased state funding and the lower property tax revenues that resulted from the 2008 recession. Although there are studies that demonstrate the effectiveness of school nursing on a wide range of child health and education outcomes, significantly more research and statistical data supporting school nurse practice outcomes is needed.

  • Patient Care Collaboration Project

    In 2011, with support from the Albert Shanker Institute and the Foundation for St. Francis and Franklin, the Wisconsin Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals (WFNHP) and the management of St. Francis Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, collaborated on a joint project designed to improve patient care and patient satisfaction, focusing on the Emergency Department.