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Virtual Hill Day is Here!!!

Posted 7 months ago by Patricia Endsley

Dear MASN members,

Virtual Hill Day is here!

Please participate in NASN's Inaugural Virtual Hill Day that will focus on the

NURSE ActS 2532/HR 5251. The NURSE Act will give to grants to Title I schools for school nurses where there is not already a school nurse. This will REALLy help us get more school nurses in MAINE!

TODAY (Tuesday) we will be tweeting to our Members of Congress!

Please tweet

  • King @SenAngusKing
  • Collins @SenatorCollins
  • Poliquin @RepPoliquin
  • (Pingree has already signed on!)

Sample (Tweet) Social Media Messages:

Hashtags to Use: (primary hashtag) #SupportNURSEact, #SchoolNurses4NURSEact, #StdtsWantTheNURSEact

Be sure to use .@ if you are beginning your tweet with a Twitter handle, as indicated below. There is no need for a period before the @ sign if a twitter handle is not in the beginning of the tweet.

Also, please make sure to add NASN's twitter handle @schoolnurses to the end of all tweets. 

Sample Tweets to Use:

  • School nurses play a key role in making sure that children are healthy, safe and ready to learn. (list @Legislatorhandles):, please co-sponsor the NURSE Act. #SchoolNurses4NURSEact @schoolnurses

  • Today's student's face more medically complex conditions and chronic disease conditions which require the knowledge and assessment skills of a school nurse. (list @Legislatorhandles):, please Co-Sponsor the NURSE Act. #SchoolNurses4NURSEact @schoolnurses 

  • Children deserve to have their health needs met during the school day so that they can meet their full potential in school.  (list @Legislatorhandles):, please Co-Sponsor the NURSE Act. #StdtsWantTheNURSEact @schoolnurses

  • School nurses promote wellness, chronic disease management and perform early intervention services to reduce barriers to learning. (list @Legislatorhandles):, please Co-Sponsor the NURSE Act. #SupportTheNURSEact @schoolnurses

Please feel free to tweet your own message to your Member of Congress.  Please include his/or her twitter handle, your message and one of the hashtags along with @schoolnurses.