COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 144

October 18, 2002

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Nurses Change Lives Campaign and the 100th Anniversary School Nurses Conference October 25-26, 2002

 

The purpose of this memo is to inform you about the Nurses Change Lives campaign that will be initiated at this years 100th Anniversary School Nurses Conference on October 25-26, 2002, at the Sheraton Richmond South in Midlothian, Virginia. Nurses Change Lives is a joint venture between the Governors Advisory Council on the Future of Nursing and the Virginia Partnership for Nursing and is designed to call attention to the needs and opportunities in the nursing profession.

 

Age-appropriate K-12 recruitment materials and posters promoting nursing career opportunities will be disseminated to all school nurses and school divisions throughout the commonwealth. A website supporting this initiative (www.nurseschangelives.com) will be launched.

 

For additional information about the Nurses Change Lives initiative and the School Nurses Conference, please contact Gwen Smith (gsmith@pen.k12.va.us), specialist, school health services, at 804/786-8671 or 866/VPN-CHAT.

 

JLD/JAG/jts