School Nurses Week Program Explores How Nurses Save Lives and Help Children Learn

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American Dental Association sponsors NASN Radio program on the role of school nurses in the big scheme of education

Today BAM Radio Network, the education station online, released the forth episode of a five-part series of programs on school nurses and education. The segment, underwritten by the American Dental Association, is titled “How School Nurses Save Lives and Help Children Learn.” In the segment, each career school nurse shares a stories where they made the difference between life and death for students. The segment is hosted by NASN executive director Amy Garcia and is Nanocasted directly to school nurses on NASN Radio. The program can be heard at the National Association of School Nurses’ web site at and is also delivered directly to members via email and available on iTunes. The show is produced and syndicated through the BAM Radio Network at

“Sometimes when people ask school nurses what we do, we start down the path of, “I do 504’s and IEP’s and I take temperatures and I do all of these tasks.” But we don’t necessarily step back and realize the bigger picture of what we do…. Save lives and help children learn,” Amy Garcia.

About NASN Radio

NASN Radio is member service of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN). NASN is a non-profit specialty nursing organization, organized in 1968 and incorporated in 1977, representing school nurses exclusively. NASN has over 14,000 members and 51 affiliates, including the District of Columbia and overseas. The mission of NASN is to improve the health and educational success of children and youth by developing and providing leadership to advance the school nursing practice. NASN Radio is produced and syndicated on the BAM Radio Network.

About The American Dental Association

Founded in 1859, the American Dental Association is the oldest and largest national dental society in the world. Since then, the ADA has grown to become the leading source of oral health related information for dentists and their patients. The ADA is committed to to the public’s oral health, ethics, science and professional advancement and access to care for all Americans.

About BAM Radio Network

The BAM Radio Network is the largest education radio network for parents, teachers, administrators, advocates, journalists, legislators and all people interested in education-related topics. The network offers 21 channels of education programming available on demand and hosted by the nation's leading educators and advocates. The network is a joint venture between privately held Washington, DC-based Moving & Learning and Los Angeles-based Jackstreet Media Ventures LLC. The programming is produced by Emmy-winning broadcaster and social media strategist Errol St. Clair Smith and is distributed through the Affiliate Nanocasting Network.

Sponsored and Syndicated Programming

BAM Radio Network has 21 channels of education programming from the most respected educators, advocates, administrators, policy makers and researchers in education today. Programming is produced for over 500,000 educators nationwide. A number of the programs have become very popular with educators and 14 have made iTunes’ Top Education Podcast List. BAM Radio’s entire library of episodes is available for sponsorship or syndication through several programs designed for small, medium and large companies and non-profits. BAM programs are currently syndicated across 40-plus sites and interest among for-profit companies and NGOs continues to grow.

“BAM Radio program sponsorship provides school marketers with a direct connection to the educators and good social media content,” said Holly Hagler, VP of business development at BAM Radio Network. “In fact, high quality, relevant content is the fuel of social media. There is no effective social media strategy without a strong content strategy,” said Hagler.

Exceptional Educational Reporting Team

BAM Radio Network has assembled the heads of the education community's leading associations to bring you the most insightful, accurate, relevant and up-to-date information on the education issues people really care about. The on-air hosts include:

  • Jerlean Daniel, executive director of the National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Gerald Tirozzi, executive director of the National Association of Secondary School Principals
  • William B. Harvey, executive director of the International Reading Association
  • Gail Connelly, executive director of the National Association of Elementary School Principals
  • Dan Domenech, executive director of the American Association of School Administrators
  • Yasmina Vinci, executive director of the National Head Start Association
  • Paul Young, president and CEO of the National Afterschool Association
  • John Musso, executive director of the Association of School Business Officials
  • Brian Crowe, executive director/CEO of the National Association of Child Care Professionals
  • Amy Garcia, executive director of the National Association of School Nurses
  • Jodi Grant, executive director of the Afterschool Alliance
  • Linda Geigle, executive director of the National Association for Family Child Care
  • Eric Karolak, executive director of Early Childhood Education Consortium
  • Linda Smith, executive director of the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies
  • Sherry Waugh, president of the National Coalition for Campus Children's Centers
  • Diane Whitehead, executive director of the Association for Childhood Education International

These education advocates are at the center of their respective communities and have their fingers on the pulse of what is going on moment by moment. Their programs are an invaluable resource for reporters, advocates, activists, legislators, analysts, parents, educators, administrators and anyone interested in transforming education.

Insightful Commentary

To bring a wider, richer perspective to listeners, BAM Radio augments its team of expert hosts with a cadre of accomplished journalists who provide insightful commentary. BAM’s core of on-air commentators includes Jay Mathews, education columnist with the Washington Post; Debra Viadero, associate editor at Education Week; Lisa Guernsey, Director of New America's Early Education Initiative, former staff writer at the New York Times and contributor to Early Ed Watch; Liz Willen, formerly with Newsday and Bloomberg Markets magazine and currently with the Hechinger Institute; Valerie Strauss, education columnist with the Washington Post; and Ugo Uche of Psychology Today.

Combined, this team of hosts and commentators provides a panoramic perspective and exceptional insight on the education issues of the day.


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