FranEMTnurse, LPN, EMT-I 52,733 Views
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A code situation
Monday thru Friday, no weekends, nights, or holidays. A week off at Thanksgiving, 2 weeks at Christmas, a week for spring break, Good Friday, and 2 1/2 months in the summer.
I may have told this story before here, but it's one of my favorites...when I was a school nurse, my favorite part was (as some have mentioned) the adorable ridiculousness of little kids. One time, I was giving one sobbing first-grader the "oh, you're such a big girl, this is no big deal!" encouragement while cleaning up a scraped knee, and she stopped crying just long enough to look at me and declare, "I am NOT a big girl, I'm only 6, I'm just a little kid, and I HURT MY KNEE."
I am not a school nurse but I am a nurse who can cheer you up.
School nurses make an impact on lives of children
Studies show schools with school nurses have http://www.rmc.org/wpdev/wp-content/...school...2.pdf :
1. Higher immunization rates
2. Less sick call ins
3. Better nurse to student rations revealed smaller percentages of teen moms study also showed increase in earlier prenatal cares
4. Decline in absentee with greatest impact form 3rd to 5th grade
5. Parents gained more information about their little snowflakes (yes you all taught me this word and meaning)
6. Students who received specialized education had reduced anxiety symptoms when having anxiety attack.
In my book you all are worth your weight in Gold and I am grateful to you all.
Besides the schedule, my favorite part is the silly little kids! This 1st grade class is soooooo needy, but also super adorable. I just gave a girl a unicorn bandaid and when she asked "How is this supposed to help my cut feel better?" I said "Magical unicorn powers" and she replied "It's better already!" and skipped away...seriously, where else can you find such joy?!
The schedule and life style, the autonomy, having my own office, this forum!
I don't do little jokes, pranks, etc; I'm just a boring person. I dunno.
Just never enjoyed that kind of thing.
I will tell about a funny prank that a coworker played on me once.
In my younger years.. and still sometimes to this day... I would get
calls from collection agencies. So one day at work, my friend gave
me a slip of paper that said "Please call Mr Lyon", and a phone
I called the number... it was the Louisville Zoo.
We have a saying where I work that goes "There's a right way, and then there's the _______ ________ Medical Center's way!".
When a coworker complains of the way something is done, then makes and appropriate suggestion, I reply with, "Stop making sense!"
Rooty Payne, my work brother in arms, has a couple:
"It's only (8 or 12) hours."
"I don't run the train, I only shovel the coal."
I graduated salutatorian of my class and received my license a month ago but still haven't started the job process. Do I go through an agency? Seems only LTC facilities are available that pay well. I'm tiny and I don't think the CNAs would be cooperative at all. Plus don't think I know much about nursing.
Many insight or guidance would greatly help!
I will stick with the FIT test, don't think I could handle that prep. You are a brave man.
Hope everything was OK and nothing found.
Let's leave it at, I knew my bowel was clean.J
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