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Joined May 30, '09 - from 'NY'. Tina, RN is a Elementary school nurse. She has '17' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Acute Care, CM, School Nursing'. Posts: 513 (55% Liked) Likes: 912

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  • Sep 25

    I'm going to need one of those shirts, too! LOL

    And on the back of my shirt it will read: "Did you eat breakfast this morning? Do you need to use the bathroom?" For all of those tummy aches...

  • Aug 11

    I've said it before, and I'll say it again...

    LTC is TOUGH! I did it a long time ago, for about 3 months. I ended up going back to the hospital. I couldn't stand the endless med passes, lack of resources, constant short staffing, etc. I missed patient turnover, and seeing new faces. While I was there, I met some nurses that were absolutely made for it. They did their jobs so well, and clearly loved it. It really takes someone special to be able to do LTC.

    I went from a hospital to the LTC center. I'll admit that I was sure it would be "easier". It was different, but not at all easier! Like I said, I hightailed it back to the hospital! LOL

  • Jun 29

    Quote from kidzcare
    "nurse's week" is the same week as Teacher Appreciation week here, so I get the benefit of the PTA bringing in lunch for the teachers. But NOT ONCE has anyone acknowledged that it is nurse's week, let alone "School Nurse Day". Very indicative of how the school views us.
    Last year took the cake for me... The school I was at celebrated Boss' Day for the principal (collection for gift card and flowers), administrative assistant day/week (office secretaries received flowers and beautiful new desk lamps), staff appreciation week (bus drivers and custodians were recognized and given a breakfast), teacher appreciation week (everyone expected to donate for a hot catered lunch and bring in breakfast goodies). I was lumped in with "staff", I guess? Nobody ever mentioned a nurse's day/week celebration. When they started a collection for a PTA appreciation lunch, I finally put my foot down, and "forgot" to contribute. Right or wrong, it bugged me. Then at the end of the school year faculty meeting, the principal gave each teacher a hardcover copy of some inspirational book. The TA's got something as well (I can't remember what?), and the custodians and secretaries each got a little gift bag (I don't know what was in it). Me? Nada. I felt like a huge idiot, sitting there watching everyone on staff receiving gifts. Again, I guess I was lumped into the general "thanks for what you do" part of the speech.

    I always say, school nurses are treated like toilet paper. Everyone needs it all the time. But nobody really gives it a thought until it's not there...

    Sorry, I am a huge downer. It has been a terrible year for me. LOL

  • May 17

    I did a refresher course through South Dakota State University. The theory portion was online, at your own pace. The clinical portion was at a hospital about an hour and a half away, but I was lucky they already had a contract with SDSU, since I am in NY. Apparently, a lot of hospitals across the country have contracts with them. The class required 80 clinical hours. You have a year to complete both the theory and clinical work.

    I thought the class was very helpful. I had not done bedside nursing in about 10 years, so I needed to brush up and gain a little confidence back. I was also finding that every job I applied for required a refresher, since it had been so long for me. I would recommend it! Just check with SDSU first, to be sure there is a facility nearby that will allow you to do your clinicals there.

  • Apr 13

    WHOA!!!! Very interesting thread... I wish I had something to add.

  • Mar 4

    I had an 11th grader come to me with a headache. He said there was mayo on his chicken sandwich at lunch. He does not like mayo, and was so annoyed, that he got a headache... *sigh*

  • Feb 25

    Quote from kidzcare
    Today a teacher asked if he could be a nurse. I said sure and he replied that he "knows how to put on bandaids".

    .... Um, yeah. Cuz that's all I do. Thanks for making me feel significant, buddy.
    What a jerky thing to say to you!!

  • Feb 25

    Quote from OldDude
    Recurring random thought: I so appreciate staff informing me, "you have a customer." Or, "there's someone in your clinic." If not for being told, I could easily not ever be aware they were there; just not be able to see them present in my clinic with out someone telling me they were there.

    That drives me nuts, too! "You have a customer!" gets old really fast...

  • Feb 25

    Random thought of the morning:

    On my log sheet, I actually wrote down, "Invisible cut to finger. Washed hands." Sometimes I act like a jerk...

  • Feb 25

    I'm going to need one of those shirts, too! LOL

    And on the back of my shirt it will read: "Did you eat breakfast this morning? Do you need to use the bathroom?" For all of those tummy aches...

  • Feb 5

    Quote from OldDude
    I still have to pick up a few shifts at Urgent Care over the summer but mostly it's spent on the beach. We move our RRRRRRRVEEE to a RV park right across the dunes from the beach from June 1 to August 31. Spend the days and nights, cruising the beach on our golf cart, sunnin, kids surfing and skim boarding, fishing, beachcombing, boiling pots, grillin, throw in a few bud lights and general relaxation - bam!! The only negative part is leaving.
    "That there's an RRRRRRVEEEE." National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation??? heehee!!

  • Feb 4

    Quote from OldDude
    I still have to pick up a few shifts at Urgent Care over the summer but mostly it's spent on the beach. We move our RRRRRRRVEEE to a RV park right across the dunes from the beach from June 1 to August 31. Spend the days and nights, cruising the beach on our golf cart, sunnin, kids surfing and skim boarding, fishing, beachcombing, boiling pots, grillin, throw in a few bud lights and general relaxation - bam!! The only negative part is leaving.
    "That there's an RRRRRRVEEEE." National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation??? heehee!!

  • Feb 4

    Quote from OldDude
    I still have to pick up a few shifts at Urgent Care over the summer but mostly it's spent on the beach. We move our RRRRRRRVEEE to a RV park right across the dunes from the beach from June 1 to August 31. Spend the days and nights, cruising the beach on our golf cart, sunnin, kids surfing and skim boarding, fishing, beachcombing, boiling pots, grillin, throw in a few bud lights and general relaxation - bam!! The only negative part is leaving.
    "That there's an RRRRRRVEEEE." National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation??? heehee!!

  • Feb 3

    Recently had a parent bring a student in first thing in the morning. Student attends school in my district, but doesn't even attend my school! Kid has a banged up hand from an injury at home that morning. Hand is swollen and bruised. Almost no ROM. Parent asks me, "Should I take her to urgent care?" Gee, ya think?

  • Feb 3

    I thought I was the only one that used the "Monday Morning Urgent Care" line! At least I'm not alone. Lol


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