100kids, BSN, RN 6,264 Views
Joined Dec 7, '11.
Posts: 720 (55% Liked)
I have 2 nieces in my school and they call me Aunt XXX so some of their friends think they should be able to call me that as well. It's pretty funny.
Welcome newbies! This is a great board and a great group coworkers! I'm in NY and don't start school till for a few more weeks so I'm still chilling at the beach but wanted to say hi!
Less than 25 minutes after arrival at school student comes down just not feeling well, feels nauseous and his stomach hurts then proceeds to tell me he was throwing up all last night but mom wanted him to try to go to school today! C'MON!!!
Shocking update-mom's phones are all going to voicemail.
OOOh it makes me crazy when they come in already diagnosed by the teacher in the classroom! I think we should send them back saying the nurse said to give me a 100 on the test.
Not back until September 6th here. This is when I'm happy we don't get out until late June.
I feel more like a social worker sometimes. There are more poor children whose parents don't provide what they need than you can imagine so you will have to encourage parents to take their kid to the dr, get immunizations that are required and then threaten social services or exclusion to get them to do it sometimes. This is very frustrating.
You will have many teachers that try to tell you how to do your job. Many will not respect your opinion. Many think you should just do as they say. You have to learn to stand your ground. You are the only medical person and sometimes they just don't get why you freak out over stuff like low blood sugars or a dizzy child that just got hit in the head but they freak out over vomit and lice and don't understand why you don't.
Welome to all you newbies! This is a fun, comical and VERY useful forum but it's pretty quiet in the summertime. Come school it will be hopping!
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