100kids, BSN, RN 6,121 Views
Joined Dec 7, '11.
Posts: 718 (55% Liked)
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!
Congrats to you and good luck in your next adventure!
Welcome Back! I first came on here in 2011. This board has changed in those 5 years, it is a lot busier now! Lots of fun coworkers to chat, vent, laugh and learn with! It'll be quiet until someone comes back in August. My school just ended last week so I am off to the beach...
Kids still here for 1/2 day today and tomorrow and then you will find me with my toes in the sand reading a good book!
I just want to say thank you again to all of you who get it. I'm not a big complainer but these past few weeks have just been ridiculous! I just knew you guys would help perk me up and get me through top the end. I have 1 week left and then break! I will make it and even come out with a smile on my face and I'll be ready to see all the kids again come September. Being the only nurse here is sometimes frustrating and lonely and I am so thankful to have "co-workers" in all of you who make me laugh and can commiserate. Enjoy your summer off! You DESERVE the break!
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