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  • Feb 17

    Quote from MHDNURSE
    Here in MA, we have next week off, and then a week in April (4/17-4/21).
    Same.

    I love having Feb vacation week, and an April vacation week, but I hate being in school until mid-June.

  • Feb 17

    Quote from MHDNURSE
    Here in MA, we have next week off, and then a week in April (4/17-4/21).
    Yep.

    *points to my eyes, then yours*

    And we go into June.

  • Feb 17

    Winter Break starts Friday
    Spring Break 4/7-4/19

  • Feb 15

    Every single job has its growing pains. Even going to a new district has its growing pains. I have been at a few schools for various reasons- one closed, got placed into one, better commute into one, better pay. And I can tell you that even coming in as seasoned, you will be tested, pushed, aggravated, abused, used and disrespected -mostly by parents, occasionally by some staff -i find that some didn't even realize there was a new nurse - how sad. You will hear "The last nurse used to..." countless times. Yep, well, there's a new sheriff in town, and I don't play the same games.

  • Feb 3

    It truly is a universal thing for school nurses, I think, and one of the most annoying things about the job.

  • Jan 31

    Why in the world are there no DOCTOR'S ORDERS for this?

    Insist upon it.

  • Jan 26

    I have said it before, and I'll say it again... I wish that all of the Nursing Specialties could be as cordial, supportive, and generally awesome as the School Nurses forum. Makes me wish I was a part of the gang. I've never been a school nurse, though in PDN I have worked with a few, yet I regularly check for new threads on this forum. Thanks to all of you. Wish all nurses could enjoy the camaraderie seen here.

  • Jan 26

    All of my kids. I was diagnosed with breast cancer and went through chemo over the summer and then radiation; the kids had a "pink day" fundraiser for me and out of 750+ I only saw 3 or 4 who didn't wear some kind of pink. It made me cry good tears!

  • Jan 26

    Really tough day yesterday for one of our teachers. I overheard one of the quieter kids ask her as he was leaving "Are you okay? I will be worried about you all night unless you tell me you're okay." 7th grade boys can surprise you sometimes

  • Jan 26

    Good post Far...a reality check to remind us most of the kids in school and their parents are kind, caring, hard working, decent people; thank God! Thanks girl!!

  • Jan 26

    What Flare said, the nurses in each building are responsible for making sure a WC form gets filed. I will help them help themself.

  • Jan 26

    I don't really see the big deal. I would help a staff member who came to my office with an injury. That's just being a good friend/coworker. What good is a toll free number to call if you are bleeding? I mean, anything big, I would obviously insist they go to the ER or clinic, but little things, sure I'll patch them up. I'm a nurse...its what I do

  • Jan 24

    OD, if you think you are gonna get rid of me you are nuts.
    *takes a tissue out of my bra and wipes away your tears*

  • Jan 24

    This is only my 2nd year as a school nurse, but I'll answer as best I can!

    1. Each day and each kid is different but I have let kids stay longer than a few minutes if they seem to need it. I've let kinders take a 1/2 hour nap. If I have a chatty kid in, I'll usually engage him and ask lots of questions for about 5 minutes and then say "well it looks like you can probably make it though the day, why don't you go try class now" and 99% of them skip on out back to class.

    2. NO, absolutely NOT! Kids are not allowed in my med cupboard or even to touch their own med bottles. I am responsible for those meds from the moment they come into my office and I will be the one to give them.

    3. Again NO! I chart visits as they happen, and if I get really busy, I'll make notes and chart when it slows down. I will chart as the kids rest on the couch. It is usually quite at the end of the day, and I can get caught up if I'm behind. My computer records the time I input information and I'm sure it would be frowned upon if It was noticed that I was accessing private information from home and while I wasn't working.

    Hope this helps and good luck!

  • Jan 24

    Quote from NutmeggeRN
    Ahem...I see no pink for Wednesday, at least a a pretty ribbon??


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