100kids, BSN, RN 7,534 Views
Joined Dec 7, '11.
Posts: 776 (56% Liked)
Here in MA, we have next week off, and then a week in April (4/17-4/21).
Winter Break starts Friday
Spring Break 4/7-4/19
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.
It truly is a universal thing for school nurses, I think, and one of the most annoying things about the job.
Why in the world are there no DOCTOR'S ORDERS for this?
Insist upon it.
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.
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!
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
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!!
What Flare said, the nurses in each building are responsible for making sure a WC form gets filed. I will help them help themself.
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
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*
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!
Ahem...I see no pink for Wednesday, at least a a pretty ribbon??
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