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100kids, BSN, RN 6,270 Views

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  • Jul 26

    Welcome to all the newbies!!

    Yes it is quiet in The summer, but take the time to read through the of the very enlightening and VERY entertaining threads!

    You Will learn a lot
    You will laugh a lot
    You must always wear some pink on Wednesdays and make sure to check in with a description of what it is!!!

  • Jul 26

    Welcome aboard, take the summer to peruse the forum and learn lots from all the experienced nurses here. This will be your nurses' station when school starts. Need an answer quick, post it here and you will have a person to bounce it back fairly quickly.

  • Jul 26

    You've got to do what's right for you - but i'm not sure that i'd quit one job before the other is nailed down.

  • Jun 29

    Calm The Hell Down: It's Just Lice

    Did one of us write this?? It refers to a "special snowflake"

  • Jun 22

    Oh my...whenever anyone talks about how easy my job must be I immediately quiz them. It goes something like this:

    Oh, you could be a school nurse, huh? So you just got a call that there's a compound fracture on the far playground. What's your first move? What supplies will you take with you when you head out to the student?

    I have more fun quiz questions to follow but no one ever makes it past my compound fracture quiz. Whaddya know-us school nurses might actually have some useful stuff swirling around up in this space between our ears!

  • Jun 21

    Quote from Farawyn
    ME TOO!
    You and me, just like last year.
    I'm still here until the 24th. It has been bananas! But I finally caught up on some data entry so I'm doing a little happy dance.

  • Jun 20

    Yes, WELCOME! This forum has been so much help for me as a school nurse! Learned many "tricks" to dealing with the little darlings. And such great advice. The school nurses here are also some of the funniest people I have "met"

  • Jun 20

    Quote from Been there,done that
    No, never had holidays, weekends and summers off. Worked a lot of midnight shifts though.. you should try THEM.
    Been there, done that (see what I did there?) 2.5 years full time nights with a toddler, including weekends and holidays. 8 years in Home health including weekends nights and holidays ( as a single mom with a young child-widowed when he was almost 5) and still working (per diem) weekends nights and holidays in LTC, again my choice and to have this flexibility is part of my master plan!. I am able to travel and do what I like.

  • Jun 20

    Quote from Been there,done that
    I never picked up OT, too exhausted. If one works 180 days/year, would there not be lots of time to make some big bucks?
    Exhausted from this as well and still pick up 2-3 shifts a month in LTC as well as working (extra) at school events, and then pretty much full time all summer. again, my choices have led me to this and for that I am ever grateful.

  • Jun 20

    No, never had holidays, weekends and summers off. Worked a lot of midnight shifts though.. you should try THEM.
    Yeah, I "tried them" for 25 years solid. Night shift. In charge. Yes, I now have weekends and holidays off. But guess what? I make less than HALF of what I did at the hospital. So I guess it is a trade off. Some day after putting in 1/4 century in the "trenches" on night shift, come back and talk to me then. I hope for your sake if you decide to be done with that rat race that nobody faults nor judges you for it.

    Side note: I am working this summer. Don't assume.

  • Jun 20

    Quote from Been there,done that
    No, never had holidays, weekends and summers off. Worked a lot of midnight shifts though.. you should try THEM.
    I'm sure lots of school nurses have. I have. Do you think most school nurses started out in schools? Newsflash: most of us didn't.

  • Jun 20

    Quote from SnowyJ
    Home stretch! Forecast for today: 93 and humid. Good times....Bought a lot of popsicles. It will be my "cure" for today.
    I saw this post on Facebook, as a dessert, you put popsicles into a glass with Prosecco!!!

    CANNOT wait to try it!!!

  • Jun 20

    Home stretch! Forecast for today: 93 and humid. Good times....Bought a lot of popsicles. It will be my "cure" for today.

  • Jun 20


    Every school nurse's nightmare field day. Thank you, Lord, the circuit board died before a student could ride.

  • Jun 17

    A second nurse is a home run.
    Many of us have waaaay more students than 1000. You will be fine. Remember, these are not ill "patients" but primarily healthy students.

    Your years of experience will serve you well.

    Welcome! This forum is CHOCK FULL of info. Because of our more solitary nature of job, we are very close here, support each other, stick up for each other, and laugh together.
    I wouldn't trade these men and women for anyone else here. They have ranked up with some of my best co-workers in words of wisdom.
    No question is lame or dumb.


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