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100kids, BSN, RN 5,834 Views

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  • 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.

  • Jun 17

    School day started 15 mins ago... Student comes aknocking at my door with a pass that states his complaint is "face." I see no s/o injury, or any type of rash, so I'm obviously confused, and slowly getting annoyed... After asking him repeatedly to clarify he tells me he hit his jaw with the corner of the computer cart... YESTERDAY!

    C'mon now!

  • Jun 17

    Quote from C.MackeyRN
    Had a parent ask me when the deadline for yearbook orders was. Before I could answer, another parent chimed in and said "Don't ask her that. She won't know. She's just the nurse." C'MON NOW!
    See, I am the yearbook adviser AND the nurse at my school, so I am the ONLY person that knows about yearbook deadlines .

  • Jun 17

    Quote from MrNurse(x2)
    I am old school all the way. I tell new nurses that you can't even consider yourself experienced before 3 full time years, to give yourself time to learn what you weren't schooled. School nursing is almost exclusively isolated, unsupervised and unpredictable. To have no prior catalog of experience is pretty unfair to the students. I am not trying to point fingers, as I know a few of you are new nurses and school nurses, but the first question you should ask is "would I be comfortable sending my family member to me?". I have a deep work history and this was a whole new mindset for me, with a steep learning curve (thanks ANSN, you saved me a few times). This may be a dream job, but some things need to happen in their time and IMO unsupervised jobs should be left to experienced nurses.
    This. Every word. Unless you are Jen-Elizabeth.

  • Jun 17

    Quote from Been there,done that
    Speaking for the vast majority of nurses that do NOT get an entire summer off, I am having trouble arousing sympathy in this case.
    Your choice to work where you do. Too bad, so sad.


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