100kids, BSN, RN 5,489 Views
Joined Dec 7, '11.
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Sigh...I wish we had 2 weeks left of school. We have 8.
Plus, I started the health education program at my charter school. I love teaching health. Love it. And the kids. I love the kids.
Spring break starts Friday.
I'm sorry you're having a rough week. I hate those!
Why I am not a teacher: my first response was the kids could act like animals.
Teachers have to put up with a lot of BS from renewing credentials/certifications, dealing with parents who have "perfect kids" (and that behavior lasts through college now), being able to punish kids who are rotten without hurting their precious feelings, etc. That's NO excuse, but maybe they're just a bit envious that, while your job has problems, you don't have to deal with all that nonsense.
Let me reiterate, it's NO excuse, but I have teacher friends and if I had to put up with half the BS they do I'd lose my **** in a second (just the parents alone would drive me up a wall).
OMG I just went to sunfrog to check out the t-shirts and searched for school nurse. I am hysterical!! I want 1 of each!
Next time I get called for a headache after a very vigorous Recess in the cold with normal VS I will be much more confident saying my kid needs to suck it up and leave the nurse alone lol
We have the 24 hour rule written into our school policy but my nursing judgement trumps that rule. I assess the kids individually and instruct the parents accordingly. If I tell them the student can't attend school tomorrow and the kids shows up I call the parent to come pick them up. I am the "perfect attendance" grim reaper.
Welcome to the family!
When I reach that point in the day (sometimes it's 30 seconds after I enter the building) that I want to strangle a parent, a student, a teacher or an administrator you guys are the ones I need for sanity, comic relief and just a sense of calm again. I would never be able to do this job without you!
This should be included in every talk: Respect your body. No naked selfies.
Family has an open case. Caseworker is following up this week.
Thank you all so much for the support!
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