100kids, BSN, RN 7,741 Views
Joined Dec 7, '11.
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When I was on my own contract I got a yearly % increase that changed each year depending on a number of factors (budget issues, job responsibilities, my negotiations, etc). Now I'm on the teacher's contract so there is a % increase each year built into our contract.
I love reading these good stories! It's a great post to look back on when it seems each day is full of the bad...
Earlier this week I had a 2nd grader in my office with 102 fever. Couldn't reach mom on her cell right away, got Dad but he was working 2 hours away. We both said we would keep trying to get mom. She comes in 30 min later and as she's leaving with her daughter turns to me and says thank you so much for taking such good care of our kids when they are sick. They are so lucky to have you. Just made me year!!
None and I am the only Nurse in the District so it was a really a figure it out yourself type of situation! Those were a fun first few weeks! Reach out to other Nurses in your district (if you have them) or in neighboring districts for help/questions. Good Luck!
work on the 23rd off until the 3rd. It wont be enough time.
I'm a big fan of the movie Mr. Woodcock, where the high school coach forces the asthmatic kid to run laps to learn how to control his asthma. That's what we do at my school. Lock up the inhalers and make the asthmatic kids run laps to break them of wanting to use their inhalers. What do their doctors know about asthma anyway????
thanks you just reminded me to order
Why is a child separated from their inhaler during PE?
Why aren't they bronchodilating before exercise if they have been diagnosed with Exercise Induced Asthma?
If they are wheezing, you screwed up by not allowing them to bronchodilate prior to exercise. .
What are the ages of all these kids who have their inhalers locked up in the office? We are going into 2017. Time to stop punishing kids for having asthma. I see 5 year olds who can tell me more about their medications than their caregivers can.
My overall point in this post - we do the best we can with what we're given - yet we're still given grief and the shoulda coulda woulda by people that are not in our trenches.
I attend all IEP meetings but don't write up any evaluations. What are you evaluating? I add an IHP to some of the IEPs for the kids who have medical issues but most of them I have nothing to do with except for being a part of the meetings.
I am so sorry you are dealing with all of this. Being ganged up on is awful and just not right.
Hope your first day went well! Congrats and welcome!
I am on the Teacher's contract and pay scale because I have special certification by the state to also teach Health classes. I was only recently added to the Teacher's contract for this even though I got this certification and started teaching Health years ago. My district has never had a Nurse on the Teacher's contract before. My School Nurse years counted as experience (even those before I was certified to teach Health) when I was added to that contract but not anything before starting in this school.
I am entitled to a prep period each day but almost NEVER actually get it, but I do take lunch. I am expected to be back for Conferences, Back to School Night and Teacher Development Days when school is out with no extra pay as that is included in my salary in the contract.
I do carry my own liability insurance. If there's ever a problem I expect the School's insurance to cover the school and work in their best interest, not necessarily mine. For about $100/year it is worth it to me to know that I will have someone fighting only for me, not the school if I ever need it.
Good luck! It stinks when we feel like we miss something but best to own up to it and move on. You are human! Hugs!!!
I just got the teacher who stopped me in the hallway to say "Oh I was out yesterday with a terrible 24 hour stomach thing so if any kids come to you feeling nauseous they probably have it so be careful..." Thanks for that gem. Now she's going to send me 20 kids today, I can feel it. And by the way if you were vomiting yesterday why are you in my school today???? Grrrrrrr
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