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Joined Jun 20, '05 - from 'AZ'. She has '12' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'various'. Posts: 1,006 (51% Liked) Likes: 1,677

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  • Dec 9

    I'm proud to be a nurse, just a nurse. My career goal at this point is retirement! I love caring for people hands on. I'd go nuts if it were any other way!

  • Dec 6

    My line to the little ones is always "Your job is to be in school and learn. My job is to make sure you are healthy enough and only go home if you are really really sick. I think you're okay, but do you feel like you can go back to class and make it to the end of the day and do your job?" 99% of the time, they take this as an important task and end up staying all day.

    If they are really persistent I let them sit in the office for a little, and when they are off their guard I ask them what they want to do when they go home...if they say play outside, or play video games, I say "OH! You must be feeling SO much better! Let's get you back to class!" They never know how to argue with me after that.

  • Dec 4

    The other day as I sat at work listening to coworkers talking about career paths and what degrees they should pursue I couldn't help but think back to when I was a new nurse 32 years ago. I went to school to be a nurse, as everyone in my class did. The discussions were where do you want to work, not what is your career goal. It seems no one wants to just be a nurse anymore. This is all pushed with the magnet statuses, national push for more and more education and I wonder what is so bad about being a nurse caring for patients year after year. Most young nurses I hear talking are appalled at the thought of your entire nursing career caring for people. I am sure there are some new nurses who just want to take care of patients, but I haven't talked to many. I find this sad.

  • Dec 2

    I never let the buddy stick around! I ask "Are you along for the ride? Yes? Well, thank you for your service... I got it from here."

  • Dec 2

    Buddy system = person I need to see is suddenly mute and the chaperone is all knowing, except for the boy that did not speak English . . .

  • Dec 2

    I hate the buddy system of sending students to the nurse. Had a girl with a migraine that didn't abate with meds/ rest, sent her home. The chaperone comes back 20 minutes later saying she felt sick. Afebrile, refused bucket. Came to see me 10 minutes later and said she vomited in bathroom, unwitnessed. Did the 16 ounce water test that she passed, despite taking mouthfuls of water and spitting them out right in front of me, like I don't know what vomitting is. Called mom to cover myself and we agreed no vomit, no exit. Fifth grade drama momma. This girl would have been fine had she not brought her friend and saw her go home.

  • Dec 2

    I'm not one to call "bully." I usually denounce the mistaken assumption that someone is being bullied. You, however, are being bullied.

    I would report the principal. A) His remark about your wedding planning was inappropriate. B) He is attempting to make you violate your professional ethics. C) He is using threats and intimidation, which is causing a hostile workplace.

    He should be more worried about you suing than the parents.

  • Dec 2

    Quote from NutmeggeRN
    Wow...just wow...
    I would bury him in reports of every little thing; paper cuts, blisters and splinters yada yada yada
    # of telephone calls
    # of emails
    3 of BS visits

    Oye...good luck!
    That's exactly what I was thinking. An accidental paper cut? Accident report. Two cases of sniffles this week? A lengthy tome of a memo. I would lie awake at night thinking up stupid stuff to call him or write about.

    After an entire forest has been felled to keep Principal Jerk mired in memos, maybe he'll get tired of his own stupidity.

  • Dec 2

    Oh girl! Im so sorry. I had a similar situation with my principal last 3 years. She didnt start out ranting but I really thought last school I was done, but then I found out she was moving to another school! It was like the heavens opened up and rainbow beams of light shone on my smiley face
    Good luck

  • Dec 2

    WOW! I can't believe what I am reading! That is absolutely ridiculous - so incredibly rude and unprofessional! As you said, I would definitely not meet alone with him again. If you have a supportive supervisor, I would have a talk with them. If that treatment by the principal continued, I would be gone!!!

  • Dec 2

    Quote from kidzcare
    This is so infuriating. Would he have said this to a man??
    I said the same thing to my fiance. You know, since all I can think about is my wedding.

  • Dec 2

    Wow...just wow...
    I would bury him in reports of every little thing; paper cuts, blisters and splinters yada yada yada
    # of telephone calls
    # of emails
    3 of BS visits

    Oye...good luck!

  • Dec 2

    9 freaking 11 let them deal with it and involve protective services

  • Dec 2

    I have the same exact thought multiple times a day as i run down my list of numbers and call 5-6 numbers to try and reach parents only to get no answer (and often times with NO other emergency backup people). I think to myself - "Jeeze, what if your child had fallen off the slide and had knocked them self unconscious?" Or what IF that inhaler was needed emergently? Sure - i'd probably give a puff of it if the kid was in dire straits, but it would be followed up with calling ems and ensuring that the right forms are on file. Of course once the media would get their hands on it and the right people put their spin on it it would be "School nurse sends child to ER for simple asthma treatment despite having inhaler" and those who don't know can begin their judgefest.

  • Dec 2

    I know! This kind of stuff really ticks me off.


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