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  • Jun 22

    Can you imagine the phone call if you did wash the kids hair? I once had a second grader who took it upon herself to wash her hair with hand soap in the bathroom. Her parents were not amused but I didn't even know it happened until after ward.

  • Jun 21

    today and tomorrow - both early dismissals - a few weeks off then a bi of summer school. But that's to keep the mortgage company happy haha

  • Jun 17

    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.
    Wow! Why so harsh? You know - i did work my fair share of nights, weekends, and holidays when I worked in a hospital setting - lots of us did. Sure, occasionally a nurse will come straight out of nursing school and become a school nurse. As a whole, we advise against it. It's got nothing to do with paying dues and everything to do with polishing skills before being released to hundreds of students as their sole medical professional in the building.

    My point is that no place is Shangri-La and there are days that we all think that we look elsewhere and wonder why the grass is so green over there. But in reality, where we are may not be so bad - or we wouldn't have stayed so long, right?

  • Jun 17

    It's not impossible to be a successful nurse without prior experience, but it does make it a heck of a lot easier if you have a solid base. I am not certain what you are classifying as experience in healthcare and politics - but the school district that you apply to may or may not see it as valuable.

  • Jun 17

    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.
    Wow! Why so harsh? You know - i did work my fair share of nights, weekends, and holidays when I worked in a hospital setting - lots of us did. Sure, occasionally a nurse will come straight out of nursing school and become a school nurse. As a whole, we advise against it. It's got nothing to do with paying dues and everything to do with polishing skills before being released to hundreds of students as their sole medical professional in the building.

    My point is that no place is Shangri-La and there are days that we all think that we look elsewhere and wonder why the grass is so green over there. But in reality, where we are may not be so bad - or we wouldn't have stayed so long, right?

  • Jun 16

    Can you imagine the phone call if you did wash the kids hair? I once had a second grader who took it upon herself to wash her hair with hand soap in the bathroom. Her parents were not amused but I didn't even know it happened until after ward.

  • Jun 16

    Quote from Ree250k
    12yo comes in with belly ache, no temp, no distention or tenderness, no n/v states he has pancreatitis. After assessment and I'm returning him to class he says " if you don't send me home right now I'll have a heart attack in 5 min." C'mon now!
    I told him to come back in 5 after he's finished with his heart attack. He never returned! LOL
    Sounds like a 12 year old that's been browsing webmd too much.

    Which while i'm sort of on point - don't you just loooove when the students come to you and try to use their friend's referral as compelling argument. "My friend Gina said that I have pink eye." Yeah, ok. Gina is nine. Go rinse it - Better? Yes?? Nice try, Dr Gina.
    Don't mind me - i sprinkled extra snarky on my bowl of nails this morning at breakfast.

  • Jun 16

    i pretty much do what Snowy does. No one gets through the gates without full immunization records. For those who for some reason come to me and need to play some serious catch up (for me the biggest reason is undocumented immigrant) i can grant provisional status as long as they have at least one dose of everything they are missing. But there is a reasonable timeline to get all this done. This goes for the little ones too. There is no admission to school with the knowledge that they owe both MMRs or have no varicella.
    I also keep the state vaccination code pinned to my wall for easy reference.

    In my state we are required to have certification as school nurses through the state.

  • Jun 15

    today and tomorrow - both early dismissals - a few weeks off then a bi of summer school. But that's to keep the mortgage company happy haha

  • Jun 14

    I would rather call a code and get a patient right back (or on the reverse side of the coin be called needlessly to a code) than explain why I waited.

  • Jun 14

    So sorry that you were in that situation - but I agree with the advice already out there. You should get checked out and your employer need to get you into some sort of training ASAP where you will be able to deflect / redirect those type of behaviors. It may only be a one time issue with you - but you know the potential is there for harm, either intentional or unintentional.
    Also - if you haven't already, ensure you situate yourself into a position while charting where you can keep an eye on him but also not get trapped should he come at you. Sounds logical, but i've come into a lot of rooms and found caretakers cornered.

  • Jun 14

    I would rather call a code and get a patient right back (or on the reverse side of the coin be called needlessly to a code) than explain why I waited.

  • Jun 14

    So sorry that you were in that situation - but I agree with the advice already out there. You should get checked out and your employer need to get you into some sort of training ASAP where you will be able to deflect / redirect those type of behaviors. It may only be a one time issue with you - but you know the potential is there for harm, either intentional or unintentional.
    Also - if you haven't already, ensure you situate yourself into a position while charting where you can keep an eye on him but also not get trapped should he come at you. Sounds logical, but i've come into a lot of rooms and found caretakers cornered.

  • Jun 14

    today and tomorrow - both early dismissals - a few weeks off then a bi of summer school. But that's to keep the mortgage company happy haha

  • Jun 14

    today and tomorrow - both early dismissals - a few weeks off then a bi of summer school. But that's to keep the mortgage company happy haha


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