School Nurses

School Nurses is available for the Nurse who manage students with injuries, acute illness, and long-term management of students with special health care needs. Topics will include chronic health conditions, urgent/emergent care and transport, referral services, preventive services, assessment and treatment, crisis intervention, Physician collaboration and protocols, school violence and bullying as well as preparation for certification.


What school nurses REALLY do

By Kittery - In response to this comment from a previous thread: "Can you tell us what you actually do in detail? That would actually be a more interesting read." Give out Bandaids and ice packs, that's it. Just kidding! Although that's what the majority of the general public thinks we do. What school... Read More →

Last comment by SchoolNurseTXstyle

Running the Spring Marathon

By fetch - I used to work at a theme park, and the 2 weeks around spring break were unofficially known as "marathon" because we went from weekends only to daily operation. But since most of the high schoolers only have one week off, and a lot of summer people haven't been hired yet, everyone winds up working... Read More →

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School nurse...and more!

By Flare - The bell rings at 7:15 sharp every morning. Mondays are probably the busiest. Soon there is a line of half a dozen middle school aged children, all clutching papers, sporting hospital bracelets and comparing the injuries they got over the weekend. Then someone hobbles in on crutches they don't know... Read More →

Last comment by caretakerofkids

School Nursing

By tnbutterfly - Nurses began working in schools in the 1800s to identify and quarantine people with communicable diseases. Today’s school nurses not only deal with the typical bruises and tummy aches that have always been part of school life, but must now contend with a student population that is increasingly more... Read More →

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School Nursing: Burnout and Renewal

By Purple_Scrubs - Being a school nurse is not as easy as it looks. These days, there is a lot more to it than band-aids and ice packs. When I started school nursing as a relatively new grad after just a few months hospital experience, I truly had no idea what I was in for. I work for a large urban school... Read More →

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My dying student taught me how to say goodby....

By NutmeggeRN - I have had the privilege to be a school nurse for almost 20 years. When I write that, it kind of gives me a jolt, because it seems like yesterday when I started. I kind of stumbled into the job but in the process, I have found my passion. In the beginning, I was completely computer illiterate and... Read More →

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