A quick hello from a newbie

  1. Hi everyone!
    I know we are now on break for Thanksgiving but I finally started working as a substitute school nurse yesterday and wanted to drop by introduce myself. I have been browsing for months as I searched for jobs and have found your posts to be most helpful. I have spent 8 years as a nurse in the either a nursing home or hospital setting but have been becoming increasingly interested in school nursing. The schedule has it perks plus I want to be part of a more community like setting rather than part of and industrial machine type setting. You know the kind of place where you know everyone and its not about numbers in/ numbers out.

    Just like everyone had mentioned my very fist day was trial by fire in a very busy little elementary school and I found the experience to be refreshing. In 5 hours I had 11 student come in for complaints of not feeling well, 4 daily meds students, and a staff injury report. I also had a parent call to report lice and had to conduct a lice check for a whole class room. Who said school nursing is boring? Any way I hope you all have a great break and I look forward to being a part of this community.
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   NutmeggeRN
    Welcome!
  4. by   Farawyn
    Hi, and welcome! I was going to say, you posted at the worst possible time...
    Happy Thanksgiving.
  5. by   nmr79
    Hi! I'm a newbie, too. This is my first year, and I love it so far. Also, I'm way less bored/more busy than I thought I'd be. The schedule is amazing, I just had a 5-day weekend
  6. by   Cattz
    It is great to have both of you here with us! Good luck to both of you as you learn to navigate the education system. Sometimes is it lonely- but, that is why we have such a great group here to support and help each other. As you said, it is never boring. Annnnnd Christmas Break will be here in a blink of an eye...and that means, in general, that school is somewhere in the vicinity of half over. Wooop! Woooop!
  7. by   WineRN
    Welcome Welcome!

    We wear Pink on Wednesdays, look over the C'mon Thread for TONS of laughs, and don't be afraid to ask any question!

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