Don't jump on me! But i'm bored already - page 3

I just started as a school nurse at the beginning of this month and I'm already bored of my position. The days feel so long even though I only work 7-345 because there isn't much for me to do but see... Read More

  1. by   mag426
    Yeah, it was busy when I first started like the first two days. But that was probably because I didn't have access to all the online stuff and I didn't know the students well. Fast forward 3 weeks later and I'm bored. I'm here right now and from 730 till about 830 I organized my office to keep me busy some more. Now I'm extremely sleepy because again I'm in my first trimester of my first pregnancy so this symptom has been hitting me hard since I find myself so bored at work. I don't know what I prefer anymore. I used to be so busy at my old job that the day would fly by without me even realizing it. I prefer the work day to fly by then drag on. Idk what to do, I kept my old job per diem haven't worked since I put in my 2 week notice. But sometimes I have crazy thoughts of just going back and negotiating my full time position there. IDK what to do. Every time I think just hang in there then I come back to work the next day and I'm sad all over again.
  2. by   Farawyn
    You can come do my filing, my data entry, set up my blood drive, confirm my flu van, write up my allergy care plans and deal with my kids with diarrhea. That's my Achilles' Heel.

    You can evaluate my high kids that suck the time out of my day. Sports clearances.

    Come work with me! I'll give you PLENTY to do to prevent boredom!!!
    Last edit by sirI on Sep 28
  3. by   mag426
    @Farawyn, RN

    Sure if I can do all those tasks remotely from my office not a problem. I need something to kill the time between now and 345 lol

    I will continue reading this thread though its very interesting.
  4. by   Farawyn
    Quote from mag426
    Yeah, it was busy when I first started like the first two days. But that was probably because I didn't have access to all the online stuff and I didn't know the students well. Fast forward 3 weeks later and I'm bored. I'm here right now and from 730 till about 830 I organized my office to keep me busy some more. Now I'm extremely sleepy because again I'm in my first trimester of my first pregnancy so this symptom has been hitting me hard since I find myself so bored at work. I don't know what I prefer anymore. I used to be so busy at my old job that the day would fly by without me even realizing it. I prefer the work day to fly by then drag on. Idk what to do, I kept my old job per diem haven't worked since I put in my 2 week notice. But sometimes I have crazy thoughts of just going back and negotiating my full time position there. IDK what to do. Every time I think just hang in there then I come back to work the next day and I'm sad all over again.
    I like what OD said in the other thread. About the downtime, and being a new mom.

    Also, it may pick up. They never need you as a SN, until they DO. Then they really need you.
    I've stayed after and come in early quite a few times and its run run run all day. Then, days like today where it is a lot more...the Q word...
    Until it's not.
  5. by   OldDude
    Dang it! You said it...the Q word
  6. by   mag426
    @ Farawyn, RN

    We shall see! I hope to update you guys in the next month or so and tell you something different like I'm swamped and you guys were all sooo right lol
  7. by   JenTheSchoolRN
    Quote from MHDNURSE
    One other thing- are you ready for the immunization survey? It is required in MA that you submit it every year. Are you grades 5-8? I think you have to do it for 7th grade. It is tedious- student by student marking how many of each vaccine they have .

    Here are the new requirements for kids to be in compliance: http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/docs/dph/c...grade7memo.pdf

    Here is the link to the survey: http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/docs/dph/c...structions.pdf

    If you do not know your school's PIN number, contact the department of immunizations.
    Yes. this. Ugh. They tell you to search by town, but I can't do that easily! So I'm adding students one by one...
  8. by   mag426
    @Jen-Elizabeth, BSN, RN

    Thanks for pointing out @MHDNURSE's comment about immunizations. I've heard briefly about this but when I brought this up to my boss the DOO he said that they straightened out all the immunizations and they would be all set. I'm not sure on how this process works. I didn't receive any formal training besides the nurse from our sister school. That was brief and very detailed. So she mentioned something about the 7th grade immunizations. I will inquire further on this matter to get more answers. Thanks!
  9. by   MHDNURSE
    Quote from mag426
    @Jen-Elizabeth, BSN, RN

    Thanks for pointing out @MHDNURSE's comment about immunizations. I've heard briefly about this but when I brought this up to my boss the DOO he said that they straightened out all the immunizations and they would be all set. I'm not sure on how this process works. I didn't receive any formal training besides the nurse from our sister school. That was brief and very detailed. So she mentioned something about the 7th grade immunizations. I will inquire further on this matter to get more answers. Thanks!
    They probably don't even know about the survey. When I started at my charter school three years ago, our school was brand new and no one knew about it. I only found out about the survey by accident b/c a nurse at another school mentioned it. I called to confirm and sure enough, I was responsible and only had ONE week to submit the survey. Talk about stress. My own DOO knew nothing about it.
  10. by   100kids
    Quote from MHDNURSE
    They probably don't even know about the survey. When I started at my charter school three years ago, our school was brand new and no one knew about it. I only found out about the survey by accident b/c a nurse at another school mentioned it. I called to confirm and sure enough, I was responsible and only had ONE week to submit the survey. Talk about stress. My own DOO knew nothing about it.
    We have to do one in NY as well. I found out about it 2 days into my new job all those years ago because I started in November and the Health Department was calling to find out why ours had never been submitted for the year. It was due in October! I had to do some figuring out and quick!
  11. by   sirI
    Everyone, please just talk about the topic w/o making it personal.

    Thread has been cleaned up.

    Carry on (use the ignore feature ... it saves squeezing of the coronary arteries).
  12. by   mag426
    @ MHDNURSE, BSN, MSN, RN, NP

    Idk, the school is new but has been here since 2012. I'm not the first school nurse to work here but apparently the first full time one to just work solely out of this building alone. Previous nurses were either working part-time or working multiple schools- between the various 3 sister schools. Also they didn't last long according to the students. There were 3 last year total throughout the year.
  13. by   MHDNURSE
    Quote from mag426
    @ MHDNURSE, BSN, MSN, RN, NP

    Idk, the school is new but has been here since 2012. I'm not the first school nurse to work here but apparently the first full time one to just work solely out of this building alone. Previous nurses were either working part-time or working multiple schools- between the various 3 sister schools. Also they didn't last long according to the students. There were 3 last year total throughout the year.
    My guess is none of them "owned it" so it never got done. It's easy to brush things under the rug if you are PT and think no one will notice

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