I need a revolving door...

  1. to my health office. A) it would help the non stop flow of little people coming into my office today and B) would hopefully prevent the headaches I get every single day when said little people slam my door open and closed.

    36 days of work until my school nurse career comes to an end. Probably for good.
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  3. by   moreoreo
    After seeing 24 students in the last 2 hours of the school day I am convinced that my office door is indeed a revolving door with the entire school lined up to come and see me
  4. by   WineRN
    I'm "not allowed" to close my door, so I get tons of just pop in visits from everyone between classes
  5. by   KKEGS
    Quote from WineRN
    I'm "not allowed" to close my door, so I get tons of just pop in visits from everyone between classes
    My office is just off the cafeteria. I would go deaf if I had to leave my door open every day. Luckily my school wants us to stay in our little germ infested bubble and likes the door shut. Speaking of germ infested bubble I've been sick 3 times this school year alone! I've worked at hospitals for nearly a decade and have never gotten sick as often as since I started school nursing. Also speaking of germ infested bubble one of our 5th grade classes came into the health office today to swab surfaces because they are learning about germs in science. I'm curious yet terrified to hear of the results.
  6. by   kidzcare
    Quote from kschenz
    Also speaking of germ infested bubble one of our 5th grade classes came into the health office today to swab surfaces because they are learning about germs in science. I'm curious yet terrified to hear of the results.
    Let us know how that turns out!
  7. by   Flare
    They want us to keep our heavy doors shut too. I chock mine, but close it when the hallway is too noisy. I cite infection control as my reason for chocking it and don't get questioned beyond that.
  8. by   SassyTachyRN
    Both of my doors are in the main office and I am expected to keep the doors open. I hate it because everyone knows the kids' business. If I do a lice check or call CPS or a kid wants to talk privately then I absolutely close the door, but everyone FLIPS OUT asking why I had the door shut.
  9. by   WineRN
    Quote from SassyTachyRN
    Both of my doors are in the main office and I am expected to keep the doors open. I hate it because everyone knows the kids' business. If I do a lice check or call CPS or a kid wants to talk privately then I absolutely close the door, but everyone FLIPS OUT asking why I had the door shut.
    I used to pump in the morning before the kids got here and the front office staff would act like EVERY CALL was an emergency and BANG on my door. The principal caught them doing it and had a fit so it stopped.
  10. by   Supernrse01
    Wait, you don't have one? I swear it doesn't look like it, but that's the only kind of door any of my clinics have
  11. by   magigal
    Hey kchennz

    Long time oogler, appreciator, never a poster.

    But for now, after 10 years, this is probably my last year of school nursing. Leaving for reasons of anonymity I can't say on social media. It's bittersweet. School nursing is a mixed bag of fun, great schedules, stress, boredom, the bizarre, the unexpected, and ER skills, counseling skills, case management skill. all the while the "public" thinks you're not a "real nurse." But I respect and applaud all school nurses: those that are good at it are good at a unique specialty that is hard to appreciate unless you've seen it.

    Very best of luck to you, friend. That's what cool about nursing, and one of the things I love most about nursing, and something I've seen from years of just reading allnurses. Nursing gives smart and talented and dedicated nurses the chance to grow, either to become further specialists in their specialty of choice, or to move ahead and grow into another specialty, using their past experiences as a jumping of point to row further in another specialty. Anyone who survives nursing school has proven his/herself as being smart, flexible, and caring./ You have a fantastic chance to succeed in any new area, or any other career that you choose, and the knowledge and skills you've acquired, including those as a school nurse, will hopefully and rightfully help you to feel proud and confident as you move on.

    Best of luck, best wishes, and God speed (however you define it)

    Magigal
    Last edit by magigal on Apr 14 : Reason: For a minute thought i replied to the wrong post accidentally
  12. by   JustbeRN
    Good luck to you Magigal. Your post is exactly what our job entails everyday.
    and yes I keep my door closed- Confidentially is all I have to say..
  13. by   NanaPoo
    I don't even have a door. I've been citing HIPAA, FERPA and anything else I can think of in an attempt to get one for the past 3+ years.

    My kids just stroll in and start with, "SOOO, I've had this cough..." before I even say hi or ask them what the heck they're even doing here.
  14. by   Nurse_JackieVA
    I've seen 50 students so far and my day isn't over. Worst part is I saw 10 students within the first 5 mins of school and this is the first day back from spring break. Seriously people don't roll off the bus right into my office complaining of a headache and stomach ache. Geez!

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