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  1. Hello! I'm new to allnurses and I'm new to school nursing, but I've been a nurse since 2002. I've been lurking for a few weeks, and you seem like a smart, experienced bunch
    I've always wanted to work in a school setting, but finally made the leap this year. I have worked in mental health (adolescent, adult and geriatric), outpatient research, and had a brief stint in the ER and in medsurg.
    I'm lucky enough to work in the district where my daughter attends school, and this schedule has really been a dream. I'm quickly learning that nurses are not regarded the same in a school as they are in a hospital, but overall, things have been great.
    Anywho, here I am...
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  2. 22 Comments

  3. by   MrNurse(x2)
    Welcome to the nurses' station. No cliques and all good. Wear your pink on Wednesdays and enjoy the show.
  4. by   NutmeggeRN
    Quote from nmr79
    Hello! I'm new to allnurses and I'm new to school nursing, but I've been a nurse since 2002. I've been lurking for a few weeks, and you seem like a smart, experienced bunch
    I've always wanted to work in a school setting, but finally made the leap this year. I have worked in mental health (adolescent, adult and geriatric), outpatient research, and had a brief stint in the ER and in medsurg.
    I'm lucky enough to work in the district where my daughter attends school, and this schedule has really been a dream. I'm quickly learning that nurses are not regarded the same in a school as they are in a hospital, but overall, things have been great.
    Anywho, here I am...
    Smart.. smart mouthed. All depends on the day!
  5. by   Cattz
    Awesome glad you are here with us and you sound happy with the change of specialties!
  6. by   nmr79
    Quote from NutmeggeRN
    Smart.. smart mouthed. All depends on the day!
    The two go hand-in-hand, I believe.
  7. by   ruby_jane
    Your background will serve you well in your new gig. Just wait - you'll really be appreciated when you snatch a kid back from the jaws of death (either real-like with Epi or not so real like by wiping the magic marker off their hands and curing their "rash.")

    Welcome!
  8. by   nmr79
    I definitely have a lot of emotional-needs kids (7th and 8th grade school), and I really like the social worker and psychologist here, so that helps

    I just had my first school epipen episode last week! Some clown threw an almond at her friend, but it instead ended up in the poor peanut/tree nut/ALL nut- allergic kid's mouth as he walked by-down his throat (crazy timing!). Fortunately my office is right across from the lunch room, so he ran over before things got really bad.
  9. by   ruby_jane
    Quote from nmr79

    it instead ended up in the poor peanut/tree nut/ALL nut- allergic kid's mouth as he walked by-down his throat (crazy timing!).
    What are the odds?!?!?!
  10. by   BeckyESRN
    Welcome!
  11. by   OldDude
    Welcome to the farm!!
  12. by   nmr79
    Quote from ruby_jane
    What are the odds?!?!?!
    It was nuts (pun fully intended).
    The allergist had me explain several times when I called. I finally put the student on with him to explain it.
  13. by   JenTheSchoolRN
    Quote from nmr79
    It was nuts (pun fully intended).
    The allergist had me explain several times when I called. I finally put the student on with him to explain it.
    I once had a student throw a lollipop stick at her friend. Of all the places for it to hit it went into her friend's ear canal and bounced. All I could see with an otoscope was blood. Friend had a perforated eardrum. What are the odds, indeed?

    And welcome to our little corner of allnurses!
  14. by   nmr79
    Quote from JenTheSchoolRN
    I once had a student throw a lollipop stick at her friend. Of all the places for it to hit it went into her friend's ear canal and bounced. All I could see with an otoscope was blood. Friend had a perforated eardrum. What are the odds, indeed?

    And welcome to our little corner of allnurses!
    Oh wow!

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