New Middle School Nurse

  1. Hi Everyone! I received a job offer as the School Nurse for a Middle School a couple of months ago. I am so excited to get started next month, but also beginning to wonder what I've gotten myself into! I've ordered a ton of books, been reading, reading, reading, and of course lurking here with you guys. I have about 12 years of nursing experience in various areas (NICU, Peds Home Health, Derm/Med Aesthetics, and some background training in Behavior Analysis), but I would love to join your group and learn from your collective knowledge. I'm not a coddler, but I am a bit of a softie, so I think I'm going to have to work on that a little. The school where I will be working is grade 6-8, about 1100 students and a clinic assistant who is an LPN. Soooo, any tips for me re: middle school nursing? Thank you and I am so happy to be a part of this group!
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   OldDude
    Welcome and congratulations! I'm PK-5 so I'll defer to the nurses who deal with that age group to offer advice. I do, however, believe it is true of grades 6-8...too big to be little but too little to be big. Best of luck to ya! Don't hesitate to reach out; these guys will jump right in for you.
  4. by   Keepstanding
    Welcome ! You will love school nursing. This amazing group of "cool nurses" is an invaluable resource as well as a place to just vent ! Congratulations and have a FABULOUS year !
  5. by   lyrern
    Welcome to school nursing! You should do fine with your background, and it sounds like you are preparing yourself well for this school year. As any nursing specialty, it takes a while to become comfortable. However, you have this group for their valuable experience, times for venting, and a whole lot of humor. Have a great year - and let us know how you are doing.

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