Hi School Nurses,
I have been here on AN for a long time and was locked out for a while, but now back and able to post here.
I've been doing school nursing for a long time. I have loved this job and pretty much dedicated my entire nursing career to working as a SN in a public school system.
I am seeing a disturbing trend with teachers and I am just having a hard time adjusting to this new waved of younger teachers who show no professional respect to my position.
In the earlier years, I never had this problem. Teachers treated me as an equal, with mutual appreciation for the jobs that we all do. Respect was a normal way we treated each other.
But the growing trend that I am seeing is the older teachers are just over and done with teaching and when they get their 30 yrs. in, then they are OUT !
The new, younger teachers (22-30) have that air about them that they are superior to anything that I represent to the school and they are quite obnoxious with me. (not all, but most).
They are demanding and expect me to follow thru with whatever they want me to do for them. I have explained that I have a certain scope of nursing practice and that I will make the final decisions on medical matters.
I have explained to them that I am held to my nursing license and trust me, I will not do anything to jeopardize that. I have talked to my Administration about this and not a whole lot is changing. I realize that I am medical and they are education, but I have never seen anything like it, and it's only in the last five years or so.
Maybe it's time to move on. I would hate to do that, but every day is like I'm fighting a losing battle. So tired of never getting any kudo's or respect for the job I do.
Any feedback or positive vibes would be appreciated !
Last edit by tining on Jan 4
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