School Nurse "Holiday Wish List"

  1. The post the other day about how excited Jen was to get an ice maker made me think about what I would put on my imaginary "Nurse Wish List" for the holidays

    I would love a microwave for my office to heat up a rice-filled sock for heat (HS nurse uses this and it is great)

    Some really nice models of anatomy stuff (like the torso with all the organs in it)

    A full-size skeleton that hangs from a pole (just because the kids would get a kick out of it and I could use it for teaching)

    An aquarium

    An endless supply of saltines that I didn't have to buy myself
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  2. 24 Comments

  3. by   avery_shark
    A bulls**t-detector. My built in one is pretty good, but not yet foolproof.




    Oh! And a full shelf of books for the kids waiting (what seems like) forever for their parents to pick them up.
  4. by   Flare
    i'd like a few more outlets, a working clock on the wall (although it hasn't worked in so long i barely notice it), maybe a new desk - although it would require moving out of this one, and i think i'd like a full sized skeleton too!
  5. by   MrNurse(x2)
    A real office that can be made quiet, a sink and real desk. My over the top list, 2 recovery couches and and AED.
  6. by   coughdrop.2.go
    -ice maker
    -I Heart Guts plushies (all of them)
    -In fact, a stuffed animal pit in my office
    -A giant Pusheen to replace my desk chair
    -An ice cream maker
    -more students to get their Flu shot
    -for my husband to make up his mind about what he wants before he gets socks filled with coal
  7. by   dakotadenise
    I'd love both an ice machine and a microwave!

    A spot eye screener - Man those are nice!

    Budget money for granola bars/crackers.

    I have a nice shelf full of fun books to read thanks to my own kids growing out of them and my love for books!
  8. by   NutmeggeRN
    A utility sink
  9. by   kidzcare
    3 weeks of winter break
  10. by   Supernrse01
    Physician's offices that automatically fax updated immunization records to the school.
  11. by   KeeperOfTheIceRN
    -A REAL office that only I use. I'm currently in a tiny closet-like room that I share with our active students filing cabinets.
    -My own office phone
    -A desk instead of the 4 ft. long table I currently use
    -Ice maker
    -Recovery couch. I'd even settle for just 1!!
    -First aid cabinet that is FULLY stocked
    -A bookshelf for the kids
    -An open budget for consumable items like bandaids, crackers, gauze...
    -A utility sink
    -A better thermometer
    -A bulletin board

    I feel like I'm being greedy.....
  12. by   BeckyESRN
    Quote from Supernrse01
    Physician's offices that automatically fax updated immunization records to the school.
    and physicals! not an office visit summary.
  13. by   SchoolNurseTXstyle
    Duty free and uninterrupted lunch at least twice weekly!
  14. by   ohiobobcat
    I'd like a skeleton. Then I could dress him/her up for holidays!!!

    More outlets.

    An easier way to get food for my office. I just buy granola bars, saltines, and gummies out of my own pocket.

    A bulletin board. Thinking of asking for one for next year.

    Uninterrupted lunch.

    More color in my office.

    A quieter bell/announcement speaker. Holy cow, I can't hear myself think some days!!

    A slightly bigger office so I could have a waiting area and another cot.

    A cot that is not the ugly brown color I have right now. Our school colors are blue and gray- how I ended up with a poop brown cot I will never know.

    A color printer.

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