The Not So "Nursey" Things... - page 4

What are some of the things that come to your office that have NOTHING to do with the medical field? A common one at my school: "My pants are too big, do you have some string to tie them up?"... Read More

  1. by   ana010
    When I worked in middle school, had a girl come to my office because she spilled water in her back pack. She passed at least 2 bathrooms with paper towels to get to me.
  2. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    Quote from ana010
    When I worked in middle school, had a girl come to my office because she spilled water in her back pack. She passed at least 2 bathrooms with paper towels to get to me.
    Now, that's one delicate little princess who needs a class in Common Sense!
  3. by   KDRNMA
    Today the speech therapist, across from my office, killed a fly during a session - a student in that session then came to me to ask me "Can you please throw out the gross fly?". The student is just too cute so I did remove the fly. Then he and the other 2 students cheered and one said "Thanks, you saved the day!"
  4. by   OhioBPH
    Quote from KDRNMA
    "Thanks, you saved the day!"
    Ha! Good job!
  5. by   ctate
    Just fixed a backpack with safety pins. LD actually asked if I knew how to sew. I do, but don't have a sewing kit her at school.
  6. by   BeckyESRN
    Can you iron my Girl Scout vest? It's too wrinkly for my meeting tonight...
    Nope, sorry kiddo
  7. by   kidzcare
    Quote from rbytsdy
    I love the poop on shoes. How did that become a nurse's job??

    I had a kid come down once with a backpack that smelled like cat urine. The teacher wanted me to call home for that since clearly that's a medical issue.

    I loathe being asked to call home for kids who smell. If it's not a medical issue, why am I addressing it? Because you (other staff member) feel uncomfortable with it?? But if the student isn't in my office and I don't know the student, what am I supposed to say? Mrs. Jones asked me to tell you that you smell and need to take a shower?
    I have dealt with all three of those examples and never understood how they fell into my scope of practice! I refused the dog poop and showed the student and teacher where the sink was.

    A few years ago there was a student who really, really smelled awful. He came in daily for a medication and it was BAD. I felt really awful for him. Other students were moving away from him. I was asked to talk to him which I felt comfortable doing since I was seeing him daily. But it never helped. We think it was his clothing. They reached out to the parents to see if maybe their washing machine had broken and if they needed financial assistance to get a new one or use a laundromat and the mom was so insulted. She was way pissed. He tried to cover it up with cologne but it was just a strong smell on top of the cat pee smell. I don't know what the cologne was but whenever I smell it on someone else, I have a flash back to that student and gag a little.

    That said, I HATE being asked to talk to a smelly student who I do not see regularly. I feel like that is way more embarrassing for the child. Like, "you smell so bad that your teacher has been talking to all these other people about it and asked me to be the one to let you know" Ug.

    Quote from Supernrse01
    I gave up on those tiny little screws a couple of years ago. I can barely see them, and my not so skinny fingers make it extremely difficult to even get the thing in the proper place. I now use dental floss to repair them until they get home. It's strong, it threads right through, and it can be easily clipped with nail clippers when they can be properly repaired.
    Yes! I learned that trick on this board a few years ago and it works so well!!
  8. by   smudges.blips
    4th grader: "I'm sweating"
    Me: "Where are you coming from?"
    4th grader: "Gym"

    Who gave this kid a pass?
  9. by   CCStacey
    A lot of people ask for change.... we have a deal with the Bank, they don't give out flu shots and we don't make change for 20s!
  10. by   WineRN
    Quote from CCStacey
    A lot of people ask for change.... we have a deal with the Bank, they don't give out flu shots and we don't make change for 20s!


    YES! I have teachers ask me for change at least monthly and are shocked that I don't have any.

    My quarter for Aldi's is the only cash I carry most days!
  11. by   ANL6822
    I had a couple of HS students, decorating for Christmas, come to me asking if I could fix the battery pack on their dancing Santa doll, because I have the tiny glasses screw driver. The screw was stripped from previous years and Santa was not able to be resuscitated.
  12. by   ANL6822
    My bathroom is a revolving door for MS and HS boys who will poop no where else. And each one of them takes 20 minutes to do so. And some don't flush. I now have a sign up reminding them to do so and clean up any "messes" please.


    This is cracking me up! HS boys use the bathroom in my office for the same thing. The other day I had one in there so long I forgot he was there.
    Last edit by ANL6822 on Dec 12 : Reason: Addition

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