Why Aren't School Nurses Given Due Respect? - Page 2Register Today!
- Jan 2 by kingsmiley" To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others". Albert Camus
- Jan 2 by nhnursieI think we earn that respect in our communities...I live in a small town and am fortunate to be in a place where the school board and towns people really appreciate the role we play. We have had more than our fair share of sick, and I mean REALLY sick kids and we do become the person that people turn to in crisis.
I love my job and people know it!Last edit by nhnursie on Jan 2 : Reason: wrong word
- Jan 19 by strytellerchaykai get it all the time why didn't you want to be a real nurse? i cant lie i knew all through nursing school i wanted to do school nursing but never thought it would be my first nursing job... i looked for a job for over a year in a hosptal and acute care but nothing and then came this job which i love and wouldnt trade for the world.. i do wish i would have gotten some more clinical experience but i have a good support system at school...
- Jan 22 by nhnursieQuote from SoliloquyBecause there are many who just don't get that we do WAY more than bandaids and bellyaches!I often wonder why there aren't more school nurses.
- Feb 1 by amoLuciaJust read this thread a bit late --- just saying you school nurses have MY r-e-s-p-e-c-t.
But had to laugh when I read OP's "washed up" comment. I thought that opinion was only used for us LTC nurses, and night shift nurses, and baby nursery nurses, etc.
Isn't it amazing how so many in the general public (and even our own) have such poor impressions of the vital variations within our profession?!?! Yeah, until they need a LTC nurse, or a night nurse or a pedi/baby nurse. And you school nurses are right up there with all of us other non-hosp nurses who are terrific.
Thank you for doing your job.