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  1. Immunization Exemptions
    Here is a humorous look at a serious topic: https://screen.yahoo.com/comedy-central/outbreak-liberal-idiocy-040000792.html
    Jun 3
    Forum: School Nurses
  2. Sunscreen
    Our district just changed the policy about sunscreen. It is now considered a "personal hygiene item" like deodorant or lip balm. Students may have a personal supply and self-apply. They may not share...
    Jun 3
    Forum: School Nurses
  3. School Nurse Book Club Suggestions
    There is also an article in the May, 2014 issue of NASN School Nurse about school nurse book studies. It has a list of titles that have been used by a rural school nurses for professional...
    May 29
    Forum: School Nurses
  4. School Nurse Book Club Suggestions
    Has anyone read "Brave Girl Eating: A Family's Struggle with Anorexia" by Harriet Brown?
    May 5
    Forum: School Nurses
  5. School Nurse Book Club Suggestions
    I am looking for book suggestions for my school nurse book club for next year. Previous titles have included: "The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down" by Anne Fadiman, "Deadly Choices: How the...
    May 2
    Forum: School Nurses
  6. Parent Education & Engagement
    Maybe you could provide parents ways to improve their child's mental/emotional health. There is research to support basic interventions such as eating meals together as a family, reading together,...
    Mar 17
    Forum: School Nurses
  7. Hearing screening
    My state has specific parameters for screening. In order to pass, a student must pass at 1000, 2000, and 4000 hz at 20 dbs for each ear. If the student passes, I document "0" for that ear, meaning...
    Mar 3
    Forum: School Nurses
  8. Do You Like Being A School Nurse?
    There are days that I love it and days that it is just too slow and I wish I worked somewhere else. I work at three elementary schools and have been a school nurse for about 5 years. I have over 25...
    Mar 3
    Forum: School Nurses
  9. U of Washington phased out their master-level NP program....
    University of Washington still has several ARNP certificate programs. Candidates must already have a Masters of Nursing and then can apply to the certificate program. A second degree is not awarded,...
    Sep 26, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  10. May I introduce . . .
    Way to go!
    Mar 20, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  11. Hygiene
    I also am reluctant to call parents regarding children's hygiene issues. When I do make those calls I acknowledge to the parent that this is a sensitive topic. I also make sure the family has access...
    Dec 6, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  12. Puberty/Hygiene Video
    Last year for 4th grade I used this poem: http://snp.homestead.com/HygieneGr5.html I read the poem and had the kids tell me what Sid could do to "clean up his act". Then I handed out a word search...
    Nov 16, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  13. Totally out of the loop
    If your school has a daily staff email bulletin, or even a weekly one, perhaps you could be added to the email list. I've found that helpful to keep up with what's happening at my schools.
    Nov 16, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  14. Any ideas for this student?
    Could you do his morning medications at school after he has had breakfast? Maybe then he'd have an appetite to eat at least that meal. Also, can you get a release to talk to his PCP? Maybe you...
    Nov 16, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  15. Another "Ice cures everything" thread
    I had a sweet little kindergartener tell me this week that the water in my health room makes everything better!
    May 20, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  16. Questions about school nursing
    i'm from tacoma, wa what are your hours at work? 8:15-3:45. i work at 3 different elementary schools. would you mind sharing your salary and if it's for 12 months or just the school year? i'm...
    May 20, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  17. Charting
    We use eSIS and it's pretty good, although a bit clunky at times. All my daily logs go in there and it's easy to retrieve data. Health info and immunizations are also in eSIS. I do have a paper log...
    May 20, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  18. AED
    AED
    We don't have them at my schools, and I don't really want them. Kids are unlikely to need an AED and having them requires on-going maintenance and training of staff members. Also, I would worry about...
    May 20, '11
    Forum: School Nurses


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