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  1. Anyone Else Feel This Way?
    If you actually are already asleep by 10:30pm you're only getting around 7 hrs of sleep. If you're like me and start getting ready for bed at the time you want to be asleep then you get even less. I...
    Oct 8
    Forum: School Nurses
  2. Pet Peeve #456657352
    I quit calling parents with these notes unless the student has a fever, vomiting, diarrhea, horrible cough, etc. (the same reasons I'd send anyone home). If the student says they were vomiting or...
    Oct 8
    Forum: School Nurses
  3. Just looking for some encouragement
    The statement about teachers thinking we work for them is SO true!! Not all of them but several. Stand up for yourself, be super nice but firm, and go out of your way to talk to the teachers and get...
    Oct 7
    Forum: School Nurses
  4. is school nursing a good specialty?
    It's ok. I'm sure you will find lots of answers on school nurse forum if you look back. The pay is usually teacher pay (much less than hospital). The trade off is better hours, summers off, no...
    Oct 7
    Forum: School Nurses
  5. frequent flyiers
    You will never be able to cure it completely but here's things I've tried that help. (I do all of them.) First require teachers to fill out a pass every time with reason for student visit. This will...
    Oct 7
    Forum: School Nurses
  6. Nursing vs. Teaching
    I'm a school nurse-best of both worlds. However, if I had to do it all over again I would have just went with teaching. It's hard to be a nurse in a school-I always feel a little on the outside....
    Jul 27
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  7. Do You Like Being A School Nurse?
    Here we would make $2-4 less an hour as a new grad with NO benefits for school nurses. It all depends on area of the country, experience, education, and pay rate as deemed by board of education. We...
    Jul 26
    Forum: School Nurses
  8. Do You Like Being A School Nurse?
    In our district we are required to have a BSN and obtain our school nurse certification. Never known anyone to be considered over-qualified to be hired. They encourage staff to get Master's degrees...
    Jul 26
    Forum: School Nurses
  9. Expectations
    Same here almost. I have abt half hour before and after school without kids. We are required to work teacher workdays but it's nice because you can get a lot done without kids there. The principal...
    Jul 26
    Forum: School Nurses
  10. Middle School/High School Nurses
    Check out pintrest for school nurse decorating and bulletin board ideas. There are some really cute health themed ideas for different months/seasons. There are teacher stores in our town. There...
    Jul 26
    Forum: School Nurses
  11. Starting as a School Nurse this Fall- nervous and excited!
    Congratulations on your new job! I think it's a great idea to stay per diem at the hospital. It gives you a back up if you decide school nursing isn't your thing and keeps your skills fresh. If you...
    Jul 26
    Forum: School Nurses
  12. Question about School Nursing
    Like the ER, you never know what your day will be like but here's what it's like for the most part. I get to work at 7:30 and go to my office. I unlock all my cabinets and go fill up the ice bucket....
    Jul 14
    Forum: School Nurses
  13. Average pay?
    Around here it was $2 less an hour to sub without benefits as a brand new grad nurse in the hospital. So our new grads start off at $24 and it was $22/hr.
    Jul 14
    Forum: School Nurses
  14. New Grad Rn Interview
    Depends on the area you live in. Around here I never had trouble returning to the hospital after years of school nurse experience-they trained me like I was a new grad. Some parts of the country I've...
    Jul 14
    Forum: School Nurses
  15. Do You Like Being A School Nurse?
    Wow-no benefits AND low pay?!? How could you pass that up?!? ;) We get great benefits. We aren't technically paid for our summers either. We are contacted for 200 days but they spread our pay out...
    Jul 1
    Forum: School Nurses
  16. Do You Like Being A School Nurse?
    We have personal days we're allowed to take off during the year for any reason we want. We get full benefits including sick time, health insurance, retirement, etc. We don't get vacation time since...
    Jun 16
    Forum: School Nurses
  17. Should I join a teachers's union?
    Ok good to know! I was told we are entitled to a 30 min lunch break but none of the school nurses ever get a planning period. I'll have to look into that. Thanks!
    May 25
    Forum: School Nurses
  18. Does anyone drive students home?
    These are all very good points I will bring up if I'm asked. I will definitely not be doing this!!! I never even thought of a couple of these points. Now makes me wonder why others have done and...
    May 25
    Forum: School Nurses
  19. Need Advice For My New School Nurse Job
    Congrats on your new job! Yes you are in for a huge chance. Some good advice: be flexible, friendly, and don't try to make teachers "get you" and all you do because they won't. You're new so you're...
    May 24
    Forum: School Nurses
  20. Should I join a teachers's union?
    I'm allowed as a staff member and covered like they are. I can also get a million dollars in liability insurance. They aren't cheap and our state one is almost $400 a year. I don't know whether to...
    May 24
    Forum: School Nurses
  21. Does anyone drive students home?
    There are times I haven't been able to reach a parent (which is usually for lice) and I've learned that some of the nurses in our district have taken kids home if needed. It's always cases where they...
    May 24
    Forum: School Nurses
  22. Elementary to Middle
    When I worked in the middle school, if a student had a parent show up because they were sick and the student did not have a nurse excuse that student got detention. Students were not allowed to call...
    May 23
    Forum: School Nurses
  23. Administering meds to other staff?
    I agree with schooldistrictnurse. These are adults capable of meeting their own needs. The staff can act like such drama queens/kings. They get mad they can't have something they want when they want...
    May 19
    Forum: School Nurses
  24. Why do parents get mad when you send their kids home???
    I can relate to so much of this! So glad it's just not me. I had a teacher come to me and said a parent called her and yelled at her because her son caught an illness at school, wanted to know who...
    May 17
    Forum: School Nurses
  25. Very Interesting Idea!
    We don't have school nurse teachers in our state. I would enjoy that though. I don't have lots of extra time to teach as a school nurse-too many other responsibilities. Not much "rush" as a school...
    May 8
    Forum: School Nurses


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