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  1. PreK Potty Problems!
    This thread is the reason that I will never do elementary school again!! I actually had a principal tell me that the only reason she had a nurse was to change soiled clothing for students. I told her...
    Feb 26
    Forum: School Nurses
  2. Parents sending kids to you before the bell
    I call the parent every time and I just have this tone in my voice that conveys to the parent how annoyed I am!!!! I feel like the more inconvenience that is caused to the parent, the better outcome...
    Feb 19
    Forum: School Nurses
  3. Random Thoughts: School Nurses
    3 random thoughts for today 1. If you have a concussion and you cannot make it through Spanish class, you should not go to basketball practice!!! 2. If you give your kid Nyquil instead of...
    Feb 18
    Forum: School Nurses
  4. "Emergencies" in the school
    Everything is an emergency in the school setting!!! I have been called to the gym for an "asthma attack" who was sitting calmly and chatting with the coach, called to the cafeteria for a nosebleed...
    Feb 13
    Forum: School Nurses
  5. Rational for Notes
    Best reason of all: MY CLINIC, MY RULES!!! Go to nursing school, pass the NCLEX, get your school nurse certification and then you can tell me how to do my job!!!!
    Feb 12
    Forum: School Nurses
  6. Oh. My. Goodness. Things. We. Just. Love.
    Kind of like the staff member that needed an emergency BP taken during my lunch period. Yep, it was awful - 116/68. Him interrupting me on the other hand while I am trying to eat my "lunch" at 1:30...
    Feb 12
    Forum: School Nurses
  7. New School Nurse: VENT
    This is my 9th year as a school nurse and I still feel like I fly by the seat of my pants some days. You just never know what will walk in your door. I would say about year 3 was when things really...
    Jan 27
    Forum: School Nurses
  8. Things that want to make you slap people
    I had a clinic full - Diabetic in the 400's with large ketones, student with tight throat who just had Benadryl, lunchtime meds / diabetic care. A substitute wants her temp taken. I asked her to...
    Jan 27
    Forum: School Nurses
  9. Wheelchair use in high school
    Even if you have 2 wheelchairs. Do not set a precedence!!!!! As someone else mentioned, you will never see either one as someone will need both ALL of the time for minor silly stuff.
    Dec 19, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  10. Random Thoughts: School Nurses
    Inquiring minds want to know!!! How can a kid: 1. Rest and pick the poster on your wall for 30 minutes with out gagging. 2. Go back to class for 30 seconds. 3. make it to the bathroom and vomit...
    Dec 19, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  11. What school nurses REALLY do
    1876 visits this year, does not include diabetic care and daily meds.Probably another 1000 or so if you figured those in.
    Dec 18, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  12. It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
    I have actually had a crazy week. Sent home 20+ kids with flu symptoms in 3 days. Then, stir in the usual silliness and such - I am just ready for this week to be over and done!!
    Dec 18, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  13. sick (pardon the pun) of teachers
    Student came down with note that teacher had "called mom about student's symptoms and the plan is............................' Ok, what do you need me for then??? It is taking every fiber of self...
    Dec 18, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  14. Say what...?
    Cell phones are the bane of my existence. I am in middle school and they text parents for EVERY. LITTLE. THING. Parents show up and front office is calling me looking for them. Or, parents are...
    Dec 11, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  15. Say what...?
    That to me is the hardest part of school nursing! The staff drives me crazy. I have this teacher that writes in huge letters all over pass NEEDS TEMP CHECKED. No **** sherlock, I never would have...
    Dec 10, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  16. Substance abuse...Who calls the parent?
    If they student is unstable / in need of further evaluation, I will gladly make that call. the priority is medical at that point. If the student is fine and does not need further medical evaluation,...
    Dec 2, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  17. Middle School/High School and Supplies
    I had to put a stop on allowing ice packs back to class. Students were letting them melt in the hallways, they were drinking the melted water in class. Lot of teacher complaints (one teacher slipped...
    Nov 21, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  18. Difficult teachers
    I have been a school nurse for 9 years, elemantary and middle school. I have written a few notes and e-mails similar to this: "____________ does not meet any district or state health department...
    Nov 21, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  19. Dealing with parents with attitudes when it comes to policy
    With any policy that a parent argues with me, I make sure I can show them someting in writing and say firml "I understand your frustration. However, I can lose my job and nursing license if I do not...
    Oct 30, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  20. Ridiculous Reasons to See the Nurse
    I sent an email 2-3 weeks ago that stated. "I have no ointments, creams, medicine, lotions, potions or magic spells". The requests for those things did not slow down for even a moment.
    Oct 30, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  21. May I please vent?
    I have 3 kids of my own. It would break my heart if they were injured or ill and I could no tbe reached. it is neglect is what it is!!!
    Oct 24, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  22. Dear Parents...
    HAHHHAAHAHAHAHHAHAHAAAAAAA!!! Boys bathroom clean? I had to go in there one day and I almost threw up and passed out from the urine stench. Cleaner??????? Too funny!
    Oct 24, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  23. TGIF
    This has been the longest week ever!!! I need Thanksgiving Break. Just heard the announcement "Please release Mr.__________________ 5th period class to the cafeteria. You guessed it, field trip I...
    Oct 24, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  24. Pencil Jabbers
    It is often not even a piece of graphite itself, it is a tatoo from graphite that stays behind. I clean it,put a band-aid on it and send them back to class. Most of the hoopla stems from the...
    Oct 24, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  25. May I please vent?
    Vent away!!!! Had at least 1 student every day this week who told their parents they were ill, got Tylenoled up (yes tylenoed is a word) and was in my office by 8:00 (school starts at 8:30) with a...
    Oct 23, '14
    Forum: School Nurses


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