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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Chronic "accidents"
    I find that I get dumped on quite a bit for this. Our kg aides will take care of the issue if the child has clean clothes at school. If not they send them to me to find some or call the parent. I...
    May 8
    Forum: School Nurses
  16. Ever feel lonely?
    I'm very content not being around any dr's or techs. Dr's always telling you what to do right now and always having to tell techs what you need done and hope they don't get irritated-don't miss that...
    May 8
    Forum: School Nurses
  17. Countdown....
    26 school days for us! I'm so jealous of the shorter ones-I'm SO ready!! :yes:
    May 5
    Forum: School Nurses
  18. Parents that are nurses
    We don't email either. We have so many low-income that don't have access. I would love to be able to use that! Anyway, I've had a few nurse parents. Some have treated me really bad. I think they are...
    Apr 29
    Forum: School Nurses
  19. Do you ever miss the hospital?
    I always miss the hospital when I leave!! There are just parts of it I really enjoy-talking to patients and their families (when there was time which was rare), working with other nurses as a team...
    Apr 25
    Forum: School Nurses
  20. Happy Easter!
    Thank you! We didn't get any time off from school though-just the weekend! :( The first Monday back was insane with tired kids and bellyaches!
    Apr 25
    Forum: School Nurses
  21. Nurse Substitute
    In our district we have 30+ schools and I don't know how many subs but it's never enough. When I subbed, I could go online and days i knew there was a day I didn't want to work I could check...
    Apr 25
    Forum: School Nurses
  22. Conflicted about job, help!
    If I were you I'd go for it. Keep your other job prn if possible so if you decide it's not for you, after the school year you can go back to it full-time if needed. It's not for everyone. I do miss...
    Apr 25
    Forum: School Nurses
  23. Lunch
    This is such a dilema for me as well! At one school I can put a sign up and lock my door but kids still try to get in and then I'll hear teachers reading my sign out loud and tell the kid to go to...
    Apr 25
    Forum: School Nurses
  24. How busy is your office?
    I see 15-20 a day but usually less. Most of those are frequent flyers. I have one daily med and a few diabetic checks. Same at both schools-one has 265 and one 370. I make the teachers fill out a...
    Apr 14
    Forum: School Nurses
  25. Changing to a non-nursing career?
    I would avoid being a surgery tech unless being screamed at by surgeons doesn't bother you! When surgeons get stressed the techs are the first ones they start to take it out on. You need a strong...
    Apr 3
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses


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