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  1. Grrrrr.....
    Ouch! Kids say the darndest things, don't they? I have a student that keeps telling me his mom used to be a nurse, I'm pretty sure she was housekeeping at a SNF.
    May 31, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  2. Unlicensed School Personnel Administering Insulin
    It seems to me that allowing unlicensed personnel to administer insulin would create a big risk of liability on the school's part. Ok, so blood sugar checks and sliding scales and insulin...
    May 30, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  3. Why French Kids Don't Have ADHD
    This article is over a year old, but it is interesting and informative none-the-less. As I dole out meds to healthy children on a daily basis I can't help but long for an approach more like that of...
    May 23, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  4. Oh please, just let me vent!!!
    My thoughts exactly. Most of us sacrafice a great deal of income to work as a school nurse. I could double my hourly rate and my hours if I worked in a hospital. I could also have better benefits and...
    May 22, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  5. Books on Natural Childbirth
    Yes, I will definately be using my doula! Also, I am blessed to have Kaiser insurance, and our local woman and children's center is a brand spankin' new facility. They have an OB and CNM on at...
    May 21, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. Oh please, just let me vent!!!
    I had a student sent to me last week with a note saying "I believe ****** smells awful, but I am congested and can't tell." WHAT? If you are congested and can't tell then what is the problem?? The...
    May 21, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  7. What helped you in your first year / semester of nursing school?
    I will tell you the mistake I made in my first year so that you can hopefully avoid doing the same. My pre-reqs were fairly easy for me, and I never really formed excellent study habits. I got...
    May 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Longest summer... Ever!
    First, CONGRATULATIONS on your acceptance to nursing school! If I were you I would be thankful that your summer is going by so slowly. Enjoy it!!! It could be a very long time before you can enjoy a...
    May 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Books on Natural Childbirth
    I have watched "The Business of Being Born" quite some time ago and would love to watch it again (although I no longer have Netflix). Also, one of my close friends is a doula and has offered her...
    May 20, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. Books on Natural Childbirth
    I am looking to my fellow RNs for a little guidance. I am a first time expectant mother who is very excited and naturally a little nervous as well! I have already dug up my maternal-newborn...
    May 20, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  11. Does your facility still give enemas ?
    As an RN and an expectant mother I would take one if it were offered to me upon admission for two reasons. First, anything to progress labor! Second, anything to avoid pooping while pushing! Sounds...
    May 17, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  12. Interested in School Nursing
    I'm in Northern California, working as an RN for the elementary school in our district. My direct supervisor is the district school nurse. I make a little over $20/hr, which is about half the wage a...
    May 16, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  13. 5 MORE DAYS!!!
    15 more days for me!
    May 15, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  14. I must be doing something right!
    Thanks for your reply! School nursing is both challenging and rewarding, but it sounds like a gig you would enjoy! I thought for sure I hated it and was horrible at it at first. Nursing school did...
    May 10, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  15. Charge nurse asking me to lie
    I think you absolutely did the right thing! I think it would be wise to tell your CN directly that while you appreciate her trying to protect you from the consequences of accepting this patient...
    May 10, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. I must be doing something right!
    My first year in school nursing has been full of ups and downs. We all have days when our confidence is low, or we feel underappreciated or misunderstood. I've also had days when I know I am making a...
    May 10, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  17. 31 more school days
    22 counting today!
    May 6, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  18. Summer Vacation and Unemployment?
    Hello fellow school nurses. This is my first year as a school nurse, and I am now approaching my first summer vacation - hooray! I am looking forward to the time off, but have some financial...
    Apr 26, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  19. Yelling Yard Duty aides.
    I have noticed this with some of our aides and office staff as well, but it hasn't gotten to me to the point it seems it has gotten to some of you. It has caused me to reflect on my own interactions...
    Apr 26, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  20. I got found out!
    I have always been open about that fact that I am a nurse when seeking care for myself, mostly because I can't stand being explained things in laymen's terms. I want detailed and accurate...
    Apr 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. 10 minutes and no emergency meds for seizure
    I have a student with a diagnosis of epilepsy, who has not had a seizure in 2 years. His care plan indicates that Diastat is to be administered (rectally) for any seizure lasting >5min. After Diastat...
    Apr 25, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  22. Outift for an interview??
    I think it would be better to risk overdressing than to under-dress for an interview. I am a female RN, and was told once by a nursing recruiter that I should have dressed more professionally for our...
    Apr 17, '13
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  23. Dr Oz's show on antidepressants...your thoughts?
    I haven't watched Dr. Oz in years, but I very much appreciate this post and the resulting discussions. Anxiety and depression have impacted my life on and off since my early teenage years. I have...
    Apr 17, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  24. OMG Say it correctly!
    I had an instructor in nursing school that said it like that. She was Canadian, and pronounced a lot of things in ways I had never heard. One of my personal favorites was "Skeleeetal" rather than...
    Apr 3, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Favorite thermometer?
    I have a Braun ear thermometer, and while I like it for the bigger kids and for adults, it is too big for the little ones. I often get low readings when their ear canal is too small for me to really...
    Apr 3, '13
    Forum: School Nurses


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