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  1. So who's ready to go back ??
    We started back on July 31st. We are back in to full swing! The kids start on August 13th. Lets get this party started!!! I don't know about you but fall seems to go by so fast and spring...
    Aug 8
    Forum: School Nurses
  2. Do you keep snacks in your office?
    Just remember on Stauffer's animal crackers and Brach's peppermints and other snack items to check the label for food allergies. Those two products in particular are manufactured in a facility that...
    Aug 8
    Forum: School Nurses
  3. Privacy in school nurse's office
    Being a school nurse does require some extra thought when it comes to privacy. We started out in a huge classroom that was made into a nurses office. We had no privacy so we bought screens to use. It...
    Aug 8
    Forum: School Nurses
  4. How to become a school nurse?
    Starting as a sub is a great way to get your foot in the door. good luck to you and come ask us any questions you need to know.
    Aug 8
    Forum: School Nurses
  5. Do You Like Being A School Nurse?
    you did the right thing. You would have lost your sanity doing that job!
    Aug 8
    Forum: School Nurses
  6. School Nurse Software
    Flare- how well does yours merge data? Does it compile non-compliant immunization lists? can it make reports such as how many times a student has been in the nurses office? we just use that basic...
    Aug 6
    Forum: School Nurses
  7. Most Frustrating Thing ?
    I agree with everyone else- its the phone calls home. No number works. I do the kids cell phone thing too! or when no one can pick up a child. They want them to stay until the parent gets off work....
    Aug 6
    Forum: School Nurses
  8. Not sure what to do?
    I agree with flare. I kept my old job for my first two years. Now my childrens activity swamp my evenings and weekends. I think you should do the per diem thing. You will have control of when you...
    Aug 6
    Forum: School Nurses
  9. Orientation and other new school nurse questions!
    I didn't get any orientation. Luckily there was another nurse here so I asked her a lot of questions. Its a learn as you go deal. This is my fifth year and I would love to be any help that I can. You...
    Aug 6
    Forum: School Nurses
  10. How to become a school nurse?
    That is different based on your state and your school district. I got my RN because I thought I needed it, well it turns out my LPN would be just fine. There are a lot of LPN school nurses in my...
    Aug 6
    Forum: School Nurses
  11. Do you keep snacks in your office?
    I do have snacks and juice for my diabetics but they usually supply their own. Mine are for use only if they run out. We also have saltines for our stomach ache students and peppermints. If...
    Aug 6
    Forum: School Nurses
  12. Do You Like Being A School Nurse?
    ick! my school gives 9 sick days and 2 personal days a year, paid. We get paid time if we go to a conference as well. My salary is very competitive hourly to an RN job around, the difference being...
    Aug 6
    Forum: School Nurses
  13. Do You Like Being A School Nurse?
    Wondering if you actually became a school nurse? My background: CNA 1992-1996: Oncology/Nephrology, Staffing Agency, Medical floor which dealt mainly with HIV and TB patients because it had the...
    Aug 6
    Forum: School Nurses
  14. How Many School Nurses out there ???
    this is my 5th year. I take care of 5-7th graders with a mixed population of regular students, special ed, special needs, behavioral needs. I am in a rural town. So we have a rather diverse...
    Aug 6
    Forum: School Nurses
  15. WGU RN to MSN program???
    I am an ADN who is desperately wanting to go back to school. My long term goal is to teach in a Nursing program. Any program, CNA, LPN, RN, BSN... It doesnt matter I would just love to teach. I am...
    Aug 25, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  16. Families who refuse pain management for the patient
    I have had this fear from families before when I worked onc. or they will say "I don't want them to get addicted". Okay so seriously, a person is dying of cancer and fear of addiction is their...
    Feb 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. School Nurses In Missouri
    Just wondering how many school nurses are in Missouri are on here.
    Feb 2, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  18. It's official, I'm now a school nurse
    In my state you just go online to the school website and look under job openings. I think it depends on the district what the salary will be. It was a $6 difference between 2 school neighboring...
    Jan 11, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  19. It's official, I'm now a school nurse
    Congratulations to the new school nurses! You will love it!! This is my second year and I love it!!! I work 730-330 (7.5 hour days) and we work on the days the kids are off. Doesn't pay much (hourly...
    Jan 11, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  20. My nursing program was terrible and I was too incompetent but I still graduated
    I think your biggest mistake was not going into the workplace. I guarantee that at least 90% of the nurses felt incompetent or worse upon graduation. Honestly school is to prepare you for the test....
    Jan 11, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  21. Recurrent Syncope in Classroom Setting
    I need advice. I have a student that has had 5 syncopal episodes thus far this school year. She has seen Neuro, Cardio, General Practitioner for this condition. Neuro has placed her on nortriptyline...
    Dec 1, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  22. Epi-Pens
    I am wondering what your protocol is for Epi-Pens? We have a lot of students with food allergies. We do not have an epi-pen on hand for general use- this is in our policy. We only have 2 that are...
    Sep 28, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  23. Am I Nursey Enough For You?
    I agree with all of you. I started out as a CNA in 1992 (fresh out of high school). Worked Med/Surg, GeroPsych, Home Health, Float Pool, Onc/Neph, HIV Unit. Then as an LPN in 1996. Worked Med/Surg,...
    Sep 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Another Online Resource
    Its not working for me.
    Apr 27, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  25. Questions about school nursing
    state? missouri what are your hours at work? 730-320 would you mind sharing your salary and if it's for 12 months or just the school year? $29,546 for 186 days (can opt for 10 month or 12...
    Apr 26, '11
    Forum: School Nurses


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