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  1. Question about resignation
    I also think you should just finish out the school year. Legally you may only need to give 2 weeks but with only 3 weeks left, I think they would be very unhappy with you leaving them without...
    May 8, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  2. 31 more school days
    I'm suddenly feeling very lucky! !8 days for me. We start mid August :)
    May 6, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  3. "not himself"
    I deal with this alot, not necessarily in special ed students, but with my younger grades. Plus, once the teacher starts the "Aww, you don't seem to feel good" doting, the kids really don't have a...
    Apr 30, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  4. OTC Meds
    This is helpful and I am excited to start working on guidelines. Thanks!
    Apr 5, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  5. OTC Meds
    Thank you! I agree that I don't want to do away with OTC meds altogether, just hoping to find some middle ground. If a child has regular migraines or has an ear infection and needs pain control a...
    Apr 4, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  6. OTC Meds
    I know that here in Texas, public schools do not give OTC meds without MD auth, parent permission, etc. Below is a post I put on RNsights so I apologize for those who see it twice. I stepped into a...
    Apr 4, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  7. New School New Overwhelmed
    I have also called parents to let them know their child is suddenly using their inhaler daily. Lots of times, the parents don't know because the child is never "needing" the inhaler at home/ on...
    Apr 1, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  8. New School Nurse
    Don't make them too comfortable! They will never leave :)
    Mar 21, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  9. School Nurses: Non-Nursing Tasks????
    Pretty much the same thing here, plus requesting homework assignments for absent kids. I've never been to a school where this is a practice. But here, when parents call in the absence, they can...
    Mar 21, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  10. vision screening: how do I respond to this parent?
    Maybe I am under reacting but my thought is you can't force them to take her in. Although vision is important, it is not life threatening. I agree if it is affecting her academically, then maybe the...
    Mar 1, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  11. After-hours school nursing...
    I think you did the right thing! I also would never deny care to something emergent but you don't want people to just assume you are there anytime something is going on on your campus. I like the "no...
    Feb 28, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  12. With all the allergies children have nowadays...?
    I think it is a bad idea, but it's an ongoing battle here. Kids can definately be allergic to guinea pigs, hamsters, rabbits, etc. One teacher here actually had ferrets as class pets! The entire...
    Feb 14, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  13. Sore throats
    I only send home for a fever. I may let a parent know if the throat just looks terrible (spots, patches, etc) but leave it up to them in regards to a pick-up. I will mention though, that we have had...
    Feb 14, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  14. Best complaint you've heard?
    Just yesterday a little boy came in "hyperventilating" because the boy next to him kept farting and the stink made him hypervetilate :down:
    Feb 7, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  15. When do you call home?
    mc3, If you send me your email address, I will send you a copy. We get them printed as a duplicate ay office max. I'm kfergerson@saintgeorgeschool.org
    Feb 7, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  16. When do you call home?
    I also call if there is fever 100+, vomiting or a serious injury. On occasion I will call on a non frequent flyer who makes a few visits in one day or truly seems ill. Unfortunately, we have lots of...
    Feb 4, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  17. Interviewing for case manager Job Today!!!
    I don't have any advice, but wondered how the interview went and what kind of questions they asked you. I am a school nurse thinking about making a job change before the next school year. I worked...
    Jan 30, '13
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  18. New school nurse...bummed out already
    You are in a tough situation. I am in a private school so I also started with very little guidance and no other nurses to call on. I agree with Flare in that you need to take it one day at a time....
    Jan 25, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  19. No, I'm Not a Beauty Shop!
    I also think you did the right thing. It's not so much the time it takes to put an earring back in as much as it is setting a precedence. I've learned the hard way that doing a little "favor" one...
    Jan 24, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  20. Case management, no luck.
    I am in Texas and plan to start applying for CM positions in the spring. In looking at job listings, it seems like there are lots of position with major insurance carriers like United and Humana. You...
    Jan 18, '13
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  21. Telehealth nursing
    Try looking at the Telephonic Nursing forum under "Specialties". You can get a lot of info there from nurses working in the field. Good luck!
    Jan 15, '13
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  22. General Salary info for a School Nurse
    There are a few other posts that addressed this so you may want to look back on this forum. In general, most public schools pay on a teacher salary scale and don't take into account any years of...
    Jan 15, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  23. Working in a laser surgery center
    There are LOTS of nurses who want to go into the aesthetics field and can't get a job. Consider yourself lucky and take the job :)
    Jan 15, '13
    Forum: Aesthetics Nursing
  24. Campus Safety after CT shootings
    We didn't make any changes, per se, but tried to assure parents that we would be diligent in enforcing the policies that were already in place. Reminders that all parents/visitors must check into the...
    Jan 9, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  25. Austin area school Nurse Pay
    I'm at a private school in Texas and I make $45K as an RN after being here 6 yrs. I m assuming in public school you will start on the same scale as the teachers. They ususally don't count your prior...
    Jan 7, '13
    Forum: School Nurses


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