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  1. I Got Head Lice
    To this day I still think it about like crazy, wondering how I could have gotten it! I am so careful when I do head checks. I don't like the students get too close to me. I honestly have no idea -...
    May 14
    Forum: School Nurses
  2. I Got Head Lice
    My first two treatments I used over the counter lice treatment recommended by the pharmacist. Third time I went somewhere different and bought another brand also over the counter.
    May 11
    Forum: School Nurses
  3. I Got Head Lice
    It happened. The one thing I never thought I would get as a school nurse....I thought "no way it would ever happen to me, I'm way to careful". I was itching for 4 days straight, but I thought "Oh,...
    May 11
    Forum: School Nurses
  4. School Nurse Sub doing Assessments?
    Hello fellow school nurses, I had a question that struck me recently when I had to take a day off from work. Firstly, let me give you some background info. I am a RN with a BSN and have been a...
    Jan 26
    Forum: School Nurses
  5. Inhaler before Recess & PE?
    Hello fellow school nurses, I am relatively new and wanted to ask something about inhalers. My 3rd graders have Recess at 12:50 and PE at 1:30. Each of their action plans states "take 2 puffs of...
    Oct 8, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  6. Anyone Else Feel This Way?
    I see what you mean. I was striving for something that meant so much to me back then....my drive was to finish nursing school, to graduate and become the nurse I worked so hard to be. I guess...
    Sep 16, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  7. Anyone Else Feel This Way?
    Every day before work I tell myself I'm going to go to the gym and try to get some exercise, when 4:00 hits.....I am just done. I know I should still go, I always feel energized after. It's getting...
    Sep 16, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  8. Anyone Else Feel This Way?
    Hello fellow school nurses, I've been a school nurse for almost 3 years now. I came right out of BSN school (could not find a job in a hospital). I also work PRN at a pedi home health company. I...
    Sep 16, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  9. HEAT Index
    In my case, the coach still wants to take them to "walk laps" outside when the heat index is over 100+, and there is no shade outside at our playground.
    Sep 4, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  10. HEAT Index
    Good Morning, I wanted to hear how you all handle Recess and the heat index at your campuses. Here in San Antonio, we cancel recess when the heat index hits 100. My principal and teachers really...
    Sep 4, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  11. Yay!  Got it!
    Congrats Bacykard Gardener! I too work in a elementary school in Texas :up:
    Jun 4, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  12. Sunscreen
    In our district, we are not allowed to administer/apply any OTC meds/products, including handing out cough drops or sunscreen. Unless we have a doctor's order of course. Liability issue.
    Jun 4, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  13. ALMOST made it through the whole year ...
    I made it until May 12th when a parent collasped in the principal's office and started having a seizure!
    Jun 4, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  14. 2 questions for school nurses.
    Hello LevitateMe, I am 25 years old and did not get hired in a hospital right away (my passion was OB) so I took the only place that called me back, which was my elementary school. Been here ever...
    Jun 2, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  15. Long Lost Dream Or Not?
    Hello fellow school nurses, I have asked this question before, but before I had posted it to the NP blogs and Student NP blogs, when maybe I should have posted it here. I am 25 years old, newly...
    May 20, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  16. Start tomorrow!
    Couldn't have said it better myself! :)
    May 12, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  17. Ever feel lonely?
    I second that - nurses are treated like lower social beings in my school district. We are the necessary evil - they love when they need us, but ignore us when they don't need us. :(
    May 8, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  18. UTHSCSA FNP Fall 2014
    Yes, many of my friends heard back the week of April 10th
    May 2, '14
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  19. Teachers and odors
    I agree with this, I do not deal with this issue either and do not like to. But I get asked to.
    Apr 30, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  20. Is school nursing right for me?
    Wow I would LOVE if I was lucky enough to have an aide to do most of the hands on stuff. Here, you are only allowed an aide if you have more than 800 students. I work at an elemtary school with...
    Apr 30, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  21. New Lice Policies
    Wow, and this entire year all of the nurses were following the policy that if a student is indentified with live lice they need to go home asap and cannot return until the hair is treated. Turns out...
    Apr 29, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  22. New Lice Policies
    Hello felllow nurses, So it appears more and more school districts are taking up the new policies on lice. Our district is going to live out the remainder of the school year still sending home kids...
    Apr 29, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  23. CPR Renewal
    The head nurse supervisor at my school district is CPR instructor trained and he provides us with a renewal class. Your district should as well.
    Apr 23, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  24. New Grad
    As a 22 yr old, 2011 BSN RN graduate, I was not hired at any of the (6) hospitals I applied for. An elementary school was the only place that called me back, and I had to take it bc there bills that...
    Apr 23, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  25. Elementary school & harassment
    Honestly to my knowledge, that subject matter is something that needs the attention of the school counselor and administration, not the school nurse. I only attend meetings that are medical related....
    Mar 27, '14
    Forum: School Nurses


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