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  1. Putting in my letter of resignation today
    This is the time of year to look for a school nursing job. It's the perfect job for a mom with small children. Although it doesn't pay as much as a hospital job, it's basically a part time job and...
    Apr 2, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  2. How much do you owe in student loans?
    It is indeed more possible than you think. In CA there are state programs for nurses working in rural and poor areas that contribute to paying off loans. And there are plans in the works if you pay...
    Mar 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Am I crazy, because this seems VERY WRONG...
    I cannot emphasize this enough. Listen to hearts, this setting is were you'll get some interesting variations. Same goes for lungs. Take BP's and if they are willing practice taking BP's on a leg....
    Nov 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. teacher's union
    Jennie: What happens when you are sick, who covers for you? If it's the office staff, then they should cover you while you take your breaks for 30 minutes. What did your predecessor and other...
    Nov 7, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  5. UNLV is doubling fees for their nursing progrm only!
    From their website: The Board of Regents of the State of Nevada approved a proposal in December 2010 for the School of Nursing at UNLV to implement differential tuition for nursing students in...
    Nov 6, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. teacher's union
    I agree with Flare and to say, pick your battles. I am also on the teachers contract and should only work 6.5 hours/day. However, 90% of the district employees put in much more time than this. ...
    Nov 5, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  7. Anti-bullying exercise
    Got this off a friends facebook page: A teacher in New York was teaching her class about bullying and gave them the following exercise to perform. She had the children take a piece of paper and...
    Nov 5, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  8. Extreme Hearing & vision reporting :o)
    hi all: a local private special needs school (where all of the kiddos are on iep's) was recently audited. nurses from the home school district for each child are responsible for doing the health...
    Nov 4, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  9. Medicaid Billing
    For those who do not do MAA/LEA billing, does this mean you have no students on MediCal in your district receiving services?
    Nov 2, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  10. Trach Suctioning
    You're also there in case the trach falls out or gets blocked by food, education and safety. I know because this was my first job in a school district :D I was in grad school so I had the...
    Nov 2, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  11. It's official, I'm now a school nurse
    Depends upon your contract. I'm on the same contract as teachers and am contracted to work 7 hour days but of course I work more than that.
    Nov 1, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  12. More dental caries in asthmatics
    http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/751124_4 This is a lit review article but it seems to indicate that asthmatics are more likely to get 2x the number of dental caries especially if they use...
    Oct 12, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  13. California law lets unlicensed personnel give Valium to children
    The EMS website for my county has a minimum 8 minute response and my orders state the seizure is over 4 minutes. I was very concerned about not being able to follow the orders and now I don't have...
    Oct 12, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  14. are you on teachers' payscale?
    Most of the School Nurse Credential programs require a PHN so if one does have an ADN, (and a BS or BA ) you need to get that before you can do the credential program. Very few provide just the PHN....
    Oct 11, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  15. California law lets unlicensed personnel give Valium to children
    I've already been gearing up for this. I have the medication onsite and worked with the county nurse to standardize a health care plan and training program. I've taken each aide and teacher to a...
    Oct 11, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. Sloan chart for vision screening
    I haven't gone all the way through but this looks interesting: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/fh/mch/webcourse/vision/qanda.cfm
    Sep 28, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  17. How Many School Nurses out there ???
    From Geri to Kiddos, that's a change :yeah:
    Sep 27, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  18. are you on teachers' payscale?
    Kateper- In my area, now is the time to consider School Nursing. Frankly, no one wants this job. Yes, it pays a little poorly, but it's a great, steady job with wonderful benefits. Ambulatory...
    Sep 27, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  19. If there's an outbreak and you exclude kids, are they unexcused abscence?
    One of my principals decided to include a notice with the PBE waiver that parents sign. It states that If and when we need to exclude a child because of an outbreak, the teacher can chose not to...
    Sep 27, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  20. Schools replace three RNs with nursing assistants
    And yet when a nurse or a group of nurses who has knowledge of this tries to uphold the standard, they are labeled bullies by other nurses!! See my other posts on this subject, I won't repeat here...
    Sep 24, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  21. Professional Insurance
    There have been a couple of interesting threads, although not personal stories: http://allnurses.com/general-nursing-discussion/rn-do-you-503582-page5.html ...
    Sep 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Who buys Supplies??!
    Really good idea, ColleenJune. I'm going to look into this myself.
    Sep 18, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  23. 504 Plan?
    My teachers and principals are very accommodating and would prefer the cild learn to advocate for themselves. If the child's condition is well managed and the parent is in agreement, I'm OK going...
    Sep 18, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  24. Vaccines and HCG
    In response to a Tdap compliance letter I sent home, a parent really became upset and asked if I knew what was in the vaccine. That many contain HCG and would create problems for girls who wanted to...
    Sep 18, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  25. Am i burned out?
    mustlovepoodles, I've noticed an increase in little stuff teachers used to take care of, too. I did a little digging and discovered that class ratios have gone up and teachers just aren't dealing...
    Sep 18, '11
    Forum: School Nurses


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