Search Results

Search Results Type: Posts; User: MinnieMomRN

From Date
  1. 31 more school days
    Me too! Boy this count really makes me happy!!
    May 4, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  2. does your school have a crisis management plan?
    We contacted our local police department. The safety officer was extremely helpful in helping us develop a plan. She also did a great in-service! In light of last week's tragedy, we are reviewing...
    Dec 19, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  3. The crazies are all in my office this week...
    Nutty parent encounter, 7th grader who threw a plastic thingie into the radiator and smoked out the second floor resulting in the fire department coming, the puke bug run rampant, and a teacher who...
    Dec 14, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  4. Assessments every shift?
    Never trust the previous shift's assessment. True story... I received report on a patient who the reporting nurse said had + pedal pulses bilat. Imagine my surprise during my assessment when I...
    Nov 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Nasty Parents and This Opportunity to Vent
    We school nurses owe a huge thank you to Dr. Pollack and all his research which led the change in conventional wisdom. Here's one more interesting link -- an interview on NPR's All Things Considered....
    Oct 30, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  6. Tired of kids coming to the nurse...
    I have a few frequent fliers who come in just because they need some TLC/psychosocial support. That's okay with me. It's 'The Boy Who Cried Wolf' stuff that drives me up the wall -- of course I...
    Oct 25, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  7. EBP and school nursing
    post-concussion nursing care/protocol
    Oct 24, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  8. Tired of kids coming to the nurse...
    That line works for me too! :)
    Oct 22, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  9. How long shall I give this job?
    I have found that the acceptance of change in 'the way WE do things' to be slow in education. However, change is possible. It just takes patience and time. Additionally, I think the September is...
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  10. Another soiled clothing vent
    Yes, it's begun again this year. I've already had the teacher of the Pre-K age 3 classroom pull me out of a meeting for a 'crisis'. That crisis was that she had three kids who had messed their pants,...
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  11. When a patient states "something isnt right..."
    Yup. Listen, fully assess, monitor, and document like heck!
    Sep 21, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. How do you answer this question?
    That question always comes at the end of an interview. Earlier in the interview you should have asked them what are the challenges particular to their school and what specific needs are they looking...
    Aug 16, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  13. Nursing is slavery Period!!!
    I can't argue with you. I felt the same way when I worked in the hospital. I now work 2 jobs -- one at a Pedi's office, and the other as a school nurse. I love BOTH jobs, and I no longer dread going...
    Jun 2, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. 1st grader and his inhaler
    The MD does not think the child is self-directed, and cannot self-administer. That's the part I'd cling to. You need to know the medication delegation law for your state, and that will determine how...
    Jun 1, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  15. the flu
    Here in MA we've had a few patients + flu in the Pedi's office where I work, but I've not seen it in the school. *Fingers Crossed*
    May 31, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  16. Kind of pathetic I have a "vent" and I haven't even gotten the job yet
    Or decides to be Superman and fly from the top of the slide. (True story of an open fracture)
    May 31, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  17. Blue or white collar?
    Wait... scrubs have collars? :bugeyes:
    May 28, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  18. What personalities traits are necessary for success and happiness in nursing?
    The ability to let things roll off your back, and leave whatever craziness went on during your shift at the time clock when its time to punch out and go home.
    May 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Do you have family members who are nurses?
    I have 3 cousins, my sister, and my sister-in-law who are nurses. According to family history, 2 great-grandmothers were country midwives. That's just who I could think of off the top of my head. I...
    May 26, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. School nurse denies inhaler
    I agree that there is more to this than meets the eye. For example the kid's inhaler was found during a backpack search. Odd that a backpack search was done at the same time that a severe asthmatic...
    May 26, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  21. Uniform Confusion
    Most nurses that I have known have chosen to wear a shirt (long sleeve or otherwise) under their scrub top to avoid providing a free peep-show to the patient when they have to lean over the patient...
    May 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. 7 days to go.... :)
    Oh my gosh! Me too! I think I have seen more pee, vomit, and blood this week than I had seen all year. And for the record, isn't soccer supposed to be a non-contact sport?! These kids are playing...
    May 25, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  23. Once again.....I'm a "nurse".....
    You just know there's a hospital administrator somewhere that is thinking, "great! We can have nursing drive the employee shuttle bus too"!
    May 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. New School Nurse: VENT
    1. My orientation was a two day course on school nursing that was state mandated, and two days in the school. One with the nurse I was replacing, and the other with the nurse with whom I job share. ...
    May 18, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  25. Gave my notice yesterday.
    I'm happy for you Purple Scrubs. I certainly hope you will still contribute to this board -- it wouldn't be the same without you! (((HUGS)))
    May 17, '12
    Forum: School Nurses


Nursing Jobs in every specialty and state. Visit today and Create Job Alerts, Manage Your Resume, and Apply for Jobs.

A Big Thank You To Our Sponsors
Top