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  1. I Got the Job Offer Today!
    Start earlier if at all possible.
    Jun 24
    Forum: School Nurses
  2. Polc state college Nursing Fall 2015 admitted students
    I passed it so long ago that we did it by filling in bubbles with pencils
    Jun 11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Random Thoughts: School Nurses
    One of my schools gave me a little box with words of advice from the teachers on cute little cards. The best: write a book on how to give "the talk" volunteer at the senior center to teach them...
    Jun 9
    Forum: School Nurses
  4. Out of pocket expenses?
    None of the above. your school budget and/or parent group will support these needs. I would caution against starting out by dipping into your own funds.
    Jun 8
    Forum: School Nurses
  5. Emergencies
    We had a HS student accidentally amputate a finger tip in the seam of a cafeteria table (like the fold-down style table, where the two pieces join when it folds open). EMS arrived to the cafeteria...
    May 28
    Forum: School Nurses
  6. Interview help!!
    I just finished the interview process for my successor and the candidate that was #1 for us spoke confidently, made eye contact, stopped and thought a few seconds before answering questions. She was...
    May 26
    Forum: School Nurses
  7. I Got Head Lice
    Oh so sorry this has happened to you. I did a happy dance when my last kid graduated from HS and we never had lice, guess I should still hold my breath until I'm out the door.
    May 11
    Forum: School Nurses
  8. Sharps vs. Not Sharps
    oh good for you. You could always say you're the woman who lives in a shoe and all your kids have severe allergies!
    May 11
    Forum: School Nurses
  9. Sharps vs. Not Sharps
    Flare, they may limit their generosity to sharps for "personal" use.
    May 11
    Forum: School Nurses
  10. Interview attire
    Be sure to check back in and let us know how the interview goes!
    May 6
    Forum: School Nurses
  11. Sharps vs. Not Sharps
    Would you consider a used (discharged but not used on a person) epi pen a sharp or not a sharp for disposal purposes?
    May 5
    Forum: School Nurses
  12. Medication Disposal
    Old Dude, that's an interesting thought. Look around at some of the other boards here, though, and you'll see "respectfully disagree" is not allowed. You are required to be rude, question my...
    May 5
    Forum: School Nurses
  13. Medication Disposal
    I would still consider a used epi pen a sharp and dispose of it as a sharp. A sheathed syringe is still a sharp even though the needle is covered.
    May 5
    Forum: School Nurses
  14. Medication Disposal
    Our local Police dept takes meds.
    Apr 30
    Forum: School Nurses
  15. School Year 2015/2016: Who's in?
    I was waiting until closer to the end to announce but this is as good of a time as any--I am retiring at the end of this school year. I have known that the time was coming (I'm 61) and it just feels...
    Apr 28
    Forum: School Nurses
  16. Epipens and field trips
    It is not the parent's responsibility to "assign" a responsible adult, during the school day the school is "in loco parentis" (loosely: in the place of the parent) and it is the school's...
    Apr 23
    Forum: School Nurses
  17. Telemedicine
    My district has a NP on staff for 14 hours a week to serve students (with parental permission/accompanyment) and staff. She is contracted from the large medical center nearby. I have no idea what...
    Apr 14
    Forum: School Nurses
  18. truancy
    I would present the amount of time spent daily/weekly on this task and show that these are hours not spent on nursing (the job you were hired for). Administrators understand data. I'm all for "we...
    Apr 14
    Forum: School Nurses
  19. Fever
    Our policy is to send kids home with a temp over 100, no matter what it's called.
    Mar 31
    Forum: School Nurses
  20. proof of immunity for staff
    Just an update--we have asked staff to voluntarily supply proof of immunity and are offering a MMR through our insurance for those who only had one.
    Mar 31
    Forum: School Nurses
  21. Breast milk pumping at school student
    I have vacated my office (not the health room) for staff. It's a pain at times but the alternative is a bathroom (yeech). We have never had a student pump to my knowledge but I would support it if...
    Mar 26
    Forum: School Nurses
  22. Found a Peanut
    As a school nurse, of course I thought the thread was about someone (gasp) violating the NO PEANUT rule in school!!!!
    Mar 17
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  23. proof of immunity for staff
    Has anyone required or discussed requiring proof of immunity to measles from staff? My district is discussing this. thanks
    Mar 5
    Forum: School Nurses
  24. health office vs spec needs
    You know we're all going to ask why the aides can't do this if they do it for other students and have a designated spot.
    Mar 2
    Forum: School Nurses
  25. Reporting to parents
    Are you suggesting that the school nurse is diagnosing an eating disorder? To answer in general terms, our goal is usually to work cooperatively with student, family, health care provider and other...
    Mar 2
    Forum: School Nurses


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