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  1. What Do You Wear To Work?
    I wear regular clothes like the teachers. Although I do have to say that I do get a little dirty, especially my pants because I am always putting my students sneakers on my pants so I can clean their...
    Jun 19, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  2. Getting into School Nursing after 10yrs of PACU experience, Possible?
    Pick two school districts in which you would like to work. Call the nurse leader and let her know you are available to substitute. Do that for a year or two and then apply for the 1st opening that...
    Jun 19, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  3. Do you ever miss the hospital?
    lol - I thought about this today as I did my "med pass"....I had to give out my 5 daily meds and it takes me about 20 seconds total to complete it. There is one student who I have to crush her pill...
    Apr 16, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  4. Do You Like Being A School Nurse?
    School nurse here for 1.5 years and I love it. Best job I ever had. Former med surg/telemetry RN for 5 years. I enjoy being my own boss, I run the health office, I like the minimal interaction with...
    Feb 27, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  5. How to become a school nurse
    I have to disagree about the money. I make about the same that I made as a new grad in my hospital job. Around $30 an hour. I essentially work part-time. In 13 years, when I max out the pay schedule,...
    Nov 24, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  6. Poop Smearing on Bathroom Walls
    I would actually refer the poop smearer to the school psychologist. This type of behavior is associated with multiple psychiatric disorders in children.
    Nov 15, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  7. what do you wear on your job?
    I wear business casual for a number of reasons 1. I don't think scrubs are flattering and my Principal wants us to look like a member of the educational team 2. I like my clothes! :) 3. When I...
    Sep 9, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  8. "My tooth is loose"
    I pull out teeth all the time. I ask the student to wiggle it for me. I can usually tell at that point if I can get it out. I then give them the choice. 1. leave it alone and come back to get a tooth...
    Sep 1, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  9. From ER RN to School there anyone out there?
    My story is similar. I was a telemetry/medsurg nurse for years and have four young children. Once my youngest was in school fulltime, I knew I wanted to make the switch to school nursing. I work...
    Jul 30, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  10. It's getting very quiet in here!
    Last day is next Wed the 26th of June. I won't be going back till after Labor Day! Woohoo!
    Jun 16, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  11. Why do teachers think they're all that and we're beneath them?
    I am supposed to get 50 minutes of duty free lunch/prep time daily. What a joke! I never leave my office, ever. When I go to the bathroom, I can hear the little voice saying "where's the nurse?"...I...
    May 1, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  12. Why do teachers think they're all that and we're beneath them?
    My ADN program had crap instructors as well. And they treated all the nursing students like garbage - because at least 1/2 my class was from a foreign country, they didn't know any better and they...
    May 1, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  13. Experienced Nurse, how to get more....
    Start subbing in the school district (or two or three) that you'd like to work. Get to know all the nurses, be flexible and available. It may take a few years (till someone retires) but if you have...
    Mar 11, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  14. vision screening: how do I respond to this parent?
    How do you get a note from the doctor if the parent's won't get you one? She (the nurse) has done due diligence by 1. discovering the eye problem, and 2. making the referral. The parents have...
    Mar 2, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  15. Do you enjoy being a school nurse?
    In Massachusetts, entry level is an RN-BSN. You need to be nationally certified as a school nurse OR have your masters in nursing or education within 5 years to get your professional licensure as a...
    Feb 24, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  16. What would you do (with high yuck factor).
    I would first research what blood borne diseases are still active after air exposure...from what I recall, dried blood that has been exposed to air I don't believe can contain an active virus. Now...
    Feb 21, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  17. Is it feasible/realistic to be able to work as a school nurse well into my 60's?
    I plan on working until the age of 66. I'll have 30 years by then and should be able to collect a nice pension, plus, if I'm healthy, that gives me quite a few years left to travel and enjoy...
    Feb 13, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  18. Nurse vs teacher, I choose NURSE!
    I have 5 years of cardiac step-down, med surg experience. It wasn't that hard to break into school nursing. I subbed for the past year, did a good job, and then applied when someone retired. I think...
    Dec 28, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  19. underweight kid
    Dec 18, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  20. New Nurse New Mom - How do I get back to work?
    Schools are desperate for substitute nurses. You won't need peds experience or your certification to be a sub. I live in MA and I subbed for an entire year w/no peds experience or certification. I...
    Dec 12, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. New Nurse New Mom - How do I get back to work?
    You could work as a school nurse substitute - prn and they are short 7 hour days.
    Dec 11, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. Do you like your long commute?
    My commute is 8 minutes door to door. No traffic. Easy peasy. My old job was 2 miles down the road - my hubby would drop me off. I could leave the house at 6:55am for a 7am shift and be badged in by...
    Dec 11, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  23. School Nurse Salary?
    MA - 1st year as a school nurse. 5 years med/surg/tele experience. Masters degree in nursing. $44k. I will max out around $85k in 15 years. I am in the teacher's union and on their payscale. I will...
    Nov 27, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  24. Why In The Heck Should I Be A Loyal Nurse?
    I learned a long time ago that we are all replaceable. All of us. At anytime. I am loyal to my husband and my children. That's about it. I recently left my place of employment (hospital,...
    Nov 25, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. If you could pick your ideal job in nursing, what would it be?
    I just started my dream job back in Sept. School nurse at the elementary school level - 500+ kids, tube feed BID, daily meds, and approximately 30 visits per day. I get my kids off to school, get to...
    Nov 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion