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Go to the nurse.

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Has 3 years experience.

So I've noticed a lot of students coming to me for things that are somewhat unnecessary. When asked about a situation, I'll ask "Did your tell your teacher?" student : "yes." me: "what did they say?" Student: "Go to the nurse."

What do you consider reasons to NOT come to the nurse?

"I tried to get my fingers through my hair but it's stuck together and I can't get them through."

zombieghoast

Has 2 years experience.

I had this lovely note pad that teachers had to check off on symptoms in order for them to be seen by the nurse. Most teachers wouldn't send the kids down because of the inconvenience.

i have gum on my shoe

my sweatshirt smells

i lost the back of my earring

i have a hole in my sock

i broke my nail

i need nail polish remover

my ear buds are broken only one work.....

shall I continue on....

"my gums are irritated" had this today - a 5th grader

and there's always the completely nonexistent "nosebleeds" - I would like to call in a forensic analyst to detect a speck of blood anywhere on them

GdBSN, RN

Specializes in School Nurse. Has 6 years experience.

I need a band aide to cover my zit.:nono: Not just once, bur many requests. I guess it is the new fashion statement on my campus.

I was wiggling in my seat too much

I feel hot when I touch my own forehead

I've had a headache for 1 minute

ruby_jane, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing. Has 10 years experience.

Injury of over 48 hours (does not need ice); illness of five days' duration or more; "I need lotion"; scratch of three days' duration (doesn't need a band aid)....and clothing. I used to have pants for girls who had accidents during their periods and somehow I became the clothing closet for all of dress code noncompliance.....

imaneedmycoffeefirst89

Has 3 years experience.

Injury of over 48 hours (does not need ice); illness of five days' duration or more; "I need lotion"; scratch of three days' duration (doesn't need a band aid)....and clothing. I used to have pants for girls who had accidents during their periods and somehow I became the clothing closet for all of dress code noncompliance.....

^^^ yesssss all this and teachers will still say "Go to the nurse".

Don't forget the ever popular, "I stepped in dog poop."

imaneedmycoffeefirst89

Has 3 years experience.

Don't forget the ever popular, "I stepped in dog poop."

Lol I have yet to hear this one!

iggywench, ADN, RN

Specializes in Pediatrics, school nursing. Has 9 years experience.

Students with spilled milk on clothing, broken shoes, needing new pants, wanting a jacket because they forgot one, asking me to check a new piercing for signs of infection, being tired from staying up all night, students who are hungry and looking for food (we don't provide food), students who want a bottle of water (try the vending machines or use the water fountain), students with athletic injuries (need to see the trainers for that), students on daily medication who are having behavior problems in class (the teacher who sees the behavior needs to contact the parent with their concerns), students I have never met who have hygiene problems, I could go on and on...

kidzcare

Has 5 years experience.

Don't forget the ever popular, "I stepped in dog poop."

I drew a hard line on this one when a teacher walked in a kid who stepped in dog poop at the busstop. NOPE! Not a medical concern. You can use my sink to clean it yourself. Here's some gloves. (kid was in 5th grade, plenty old enough to do it himself)

I once had a teacher ask me to talk to a student about masturbating in class. Again, I said "Not a medical problem"

JenTheSchoolRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in School nursing.

Injury of over 48 hours (does not need ice); illness of five days' duration or more; "I need lotion"; scratch of three days' duration (doesn't need a band aid)....and clothing. I used to have pants for girls who had accidents during their periods and somehow I became the clothing closet for all of dress code noncompliance.....

YES and YES. I am now the keeper of the uniform closet. And all of the non compliant uniform students are sent to me. And if everyone goes through the uniform closet, they never fold anything, and I have to sort it because when I do need clothing for say a period-related issue, I need to be able to sort through it easily.

Clearly I have too much to say on that issue ;).

Flare, ASN, BSN

Specializes in school nursing, ortho, trauma.

i need my earring fixed

i need my ponytail fixed

my leg hurts because i bumped it 5 days ago

i've had a cold for a week

1've had a headache for 30 seconds

my throat is dry (but i'd never come up with having a drink all on my own)

i have gas

i have hiccups

my clothes are in violation of the policy and YOU need to call home for me. (Nope - You need to call home - here's my phone, dial 9 for an outside line)

My shoelaces are in knots (always a favorite)

My tooth is loose

My brother/sister/3rd cousin twice removed is sick, so I am too

Farawyn

Has 25 years experience.

Body odor. Always body odor.

imaneedmycoffeefirst89

Has 3 years experience.

Body odor. Always body odor.

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