HELP! Brand new school

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I have been offered a position as the school nurse at a brand new school. I've been a school nurse before, but haven't "started" a new school's health room. I want to make sure I don't forget anything important because EVERYTHING will need to be ordered, set up (equipment, training, etc) Thanks!

Has 4 years experience.

I have a "master" supply sheet from a school nurse who helped build our office from the ground up. I could PM to you if you'd like.

SoutheRNgirl82

24 Posts

I have a "master" supply sheet from a school nurse who helped build our office from the ground up. I could PM to you if you'd like.

That would be AMAZING and greatly appreciated!

NutmeggeRN, BSN

8 Articles; 4,569 Posts

Specializes in kids. Has 40 years experience.

I would ask for a utility sink vs. a regular sink.

A mounted locked cabinet for your meds.

A window (if there is a wall between your office and the cots (so you can observe).

Locks of electrical jacks for different equipment.

A fridge with a lock.

These are just a few things early on a Monday morning!

Specializes in School Nursing, Pediatrics. Has 33 years experience.

Oh, sounds fun!!! ENJOY!!!!

I wish I got to do that!

halohg, RN

217 Posts

Has 25 years experience.

Besides the common supplies:

Nebulizer

Ice machine

Ziplock bags

Hearing and vision screening machines

Color vision screening

Scale

Cots with storage underneath

File cabinets

Locked med cart

Sewing kit

Eyeglass repair kit

Tooth chests/necklaces

Backpacks/duffel bags for field trips

Go bag

Mirror

Magnifying glass/ floor model if possible great for lice checks

Hair dryer

Heating pad

Microwave

Deodorizer

Sanitary pads and tampons

Sharps container

Portable sharps container for field trip bag

Bench or seating for students waiting

Refrigerator with lock

Wheelchair