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How many Male School Nurses are out there!

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JenTheSchoolRN is a BSN, RN and specializes in School nursing.

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3 minutes ago, ruby_jane said:

Has nothing to do with male or female or normalizing...sometimes gals don't choose to engage in conversation, or they will with me but not if another student's present (which is....like 98% of the time). It's more about helping people go about their day as quickly as possible.

Yep. Which is why I ask girls if a stomachache is a regular stomachache or girl stomachache. Gets down to facts quickly and in a more comfortable language if that is their choice.

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8 minutes ago, JenTheSchoolRN said:

Yep. Which is why I ask girls if a stomachache is a regular stomachache or girl stomachache. Gets down to facts quickly and in a more comfortable language if that is their choice.

I have used this at least twice a day since I read it the first time :)))

IT IS SUCH A TIME SAVER !!!!

GENIUS!!!

 

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MrNurse(x2) has 28 years experience as a ADN and specializes in IMC, school nursing.

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21 minutes ago, JenTheSchoolRN said:

Yep. Which is why I ask girls if a stomachache is a regular stomachache or girl stomachache. Gets down to facts quickly and in a more comfortable language if that is their choice.

I guess this is better than "is it cramps or nausea". Honestly, my students see me as my boys' dad more than anything else and are upfront, but I think I'll switch to this. Thanks.

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11 minutes ago, JenTheSchoolRN said:

Yep. Which is why I ask girls if a stomachache is a regular stomachache or girl stomachache. Gets down to facts quickly and in a more comfortable language if that is their choice.

I have high school kids, and I like to ask them the real terms (for instance: "When was your last menstrual period or are you on it?" And "when was your last bowel movement?" It is insane to me how many students do not know what either of those terms are. But hey, I grew up with a nurse mom, so...

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JenTheSchoolRN is a BSN, RN and specializes in School nursing.

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Just now, CanIcallmymom said:

I have high school kids, and I like to ask them the real terms (for instance: "When was your last menstrual period or are you on it?" And "when was your last bowel movement?" It is insane to me how many students do not know what either of those terms are. But hey, I grew up with a nurse mom, so...

Oh, so do I. But when you have four kids at once in your tiny office like I do, looking at a girl and asking them this question means I don't actually get the answer I need and it is 10 minutes later when I can be with them 1 to 1 when I do get it.

I love real terms. I teach sex ed to every single one of these students. I encourage them. They know the terms and I use them after that first question. But I gotta find a bridge there sometimes as everyone's comfort level is different in an office that unfortunately isn't as private as a primary care exam room ;).

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11 minutes ago, JenTheSchoolRN said:

Oh, so do I. But when you have four kids at once in your tiny office like I do, looking at a girl and asking them this question means I don't actually get the answer I need and it is 10 minutes later when I can be with them 1 to 1 when I do get it.

I love real terms. I teach sex ed to every single one of these students. I encourage them. They know the terms and I use them after that first question. But I gotta find a bridge there sometimes as everyone's comfort level is different in an office that unfortunately isn't as private as a primary care exam room ;).

That's a good point! 

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NutmeggeRN has 25 years experience as a BSN and specializes in kids.

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On 5/17/2019 at 2:01 PM, JenTheSchoolRN said:

Yep. Which is why I ask girls if a stomachache is a regular stomachache or girl stomachache. Gets down to facts quickly and in a more comfortable language if that is their choice.

Is this a girl thanng???

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LikeTheDeadSea has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in School Nursing.

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On 5/17/2019 at 3:00 PM, Flare said:

Welcome fellow NJ SN!! Are you in Taylor Ham or Pork Roll territory?

Now I want a pork roll, egg, and cheese.

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We have one in our district as well.    I just was on the initial screen for a new nursing position in our district.   I'd have to say we got 2 men and 60 women applicants.

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