I'm baaaaaack!

by Purple_Scrubs Purple_Scrubs, BSN, RN Member Nurse

Specializes in School Nursing. Has 8 years experience.

It's been a few years, almost four I think, since I resigned from my school nursing job to be a stay at home foster mommy, but I was very active here while I was working. Well, a lot has happened in those years! My husband and I have adopted five awesome kids and have closed our home, so we will not be fostering anymore. We have a boy aged 10, and girls ages 8, 6, 4 and 3! We finalized our most recent adoption a year ago tomorrow, so we've decided the time is right for me to get back to work. I go tomorrow morning to talk to my former director of Health Services to see when she can put me back to work. My hope is that I can be placed in an elementary school where my 6 yr old kinder kiddo can come with me. She has cystic fibrosis and I've been homeschooling her so we can fit in extra treatments that keep her healthy. That will be a lot easier to do if she can come with me, plus she won't have to go to after school care at a daycare in our home district. Wish me luck, and I hope to be back in your ranks very soon!

Tina, RN

Tina, RN

Specializes in Acute Care, CM, School Nursing. Has 20 years experience. 513 Posts

Welcome back! :)

mc3, ASN, RN

Has 12 years experience. 931 Posts

Welcome back Purple (((big hug to you!)))

mc3 👋

SnowyJ, RN

Has 28 years experience. 1 Article; 844 Posts

Welcome back! I hope it all works out.

Flare, ASN, BSN

Specializes in school nursing, ortho, trauma. 5 Articles; 4,427 Posts

Welcome back! And wonderful to hear about your children! Congrats! :)



Specializes in Home Health,Dialysis, MDS, School Nurse. Has 20+ years experience. 1,237 Posts

Welcome back! Good luck getting into the perfect job! And congrats on the additions to your family!!

Keepstanding, ASN, RN

Specializes in School Nursing. Has 10 years experience. 1,600 Posts

WELCOME BACK !! You sound so happy ! Great to have you back with us ! :up:

Wave Watcher

Wave Watcher

Specializes in Community Health/School Nursing. Has 7 years experience. 751 Posts

Welcome back!! Congrats to you guys and the kiddos!! I hope you get the position you are looking for!


Purple_Scrubs, BSN, RN

Specializes in School Nursing. Has 8 years experience. 2 Articles; 1,978 Posts

Thanks! I just got back from talking to the director, the nurse supervisors, and the HR guy. I should be able to start back after the holiday, if not sooner! I don't know what school I'd be at yet, but the director said she has a perfect spot in mind for me [emoji4]. I'm really excited and can't wait to get back!

Great news and welcome back. You have a full plate there with all those kiddos and thank you so much for giving them a home!

I retired from school nursing about a month or so ago. Very grateful but still hang around this forum.

I work hospice only now.

Thanks for letting us all know what is going on in your life. Good luck on the job.

bsyrn, ASN, RN

Specializes in Peds, School Nurse, clinical instructor. Has 23 years experience. 810 Posts

Welcome back! Fingers crossed you get the job :)