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Interesting Read- Wouldn't Now Be a Great Time to Have School Nurses?

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SchoolNurseK has 18 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Home Health, School Nurse Newbie.

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Nurse Tessa has 2 years experience and specializes in School nurse.

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Interesting! 

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tining has 26 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in School Nurse.

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IMO, those schools without may hire after this virus, however, I bet when it comes back to a budget issue in a few years nurses will be dropped again.

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SchoolNurseK has 18 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Home Health, School Nurse Newbie.

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23 minutes ago, tining said:

IMO, those schools without may hire after this virus, however, I bet when it comes back to a budget issue in a few years nurses will be dropped again.

I honestly don't know how schools without someone with medical experience could possibly be properly prepared.  I think soooo much differently than my administration about these kinds of things so they are relying heavily on my input.  

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SchoolNurse91 has 8 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in School Nursing.

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My district would be absolutely lost without the nursing staff. 

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I tried 1 time to arrange to make an important call during lunchtime.  I got my administrator's blessing, and went to my car at 1 PM to make said call.  I was gone 20 minutes, just out in the parking lot.  I had my walkie talkie, and posted a sign on my door saying to go to the main office in the event of an emergency.  I work at a 7th/8th grade building, so I was a bit optimistic that the non-emergency kids would be able to handle waiting the 20 min. 

Nope.  I got two calls on the walkie, plus 3 texts from the office staff.  I cut the call short, came in, and found 3 frequent flyers, 2 of them crying (about different issues, neither were medical, but neither student likes to go to the social workers about these things...).  That was literally the first "lunch break" I took in nearly 3 years here.  

I can't imagine how schools function without a dedicated nurse.  As much as it drives me bonkers, I am the only safe space some of the students feel they have access to.  I had made sure to check in with my diabetics right before stepping out, and my lunchtime meds were passed.  The teachers knew they could walkie -talkie me if needed.  But still, the 20-minute absence was noticed.  I don't know how you guys do it when you cover multiple buildings.  My hat is off to you!

 

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