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  • Specializes in Telemetry, Gastroenterology, School Nrs. Has 22 years experience.

Morning! I am just finishing up my first year as a school nurse and am trying to figure out ways to be more involved next year. This year has been more concentrated on figuring out the job and getting myself organized.

I have decided to introduce a Clinic Mascotm named Dudley. I drew a cute little cartoon dragon (our school mascot is a dragon). I would like to do a bulletin board with Dudley as the messenger. Thinking I may do a board once every 2-3 months. I wouls also like to do a monthly newsletter.

I am the district nurse so I service k-12 but will focus Dudley more with the 3-5 graders. The K-2 nurse uses Wuzzy.

Any ideas for bulletin board themes? Do any of you do a newsletter?:nurse:


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Has 10 years experience.

thats a cute idea..... this is my first year also, and i am just getting my bearings........ i also want to do a bulletin board, so any ideas would help me also! thx :)

Specializes in Med Office, Home Health, School Nurse. Has 4 years experience.

I do have a bulletin board across the hall from my clinic, but I only change it two or three times a year (it's an older locking one that is really difficult to use! The wall outside my clinic door is what I use to put up various stuff throughout the year. In October, I did a "Fall Into Good Habits" one with pumpkins and leaves, for Thanksgiving I did a cornucopia with different vegetables, then I listed various vitamins and minerals on little cut out leaves and listed what food they are found in. For Christmas, I did a Santa Claus with his list of good things to do, for February I did "Be Heart Smart" with various little facts about the human heart, and for March I did National Nutrition Month with the food pyramid and what you should eat of each food group daily.

I'm kinda at a loss for April. For May, I will probably do sun safety and summer activity safety.

Purple_Scrubs, BSN, RN

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Specializes in School Nursing. Has 8 years experience.

I do a "Fall into a Healthy School Year" for the beginning of the year with different healthy habits and falling leaves. Once I get tired of looking at that, I do a Handwashing one (usually coincides nicely with flu/cold season). Around Feb. I do a "Love your Heart" one with FAQ about the heart and heart healthy tips. Next, I am working on one based on the "Go, Slow, and Whoa foods" program (google it if you have not heard of it, very good program!). I will probably not have enough year left to change it again, but I would do a summer safety one if I had time. It has been a busy spring and my Feb one is still up, LOL!

Specializes in Telemetry, Gastroenterology, School Nrs. Has 22 years experience.

These are some great ideas. Thanks so much!! Glad to know that they sometimes stay up a little linger than planned too... I was afraid I wsa biting off moe than I could chew :clown:


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Specializes in Coronary Care, School Nurse. Has 15 years experience.

I try to put up a display in May the says something like "Who needs what in 2011" I give information about physicals, immunization and dental requirements for attending school in my state.

Specializes in School Nursing. Has 23 years experience.

Don't forget a sun safety one towards the end of the school year. I think the idea I "stole" from the internet was "slip,slap,slop" Slip on a shirt, slap on a hat, slop on some sunscreen. With older kids you can even provide info about tanning beds and pictures of skin cancer.

I'm in high school now, so I don't use slip,slap,slop but I do usually do something about tanning/sun safety before prom time because that is when I see the girls burning themselves to a crisp.