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Schoolnurselpn has 13 years experience and specializes in School. Irse.

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Our school district is talking about having distant learning until November or later.

I am afraid that I will get laid off starting end of August. Nobody has said that but I am still nervous.

 

Anyone else nervous about job stability in the fall?

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ohiobobcat specializes in ED, School Nurse.

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Yes!!  I keep doing as much as I can to justify having a school nurse.  I am working on back -to-school protocols and policies at the state level.  I am updating the district on what the schools nurses have been doing since we shut down.  Trying to be proactive and keeping the nurses in the loop with everything.

I think schools would be crazy to let school nurses go, but it's also hard to justify the salaries they pay us when we work from home because so much of our job is face to face interaction and hands on assessments.  

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ruby_jane has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing.

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How are they going to manage the immunization records without you? The state still requires records with students on-line....Jussayin. 

Also I believe that next year a BUNCH of parents are going to be requesting special education services or 504s. Because they've been home with their children and they can see that plainly, it's not "the teacher..."

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BrisketRN has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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I'm a little worried about possibly getting furloughed.  I don't think they'd straight up fire me but I'm getting paid to do like 2 hours of work a week. 

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MHDNURSE has 21 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN, NP and specializes in Pediatrics, Community, and School Health.

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23 hours ago, Schoolnurselpn said:

Our school district is talking about having distant learning until November or later.

Just curious what state you are in.  We have asked our nurse leader about what will happen if we are distance learning and she assures us that nurses will still be required to handle immunization status, issues with our medically fragile kids, etc.

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Nurse Trini has 3 years experience and specializes in LPN School Nurse.

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I'm officially unemployed as of June 6.    I was lucky they let me continue under the shutdown, my contract is predicated on students being in the building.    They've already let me know they won't need me for Summer school and if they don't reopen the buildings in September, I'll need to do something else.

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ruby_jane has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing.

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On 5/15/2020 at 4:05 PM, BrisketRN said:

I'm a little worried about possibly getting furloughed.  I don't think they'd straight up fire me but I'm getting paid to do like 2 hours of work a week. 

Our nursing director requested that we document two hours of work daily. Which was pretty easy. I've sat in on a surprising number of ARDS and written some glorious care plans (and I managed to go back into all of my IHPs and write outcomes!) 

We are also discussing return to school (there's another thread). Research the best practices about cleaners and have some suggestions ready for the powers that be....

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Flare is a ASN, BSN and specializes in school nursing, ortho, trauma.

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I am so sorry to those of you who have lost employment or hours.  I strongly feel that decreasing nursing services is a critical mistake.  This is the time we should be increasing nursing services in schools.  Schools are obvious care points for not only the children enrolled there, but also for the staff and community as well.  When schools go back into session, the health offices will be heavily leaned upon.  We all had such busy offices before, it's going to get worse.  

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My health aid has verbalized these concerns to me. Her job is entirely dependent on students being present.

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

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Scary times for sure. How sad that once again, we would be looked at as not as necessary as a 1st grade teacher...gah. So far so good in my district. We are looking toward a modified entrance in Sept (hopefully). I think some kids will be home but many will be at school, staggered days and times? Who knows. My state is starting to roll out openings...will be interesting to see how that impacts test results.

I think it is important to showcase what we have been doing and what we expect to be doing come fall.

Be well all!

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