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School nurse...and more!

The bell rings at 7:15 sharp every morning. Mondays are probably the busiest. Soon there is a line of half a dozen middle school aged children, all clutching papers, sporting hospital bracelets and...

We're not leaving until Mama's in a home

The phone in my pocket rings. I have been an ADN for all of three days now. I am still orienting, though my preceptor scheduled to teach a class while I covered the house. Her presumption of faith in...

Teachable Moment

As a school nurse, I am in the unique position of acting as both a teacher and a nurse. Sure, nurses do patient teaching all the time, but somehow there is a difference when you realize that you're...

New glasses

i had a teacher poke her head into my office about a month or so ago. "do you know juan hernandez?" she asked in a shrill tone. i told her i knew the name, but that he had not yet visited my...

Sharing a Pearl

The brand new nurse’s assistant is sitting in my office with tears welling over her bright blue eyes. “I…can’t…do…this…” she manages to moan out between sobs. What has gotten her so worked up? ...


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