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by Ashley17 Ashley17 (New) New Nurse

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Hello Everyone!

I  just started my school nurse journey back in October after  working in an LTAC hospital for a year. I completely fell in love and can defiantly see myself being here long term. The high  school I'm working for is a boarding school of about 170 students and so far it's going great. 

I've only been a substitute school nurse in the past and have never had to oversee my own program. I  know it's not always going to be rainbows and sunshine so I  wanted to get as much advice as I  could in terms of when to order supplies , staying organized, examples of health forms , how to conduct my first medication delegation course , health screenings if any with this age group, and just anything you think would help. 

I would greatly appreciate any advice you guys would have

Thanks!!

 

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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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Welcome! I would scan previous posts as we have had a lot of new school nurses here in the past. Put in "new school nurse" in the search bar.

I will say that your time management skills are probably excellent! What may surprise you is the amount of paperwork we do. Ask for a district buddy nurse who can help you navigate the way that nursing is done in your district.

Good luck!

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Time management and I  are best friends at this point! I  was shocked about the amount of paperwork and record keeping goes into this field. But  in the end it's so worth it. Being that were a private school I don't think I    really have a district to turn to. But so far I'm managing . 

 

Thanks again !

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Search your state mandates for which screenings need to be done!  Join NASN as well!  Go thru your office and see what has been left from previous years and start organizing to your liking.  Throw out all old outdated stuff. See what supplies you have and then make a list and order from there. Do you have a budget? Can you order from anywhere?

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I  will definitely look into NASN, what type of resources do they offer? I    believe I  can order through anywhere do you have any suggestions? I've heard of School Nurse supply, are they pretty budget friendly? 

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