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

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Is anyone considering working in areas that need help with this pandemic?  

Hospital, Health department, other ideas?

Considering how I can help out.

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KeeperOfTheIceRN has 4 years experience as a ADN.

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I've decided if my area gets to an emergency point, then I will absolutely go help. However, we are not at that point right now, so I will continue to keep my distance and care for my kids from home. I've been talking to some friends who are still at the hospital and in various other community settings (I.e.: hospice/home health) and none of them have expressed the feeling of being overwhelmed yet. But I know that can change at any moment so my husband and I have discussed some options should the need arise and I have to return to the hospital. 

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liznrs30 has <1 years experience.

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I'm an LVN here in California and was so close to getting a job as a school nurse as I wanted flexibility and also plan on pursuing my BSN. I had my interview a week Before the lockdown here in LA area, and was so bummed that they had to put applications on hold cuz obviously the schools already shut down and I'm getting calls from agencies to put me on the floor and are telling me that they'll increase my pay. 

I really, really want to help and I'm considering it everyday but it is getting worse due to shortages & lack of masks & equipment.  I prefer a stay at home type of work in the meantime if anyone knows any please let me know that would be great. 

Stay safe and hope everything is well in your area. 

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

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I feel badly when I hear the governors of NJ and NY saying they are contacting all the nurses, but I am not in a position where I can abandon my work duties, however banal they may be right now.  If push comes to shove and I get a more strongly worded call to act, then I'll look further into it.  Also, can't risk bringing home the virus.  Hubby is required to be there.  

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JenTheSchoolRN is a BSN, RN and specializes in School nursing.

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I added my name to a volunteer database in the town next to me. I don't have kids and I know the head public health nurse there, and despite working from home, I am feeling like I'm not doing enough.  Don't know if I will get called and for what. I'm not a hospital nurse - my experience is not thorough enough. But I'm all for helping with public help if I'm needed for contract tracking.

I tried Zoom virtual Nurse's Office hours yesterday and today - MS one had about a dozen attendees; HS no one showed up. Kids are getting overwhelmed by emails from Google classroom (this is what MS students shared with me) and it is hard. For everyone. 

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bluebonnetrn has 18 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in School nurse.

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18 hours ago, JenTheSchoolRN said:

I tried Zoom virtual Nurse's Office hours yesterday and today - MS one had about a dozen attendees; HS no one showed up. Kids are getting overwhelmed by emails from Google classroom (this is what MS students shared with me) and it is hard. For everyone. 

Just curious - what do your office hours consist of? Are you assessing students? Are you doing some teaching? Just talking and listening?

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JenTheSchoolRN is a BSN, RN and specializes in School nursing.

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10 hours ago, bluebonnetrn said:

Just curious - what do your office hours consist of? Are you assessing students? Are you doing some teaching? Just talking and listening?

No assessing. I do teach MS health. I’m on email, student can check in with me if they want, just talking and listening. I’m part of our remote mental health crisis team, now focused on helping if teachers notice anything amiss with students in remote classes, etc. 

I’ve launched a Google classroom with my colleague for grades 5-8; been debating one for grades 9-12. No work, just resources and health videos and way for student to comment as needed. Basically my virtual office in a social emotional way.

I’m checking in with a few families on my own list; including those students with high medical need and lower income to see if they need anything. 

We are all learning; I’ll get paid, I know and appreciate that, which make me very lucky I know.

 

 

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