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Specializes in pediatrics. Has 10 years experience.

I see that we often use this forum as a place to vent our frustrations, share stories of difficult situations, and seek advice on how to handle difficult coworkers who don't understand our roles... So, I thought it might be nice to start a thread where we can share positive outlooks, things we love about our job, and acts of kindness... Kind of an antithesis to the "C'mon Now!!" thread (which I am a staunch supported and contributor of/to)!

I'll start.....

Amidst all of the COVID-19 drama, our 5th grade teacher sent two of her students around the school this morning to wipe down surfaces with her classroom supply of wipes and I am just relishing the fact that my office now smells like antiseptic lemons as the two boys came through and asked what areas needed to be hit. I love how situations like this can sometimes actually bring a community together!

CurlyRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in public health, new school nurse, triage, training. Has 17 years experience.

Along this same vein, one of our parents realized she over-reacted when she bought cases of Lysol wipes and decided to donate one case to the health office.

On Monday, a teacher thanked me for being here to help the kids through this horrible cold/flu/COVID19 season and help admin be more understanding of staff out sick.

tining, BSN, RN

Specializes in School Nurse. Has 27 years experience.

I positively support this thread!

BrisketRN, BSN, RN

Has 4 years experience.

Last week I taught preschool through elementary a handwashing song that teaches them how and how long to wash their hands. I share a wall with the boys bathroom and have been hearing the boys sing in unison before lunch everyday. Cuteness and illness prevention all in one.

tining, BSN, RN

Specializes in School Nurse. Has 27 years experience.

I got thanks from several teachers for a video and information on how to properly disinfect common areas.

https://komonews.com/news/consumer/here-are-the-best-ways-to-disinfect-surfaces-at-home-or-work-to-fight-coronavirus

5 hours ago, CurlyRN said:

Along this same vein, one of our parents realized she over-reacted when she bought cases of Lysol wipes and decided to donate one case to the health office.

Super cute avatar!

Debra Swing

Has 42 years experience.

On 3/11/2020 at 10:45 AM, k1p1ssk said:

I see that we often use this forum as a place to vent our frustrations, share stories of difficult situations, and seek advice on how to handle difficult coworkers who don't understand our roles... So, I thought it might be nice to start a thread where we can share positive outlooks, things we love about our job, and acts of kindness... Kind of an antithesis to the "C'mon Now!!" thread (which I am a staunch supported and contributor of/to)!

I'll start.....

Amidst all of the COVID-19 drama, our 5th grade teacher sent two of her students around the school this morning to wipe down surfaces with her classroom supply of wipes and I am just relishing the fact that my office now smells like antiseptic lemons as the two boys came through and asked what areas needed to be hit. I love how situations like this can sometimes actually bring a community together!

Love your story and positive attitude. Thanks for sharing!

CARE COORDINATION: I am working in Care Coordination. Wondering if there are any other nurses in the same field?

k1p1ssk, BSN, RN

Specializes in pediatrics. Has 10 years experience.

On 6/16/2020 at 5:31 PM, Debra Swing said:

Love your story and positive attitude. Thanks for sharing!

CARE COORDINATION: I am working in Care Coordination. Wondering if there are any other nurses in the same field?

Of course, we all closed 2 days after I posted this!

I actually worked briefly as a care coordinator before jumping to school nursing! Part of the reason I left was that I was more managing the wait list for our department and scheduling, which left 0 time for follow-up. I think there is a case management sub-thread out there, maybe there are care coordinators hidden there? Either way, welcome!

MHDNURSE, BSN, MSN, RN, NP

Specializes in Pediatrics, Community, and School Health. Has 21 years experience.

18 hours ago, k1p1ssk said:

Of course, we all closed 2 days after I posted this!

I actually worked briefly as a care coordinator before jumping to school nursing! Part of the reason I left was that I was more managing the wait list for our department and scheduling, which left 0 time for follow-up. I think there is a case management sub-thread out there, maybe there are care coordinators hidden there? Either way, welcome!

I started a new position in the Fall of 2019 as a School Nurse Case Manager/Care Coordinator.