Private/Parochial vs. Public school nsg.

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Hi, I am new to the boards and I just accepted a school nurse position at my daughter's Catholic school. My entire background is in emergency nursing, so this is a first for me. Are their any differences between school nursing guidelines in the private/parochial vs. public setting?

After reviewing the policies & forms that are currently in place, I really don't think that many revisions are in order. Is there any websites that have policy & procedure info, or even sample forms that I could check out. I'm thinking that this is one difference btw. the types of school the parochial setting there are no true guidelines in place, and I've been told that it's "whatever the nurse feels comfortable with."

Any pointers, tid bits of wisdom, or opinions would be GREATLY appreciated!!!



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Good luck w/ your new job!!

I can only speak as a mom w/ kids that have moved from public schools to private - the public school nurse had to follow guideline and policies set by the district (very strict) and the private school nurse set her own. She would administer OTC meds (provided parents had signed a permission slip, each child brought a small bottle of tylenol as part of school supply at beginning of school yr) and could use liquid band-aids, etc.

Both nurses loved working w/ the children - the public school nurse is getting burned out by administration, tho. :angryfire


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