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    Training non-nurses for shot records

    Pediatricians who refuse to treat unimmunized children works too http://www.sedgwickcounty.org/healthdept/fact_sheets/Parents%20Pediatricians%20and%20Vaccines%203-7-2011.pdf
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    Training non-nurses for shot records

    There are a lot of right avenues to good outcomes, School nurses are one of them
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    Training non-nurses for shot records

    - Registered nurses in schools who interact with parents are correlated with increasing immunization rates (Ferson, MJ, Fitzsimmons, G, Christie, D, & Woollett, H, 1995; Salmon et al., 2005) - Salmon et al. (2005) found parents were significantly less likely to request an exemption from immunizations than school personnel without health care training. Unlicensed school personnel were unaware of the seriousness of vaccine-preventable diseases, as well as the susceptibility of the unimmunized children (Salmon et al., 2004).
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    no related experience, just CEU's

    If it was me, I'd use a separate sheet. If you get a certificate at the end of the training, I'd put on resume. CPR certification etc, I would put in the resume. But CE only for CE units, I would put on a separate sheet, include all pertinent CE. If there is only this class, you might include the flyer or syllabus for the class instead. I don't think you can go wrong. I think the extra information about how you have prepared would help you and would help them decide on you as the candidate.
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    Student with Lice - what to do?

    Below is a citation from an article 14 years ago in the Journal of School Nursing about how one school approached lice by providing hair care and delousing. This article predates JOSN's electronic journal articles. It is a beautifully written article. Grabeel, J. (1997). Rapunzel¿s place. Journal of School Nursing, 13(3), 34-36. An innovative approach to personal hygiene education and intervention and pediculosis management in an elementary school. The three-phase project consisted of a hand-washing program, distribution of personal hygiene packets, pediculosis education, and intervention which culminated in the establishment of a school-based beauty salon
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    Student with Lice - what to do?

    Thank you for advocating for this child and family and for your wise principal who is balancing school policy and the realities of life for your students and families. She understands that we are dealing with people's lives and employment, and for a family this needy, one too many call form the school nurse will result in that parent being fired. Check with the principal and see if the district has a social worker who will work with needy families. I applaud all who responded above with compassion and on the state of best practices for lice and nits.
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    no related experience, just CEU's

    You could include a sheet with all the CE you have taken that would in any way benefit the school, children, public health. I would also mention it in the cover letter too and say that you have been preparing for such a position. The National Association of School Nurses offers free and low cost online CE for school nurses. In some cases, due to grant funding, the offering is free for both members and non members. http://www.nasn.org If this job does not pan out, I would also suggest attending your state or regional school nurse conference in the fall. Some states also offer school nurse orientation programs in August or September. One of my school nurse jobs I found out about and was interviewed at a state orientation and started working in the district 2 weeks later. Check this link for your state's affiliate association: http://www.nasn.org/Default.aspx?tabid=60 The National Conference is in DC this year: http://www.nasn.org/Default.aspx?tabid=109 Good luck!!
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    It's Official!!

    Congratulations to you too, and all who have completed degrees this year. A lot of hard work!
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    New to board and seeking guidance

    "It is my thinking that the facility would be better off contacting the parent and not calling the teacher at the school for medical advice for the child. " Ah, yes, absolutely - like what are they thinking?????? "don't know if there is a cut-and-dry answer or not. " Yes, there is, your school is not the primary care doc and is not a prescriber. They need to talk to mom and talk to prescriber themselves. You are NOT their intermediary. SOunds like they need to hire a nurse. "I worry that this teacher has gone beyond " yes teacher violated FERPA, but get the written consents signed to cover. Mom did seem to intend that there be communication, so she will sign.
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    Vote for the school nurse!!!

    Thank you everyone!!! Try to get on a non school computer to watch. It is an EXCELLENT video and and EXCELLENT representation of what the school nurse does.
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    It's Official!!

    You go girl!!!!
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    Vote for the school nurse!!!

    Thank you and Happy school Nurse day!!! It would be so cool if a school nurse won this contest!!!
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    Vote for the school nurse!!!

    Mandy Meyer, a school nurse is a finalist for the I am a nurse, I am a leader competition. Vote for Mandy to be the winner of the ANA leader video competition!!! Her video: http://www.nursingworld.org/leader/ It is a fantastic presentation on the school nurse!! Vote now!!!!
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    School Nurses Day May 11th

    Late breaking!@! Watch on NASN's YouTube channel for a special school nurse video for school nurses' day and pass it on.
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    School Nurses Day May 11th

    Did you put School Nurses's Day on the planner calendar? ; ^ )
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