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RNashley86

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  1. RNashley86

    Common clinic visits (elementary)

    Just wanted to get a feel for how some of you handle/treat common complaints among kids.. -“stomachache” with no fever, vomiting, diarrhea. - “headache” with no fever or other symptoms - smelly kids that teachers send - “ chest pain”- with zero other symptoms, vitals look perfect, they are not in distress. - extremity “injuries” that kids are totally playing up lol. Aka walk to the nurses office and as soon as they get in here they are suddenly limping - teachers that send students for literally anything and practice no common sense/judgement. those are the most common ones I encounter. I have found that ice packs work wonders on almost everything, also water and crackers, just sitting with me for a few minutes lol, and a little attention. a month in, still trying to figure this school nursing thing out !
  2. Just out of curiosity, how long did y’all get to follow another RN before being on your own? I got a day and half, as a brand new school nurse. Taking care of the kids is pretty simple typically, so I feel comfortable with that. But as I’ve learned there is sooo much more to being a school nurse than that. I feel lost with the rest of the job responsibilities
  3. I just started school nursing at the elementary level last week, 500 students at the school. I have been a RN since 2011 with 1 year of adult Med surg experience, 5 years of nursery experience, and did two years in a pediatric day surgery/PACU unit. So Far I’m not sure if I like it. I got a day and a half of training with the previous RN and then I’ve been on my own with the help of an aid. However that is only for the week. My second week on my own I may only have an aid 2-3 days out of the week. so far, I love seeing and taking care of the kids. What I don’t like is all the other stuff. I had no idea how much falls on the school nurse. All the behind the scenes things. Care plans, keeping up with immunizations, screenings, contacting parents/teachers for various things, taking care of new enrollments. There’s so much paperwork and you are expected to do it with kids coming into your clinic every few minutes. I would be okay with all of this falling on the nurse If there was assistance in the clinic every day. the other thing that terrifies me is emergencies. I’m so scared of being the only person on the campus if something happens. I’m used to being in the hospital with all the support and equipment. Even then it wasn’t my strength. I am not an adrenaline junkie, I tend to freeze up. And I also tend to let someone else take the lead and I take the role of helping in emergencies. And now it’s me! I’m so scared for the first time something happens. so I’m beginning to think maybe I don’t have the right personality for this. Has anyone else experienced this ? Any input would be much appreciated
  4. RNashley86

    Applying to Texas Tech, did anyone else?

    Hey girls! Congratulations to everyone! I got in as well! Although as dead set as I was at going there...I'v decided not to! I also got accepted to Mary Hardin Baylor which is about 15 minutes from home so I could save so much money by living at home! I'm hoping I don't regret my decision but good luck to everyone and please let me know how you like it!!
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    Applying to Texas Tech, did anyone else?

    NOO me too! I'm thinking about calling Mrs. Sullivan to see when they normally send out letters...i'm dying with anticipation!
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    Applying to Texas Tech, did anyone else?

    omg thank you so much! lol i'm on the verge of a panic attack
  7. RNashley86

    Applying to Texas Tech, did anyone else?

    Well I Just submitted this past monday (Feb 16th) not realizing that WTNEC actually mails the applications to Tech. I thought it was automatic and that Tech could maybe view it online? Anways now I am freaking out b/c WTNEC website says that it takes 4-6 weeks to mail them! That is ridiculous! We barely even have 6 weeks to complete the application!
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    Applying to Texas Tech, did anyone else?

    ya that is what i did so hopefully we are right!
  9. RNashley86

    Applying to Texas Tech, did anyone else?

    oh and i thought the deadline was february 26?..thats what it says on the website.
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    Applying to Texas Tech, did anyone else?

    Oh is this for the generic BSN program? I asked the department and they said that although there was a references tab on the application that it didn't apply to Techs program and none were needed. did you hear differently?
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    Applying to Texas Tech, did anyone else?

    anyone hear any word on average incoming GPA is there?
  12. RNashley86

    Physiolog

    My school also does Anatomy and Physiology seperately! So far it seems that physiology is going to be waaay more difficult than anatomy. I got an A in anatomy though so hopefully i will be okay! Is anyone taking it at Sam Houston State? thats where i am :) and that study group thing souns fabulous!
  13. I'm in the process of applying to Texas Tech right now and I'm so nervous!! Does anyone know what the competitive GPA is there? I have a 3.47..good.. but not as good as alot of other applicants! I also applied to UTHSC at Houston and if all else fails I am relying on University of Mary Hardin Baylor b/c I heard it's easy to get into!
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    Applying to Texas Tech, did anyone else?

    Oh thats cool you moved there! how do you like it!? I visited Lubbock earlier in the fall and fell in love with the town! Have u met anyone already in the nursing program? I'm wondering what the average GPA is coming in also. & the NET? I got a 82..
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    Applying to Texas Tech, did anyone else?

    i'm applying also!! and i am beyond nervous and anxious! They are number one on my list! i have a 3.47 and i'm a student at Sam Houston State! Good lock getting in girl!
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