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KKEGS has 10 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in School Nursing.

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  1. PNP References?

    Hello all. I am in the process of applying for a Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program and need 3 references. One must be from someone in a position to evaluate my job performance so I asked my current supervisor who isn't a nurse but doe...
  2. RAPID rapid test

    That happened with my own kid a few weeks ago! Woke up not feeling well on a Monday. Kept her home and got a BinaxNOW from her school nurse. Tested her Tuesday morning. Negative. Tested her Thursday morning. Faint positive. Did a PCR saliva test Thur...
  3. Do you get any real and regular supervision?

    I work exclusively in our PreK program and have a supervisor (our Early Childhood Coordinator) and another boss above that one (our Director of Community Education) but really I have an incredible amount of autonomy which I love. I hate being micro m...
  4. Leftovers (meds, not food...)

    One of our RNs drives around to all of the schools on the last day with one of our resource officers. She collects it all and it is turned over to the police for disposal with the county. We also inform families that if they don't come pick up the me...
  5. New to work and School Nursing.

    Here's my brutally honest 2-cents: I have worked everything from Pre-K (my current position) to elementary, middle, alternative high school and post high school transition Special Education program and there are definite pros and cons to each gr...
  6. Complementary Therapy

    We do not use anything like that. No aromatherapy, no infusers, nothing. I myself have asthma and have had some bad reactions to some essential oils so I don't want any of that in my health office. One of our other district nurses has also brought up...
  7. Vision/Hearing exams on preschool age children

    I work exclusively with preschoolers and we do our hearing and vision screenings during their Early Childhood screenings when we check for cognitive, speech, behavioral and emotional challenges. For the vision screening we use the LEA charts (h...
  8. Burnout or Overwhelmed?

    I have found myself daydreaming about leaving nursing entirely. This is my 5th year as a school nurse and I have to decide if I am going to renew my license next year or not. I already know that I don't want to go back to a hospital schedule and I ...
  9. Returning After Starting Antibiotics

    We follow the infectious disease manual from a local county public health department. They produce the fact sheets that we hand out to parents when there is a communicable disease in the classroom. According to the strep fact sheet, which was updat...
  10. Any nurses NOT responsible for contact tracing?

    We aren't contact tracing at all this year but we used some COVID money from our state last year to hire 2 LPNs to help do the contact tracing. That was all they did was deal with COVID stuff so if a nurse was informed that a student or staff tested...
  11. All covid, all day

    Yep. I just have to shake my head.
  12. All covid, all day

    Wow. We are doing basically nothing this year. All of the decisions surrounding COVID protocols were handed over to the school board. I live in a rural, anti-mask, anti-vaccine area. ? Last year we were quarantining left and right. Masks wer...
  13. What do you do when parents scream at you?

    I agree with disconnecting the call after I have warned them to stop swearing and/or yelling at me. I absolutely WILL NOT tolerate being spoken to that way.
  14. Best Inservices you've had

    What a great topic! I can't wait to hear what others have to say so I can get some good ideas too! Our best inservices have been: * a presentation from our local mental health nonprofit (that provides services to a lot of our students) com...
  15. SY 2021-2022 Roll Call

    I am back for my third year as the school nurse in my district's Early Childhood Program! This year I am also the Early Childhood Screening Coordinator after our former one retired. We have decided to completely change the way we do our screenings...

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