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lifelearningrn RN

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lifelearningrn has 4 years experience as a RN and specializes in School Nursing.

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    What is your late pick up policy?

    I'm curious how late your school tolerates children being picked up late by parents. For example, 2 siblings, dismissal is 2:50pm and parent is unreachable (as are all other contacts) and comes in a 6:00pm acting like it's no big deal. "I lost track of time". What does your school do in this situation? (elementary)
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    Wiping bottoms

    A third grader in regular education is not potty trained? At what point is this neglect/abuse?
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    Increase in bad student behavior.

    And it's usually a lie. We've had several parents over the years claim that it must be us because the child is an angel at home. Not once has this been the case. These are truly troubled kids, they don't turn it on and off.
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    Schools medical policy?

    There is a clinic on your school that a non-medical person is using as an office, and you, the nurse, has to assess students in the front office, with no privacy? What is the position of your co-worker, using what should be your office??
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    Hearing & Vision screens PRE-K

    Your audiometer talks?
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    New school nurse- not sure if I like it. Help!

    The beginning of the year is always crazy.. give yourself time to get used to it.
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    Hearing & Vision screens PRE-K

    Has your audiometer been calibrated? Mine is a pretty ancient one too but gets calibrated yearly and works fine. The little ones do take forever. lol
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    Vision Screening

    In Texas, we only use HOTV for PK. Sloan for K-5.
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    Vaccine Exemption letters...

    I don't even do that. If they have a strong religious belief, they should be able to find the form themselves. In Texas, we have both religious exemptions and 'reason of conscience'.. I don't assist in these. I have all kinds of resources for free vaccines though.
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    Vaccine Exemption letters...

    You answered your own question. They need to obtain the legal exemption on their own without any help from you, or they are excluded per state law. I'd give them the list of outstanding vaccinations and resources to obtain said vaccines, with a "by this date". I'd say to the parent, "as a nurse, I can give you information on vaccines, mandated schedules and resources to obtain the needed vaccines for school. If your religion forbids vaccines, your minister or church officials should be able to walk you through the process." If this is truly a religious thing, she should know the drill.
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    "Did someone call me?"

    All day long. It's especially bad when a callout is placed in the middle of the day. Ug!
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    Things have hit rock bottom, please help!

    I'm not a lawyer, but I don't think this is a BON issue. Because you're leaving during your contract year, you can be barred from working at another school in your district, or possibly the state for a year or more.
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    Things have hit rock bottom, please help!

    Are you in an "at will" state?
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    School Nurse or Health Aide

    I also want to add that I would not call myself or refer to myself as 'health aide'. Like the others have said, you're a LISENCED NURSE and you're working in the capacity of school nurse, and thus, you're the SCHOOL NURSE.
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    School Nurse or Health Aide

    I would read the job description for 'health aide' in your district and make sure that it is an actual nursing job. This could be an issue when it comes to renewing your license. If you job isn't technically a nursing job, you're no longer working as a nurse in this school.
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    Catch up vaccinations for students new to the US

    Enroll the student. The second round of vaccines are due 30 days after the first. DTaP, Hep B, Polio, MMR. Varicella is due 3 months after the first dose, and Hep A is due 6 months after the first dose. The third dose of Polio and DTaP are given 6 months after the second, and Hep B's third dose 2 months after the second (or at least 16 weeks after the first). I believe DTaP has another booster after 6 months. With this student, you just have to stay on top of the parents to stick to the schedule, and exclude according to your state laws.
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