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BluebellRN BSN

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BluebellRN has 15 years experience as a BSN.

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  1. BluebellRN

    Bad day, Bad year

    No, I was the front car and stopped at the time and was rear ended. But thanks for asking?
  2. BluebellRN

    Bad day, Bad year

    Sad update; our little one passed away last night. He went into cardiac arrest. As sad as it is, I'm relieved his parents didn't have to make a decision. Then I was in a car accident this morning. Thankfully no one was hurt. I was the front car of a multi car pile up. My car is also drivable, so I'm at work. I think I might leave after lunch.
  3. BluebellRN

    Bad day, Bad year

    I hope we get one. They are doing two more EEGs, one tonight and one tomorrow. Things do look dire, but we aren't the decision makers.
  4. BluebellRN

    Bad day, Bad year

    Thanks everyone. Admin has been great today, which helps. If not for such a great principal and AP, I'd have left after my first year. Our little office group knows and has been keeping updates on our little child, still no word. I can't say I'm much of a miracle person, but I wish I were right now. Even if I can't manage a whole day, I might leave early tomorrow.
  5. BluebellRN

    Bad day, Bad year

    Since I've started, we've been a school that has suffered a lot of tragic events. We've had a few student and staff deaths. FWIW, we are an elementary school. Today we have another. There's a family facing the decision to take their student off life support after what should have been a routine surgery and recovery. The child is 6. I left hospice for this job. As much as I enjoyed working with the families, I couldn't do the constant death anymore. Some nurses can work hospice for years, but I wasn't one of them. And here I am, dealing with death again. Along with the "other" stuff, like teachers who don't respect me. Just this morning I had to drag admin into it because of a student returning after vomiting. The teacher tried to drag the policy into it, and she had the policy wrong. The poor kid is now anxious, and feeling bad because she thinks she did something wrong because her teacher is hell bent on her going home. Luckly, she's calmed back down and things seem okay for now. I'm tired of working so hard, for so little pay, with so little respect. New teachers trying to do my job and doing it wrong. Veteran teachers undermining me. Today, a select few of us are on the verge of tears knowing a little one is going die very soon. This year was already tough, and its just getting harder. Just yesterday I sent a request off to speak to someone through the employee assistance thing because I've been so stressed that I'm not sleeping. This was before I even knew about the child on life support. I need a break before I break
  6. BluebellRN

    Hello

    Hope you're loving retirement! Miss your pearls of wisdom, just seeing you comment made me smile!
  7. BluebellRN

    what is your process for sharing medical records to parents

    No special form, I just made a note that the parent requested a copy of medical documents since it was via a phone conversation. Then the parent never picked it up after I made all the copies... but that's my life
  8. BluebellRN

    Drowning

    It gets better!! Hang in there and let us know how it's going
  9. BluebellRN

    Welcome back, y'all!

    Hey! Summer was way too short. I loved every last second of it! Hope everyone is having a good start, and staying cool!
  10. BluebellRN

    This is Where the Cowboy Rides Away

    Congratulations! Your experience and contributions on this board have helped many a school nurse; I know you've helped me. Best wishes in the next chapter!!
  11. BluebellRN

    C'Mon Now!

    Hmm, I hadn't heard of those but nice to know they are a thing. In this case, it wasn't the case. I did indeed call mom who confirmed the student is keeping her healthy appendix.
  12. BluebellRN

    I'll miss you all, but...

    I'm so sorry! It sounds like you're making a good choice to get out of that situation and away from that admin. But you will be missed. I always enjoyed reading your posts. Best wishes on your journey ahead!!
  13. BluebellRN

    How many Male School Nurses are out there!

    Not male, but there's one in my district and we're in VA
  14. BluebellRN

    C'Mon Now!

    Student has been telling her teachers that she's having her appendix out Sunday. Teacher stands in my clinic, with the student, wanting me to call mom this very second to verify student is not scheduled for an appendectomy on Sunday. The student who is laughing and in no obvious pain or discomfort and swears they scheduled it so she wouldn't miss school. All while I'm looking the teacher dead in the eye, saying "appendectomies are an EMERGENCY surgery". Teacher left saying "so, you'll call mom?"
  15. BluebellRN

    Another new school nurse

    LIKES: The hours and schedule are SWEET! Summer break, two weeks off at Xmas, no weekends, 7 hour workdays, never having to hide my drink from state inspectors. The kids are the best though; even on a bad day they are the reason I keep coming back. DISLIKES: Pay sucks, I miss having other nurses around (was already used to this with home health/hospice), some parents can drag you down, some teachers can drag you down. Return to a hospital? Meh, never say never.
  16. BluebellRN

    Happy School Nurse Day!

    One of my kinder classes just dropped off cards, each kid colored a wrote a note to me. Someone is cutting onions in here today...
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