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  1. AdobeRN

    Food Intolerance Parent Questionnaire

    Yeah - don't go there. Only thing we have is a couple forms from the nutrition department for parents and/or physician to complete. One is a form for the physician to complete if it is a true intolerance/allergy and there is a another "food preference" form for issues such as reporting a "vegan" "No pork" etc etc
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    Private or State school?

    I didn't mean to insinuate it was easier - there were some hard days. It was like all of a sudden all the pre-req A&P info just "clicked" for me. The other part was that I could finally see the light at the end of the tunnel as far as getting thru school and earning some money, I was way more motivated with school once I was in the LVN program and the LVN-RN program.
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    Private or State school?

    Another option is to go LVN then LVN-RN route - I didn't have the best grades and easily got into an LVN program thru a community college - took me a year longer than planned to become a RN but I did it. Don't be so hard on yourself and don't give up! My pre-req grades were not that great but I pretty much made straight A's thru out the LVN program and A's & B's in the LVN-RN program.
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    PTO not in the budget for remainder of year

    Yep start looking for another job.
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    Do you keep clinic door open?

    Always open unless dealing with an emergency. Door is heavy and the little onces can't open it.
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    diabetic question

    I have done the 2nd option with my kinder kiddos when parents are worried. I would have the student stop by my office on the way to lunch with her lunch box - Check BG and glance at her lunch, send student to lunch & instructed not to throw anything away but to bring whatever was leftover in her lunch box back to me so I can see what she ate then I would administer the insulin at that time. If buying lunch I would escort student thru the lunch line, figure out carbs, let her eat, set my alarm for 25 minutes and walk back to cafe to see what the student ate then admin the insulin. Always worked well for me and parents were happy - peace of mind for them.
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    Why so long

    This is my gripe about the long waits - be up front with me; I was a working parent without family around to just drop what they were doing to pick up my kids when they were sick - I get it. It takes 3 seconds to pick up the phone and call me to say "hey, I am waiting on on my relief at work" or "it will be an hour" etc etc etc.
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    Increase in bad student behavior.

    All I know if my own child was in a class with a student having violent behaviors I would be complaining to the higher administration. I don't understand why more parents don't - or maybe they do but it is just shuffled under the rug and not spoken about???
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    Increase in bad student behavior.

    Wouldn't surprise me if mom turned around and said "wow, he never acts like this at home" we tend to get this statement alot when these types of behaviors happen at school.
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    Mon-Fri Rn Jobs no weekends or holidays

    Look into School nursing - best decision I made to switch. M-F 7:30 - 3:30, paid on a teachers salary all year. Lots of time off, no holidays or weekends. I did take a pay cut when I changed over but my time and sanity were worth it. I will admit the job gets monotenous and sometimes dealing with parents can be a pain in the rear but still not enough for me to return to hospital nursing. Look into your local school district and see about subbing - just to check it out to see if it is something you would like to do.
  11. AdobeRN

    The one thing in nursing/medical that makes you shudder?

    NG tubes and trach stuff - yuck!
  12. AdobeRN

    Recess/Gym Restrictions - Where do your students go?

    Just depends on the situation - PE /recess, most of them will attend and can sit on sideline - if parents disagree, the student will bring a book or ipad and sit in the front office. It is only a rare occasion where they will need to sit in my office - usually when front office staff is short staffed. If they sit in my office - they are told to bring a book, ipad, something to occupy their time for the 30-45 minutes. I don't entertain - LOL.
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    How long was your training for school nursing?

    No training for me - I started as a sub, my first sub job I came into the clinic for an hour - basically the nurse showed me how the computer program worked. When I was hired FT - the admin just figured since I had already been subbing I didn't need any orientation. Our district does train the new nurses hired at the beginning of the year now. New subs are sent to some of the busier clinics to train for 4 hours or more if they need it.
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    We are only asked to volunteer for one of our big fundraisers in the spring - we have a spring dance/carnival - We sign up for a 30 minute slot to man a carnival booth/food booth. The principal spins it as that the PTA does so much for us - snack carts, monthly luncheons, random gifts thru the year etc that it would be nice if we gave back to them. After hour PTA events - my principal does not make it mandatory to attend but always states it would be nice for us staff to make an appearance if we are able to. I usually don't go to the events that happen on campus since I no longer have elementary age kids but I will go and grab dinner for the family if it is a fund raiser type of thing at local restaurants/fast food places. I am also lucky enough to live in the same neighborhood as my campus so it is really not out of my way to participate every now and then.
  15. AdobeRN

    Head lice

    Yep - this is basically what I tell parents when I am asked what the school is doing about an "infestation". Our classroom letter that gets sent home also suggests to parent to check their child's head on a regular basis.
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    Head lice

    I only send the letter if a parent notifies me that their own kid has it/has been treated or if I find lice on a student. I don't go by rumors or by parents asking me to check other peoples kids in the class. Even though I think our district policy on lice is outdated, I have found if I stick to following it with every single reported case of lice it is better for me in the long run. My personal opinion is that I am of the "don't ask, don't tell' mind set with lice - if you find out your kid has lice, treat it, be deligent on the treatment - getting ALL nits out and be done. It doesn't need to be a huge production/drama that some parents make it out to be.