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  1. New Lice Policies

    Hello felllow nurses, So it appears more and more school districts are taking up the new policies on lice. Our district is going to live out the remainder of the school year still sending home kids with live lice. But I hear CDC changed some polici...
  2. First Emergency Scare

    Hello basketball13, wow that is a scary situation! I have not had any students with that condition at my school, but a few with seizure conditions. I myself experience Vasovagal Syncope. Mine happens anytime I vomit. The last time was a few month...
  3. Jurisprudence Requirement

    Hello fellow nurses, I had a question regarding the Jurisprudence CNE requirement needed for our license renewal. I am a little confused as to when I need to get this requirement done. I got my license 2/2012. My next renewal date is 1/28/2019. I ...
  4. I Got Head Lice

    It happened. The one thing I never thought I would get as a school nurse....I thought "no way it would ever happen to me, I'm way to careful". I was itching for 4 days straight, but I thought "Oh, it's probably that new shampoo I bought....". I w...
  5. I Got Head Lice

    To this day I still think it about like crazy, wondering how I could have gotten it! I am so careful when I do head checks. I don't like the students get too close to me. I honestly have no idea - I do not have children, I do not have nieces and ne...
  6. I Got Head Lice

    My first two treatments I used over the counter lice treatment recommended by the pharmacist. Third time I went somewhere different and bought another brand also over the counter.
  7. School Nurse Sub doing Assessments?

    Hello fellow school nurses, I had a question that struck me recently when I had to take a day off from work. Firstly, let me give you some background info. I am a RN with a BSN and have been a school nurse fro 3 years (my first job as a nurse ). I ...
  8. Inhaler before Recess & PE?

    Hello fellow school nurses, I am relatively new and wanted to ask something about inhalers. My 3rd graders have Recess at 12:50 and PE at 1:30. Each of their action plans states "take 2 puffs of inhaler 15 minutes before sports". If they take thei...
  9. Anyone Else Feel This Way?

    Hello fellow school nurses, I've been a school nurse for almost 3 years now. I came right out of BSN school (could not find a job in a hospital). I also work PRN at a pedi home health company. I am 25 years old and have no children. My question is:...
  10. Anyone Else Feel This Way?

    I see what you mean. I was striving for something that meant so much to me back then....my drive was to finish nursing school, to graduate and become the nurse I worked so hard to be. I guess now....I'm lacking that same drive in life. My life is ...
  11. Anyone Else Feel This Way?

    Every day before work I tell myself I'm going to go to the gym and try to get some exercise, when 4:00 hits.....I am just done. I know I should still go, I always feel energized after. It's getting there that's the problem. lol.
  12. HEAT Index

    Good Morning, I wanted to hear how you all handle Recess and the heat index at your campuses. Here in San Antonio, we cancel recess when the heat index hits 100. My principal and teachers really want to go outside and hate for cancelling recess, bu...
  13. HEAT Index

    In my case, the coach still wants to take them to "walk laps" outside when the heat index is over 100+, and there is no shade outside at our playground.
  14. Long Lost Dream Or Not?

    Hello fellow school nurses, I have asked this question before, but before I had posted it to the NP blogs and Student NP blogs, when maybe I should have posted it here. I am 25 years old, newly married, living with in-laws to save for my first home, ...
  15. School Nurses: Non-Nursing Tasks????

    Hello fellow school nurses. I thought I'd start a topic about the little (or big) NON-nursing tasks you are forced to deal with on a daily basis? I'll start with a few of my own: 1) Wiping off tattoos (sounds little, but one took me 10 min to complet...
  16. Yay! Got it!

    Congrats Bacykard Gardener! I too work in a elementary school in Texas
  17. Sunscreen

    In our district, we are not allowed to administer/apply any OTC meds/products, including handing out cough drops or sunscreen. Unless we have a doctor's order of course. Liability issue.
  18. ALMOST made it through the whole year ...

    I made it until May 12th when a parent collasped in the principal's office and started having a seizure!
  19. 2 questions for school nurses.

    Hello LevitateMe, I am 25 years old and did not get hired in a hospital right away (my passion was OB) so I took the only place that called me back, which was my elementary school. Been here ever since bc no hospital will hire a nurse that's been a s...
  20. Start tomorrow!

    Couldn't have said it better myself! :)
  21. Ever feel lonely?

    I second that - nurses are treated like lower social beings in my school district. We are the necessary evil - they love when they need us, but ignore us when they don't need us.
  22. UTHSCSA FNP Fall 2014

    Yes, many of my friends heard back the week of April 10th
  23. Teachers and odors

    I agree with this, I do not deal with this issue either and do not like to. But I get asked to.
  24. Is school nursing right for me?

    Wow I would LOVE if I was lucky enough to have an aide to do most of the hands on stuff. Here, you are only allowed an aide if you have more than 800 students. I work at an elemtary school with around 750 kids. So I do hands on, med administration...
  25. New Lice Policies

    Wow, and this entire year all of the nurses were following the policy that if a student is indentified with live lice they need to go home asap and cannot return until the hair is treated. Turns out tx state health depart changed that before this yea...