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pbuttercups specializes in School Nursing.

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  1. Wants to Quit RN to be an MA

    I agree that there are so many different specialties you could go into that will be completely different than the hospital setting. I would also suggest school nursing to you!! When I first became an RN, I struggled also finding my place in the nu...
  2. What does your username mean?

    Peanut butter cups are the best snacks when you are on the run! I live on them some days.
  3. School Nurses - Does Their Compensation Match Their True Worth?

    I agree!!!! We need full time professional school nurses in each school every day! There are way too many children who have chronic health needs. When a school district has just one nurse who travels to different schools every day, mainly just doi...
  4. What do you wear to work as a school nurse?

    I wear scrubs and tennis shoes because they are just way more comfortable than dress clothes. I'm constantly running around and getting down on the floor or the ground to help someone. I enjoy having pockets to put all of my keys and phone. It jus...
  5. New nurse struggling

    Have you ever considered school nursing? That may be a good fit since you are most comfortable in a school setting with kids and teachers. It would also give you all the perks that you gave up (holidays off, spring break off, summers off) You would...
  6. New graduate desperate for a job

    Maybe go through a temp agency to find your first job.
  7. Can a Nurse Practitioner be a school nurse

    Yes, in Ohio you must be certified as well, along with at least a BSN.
  8. Mom takes forever to pickup

    Oh my goodness! This is my biggest pet peeve! Parents (who don't even work) take forever to pick up their kids. Sometimes, the child has a high fever, is vomiting, has diarrhea, etc and the child is absolutely miserable, and the parent takes sever...
  9. Administer OTC medications or No?

    I work in elementary schools and our policy is every medication (including OTC) must have the Dr and the parent sign administration forms. However I know our middle school will allow OTC with only the parent signing off on it.
  10. Too old for school nursing??

    You would make a fabulous school nurse with your wealth of experience!! The main prerequisite really besides nursing knowledge, is to have a love of children of all ages. I've learned that as long as you are compassionate, you can pretty much get ...
  11. I've been licensed now for about a year and a half. I've been blessed with the opportunity to TRY a few different specialties. I've done psych, school nursing, public health, and case management. I have learned important things from each of them....
  12. Oasis Point of care computers

    Hello, I have been doing case management for a few months. We are supposed to be getting point of care computers to use. Will this make it easier and cut down on time involved? Anyone been using them?
  13. School Nurse Salary?

    Ohio $24/hr
  14. Cruel Summer

    You have way too much to deal with alone. I hope you have someone or a family to help you as you go through this trying time. You have everyone on here's thoughts and prayers!!! Reach out if you ever need someone to talk to :)
  15. Dr office vs. hospital for first job

    I think any experience is helpful and can be beneficial for future job opportunities. After getting experience at a Drs office, you could always get a position in an OBGYN clinic and not the hospital....you may like it better. Who knows! That's ...