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Queen of Quite a lot
The job of a School Nurse is rarely just sitting around and passing bandaids and ice packs. From first aid to orthodontic assessment to counseling and that's usually just the students! - Just a snippe…
Every once in a while you can see your interventions having a real impact on a person. It feels good to give a student a chance at success.
It didn't matter to this woman that her mom was discharged. She was done with being a caretaker. I just hoped to get through before this became another drop and run of an elderly person.
An encounter with a rookie nursing assistant reminds us that your day is as good as you allow it to be. And that not everyone is the solid pillar you think they are.
As a school nurse, I am in the unique position of acting as both a teacher and a nurse.