I am a school nurse at a small school with no guidance counselor to help. A student is going to confide in me that her parent is an alcoholic (according to friends). If I determine that parent is not endangering student, what help do I give her?
I graduated with a communications degree right after high school, got married, and stayed home with the kids. By the time the youngest started kindergarten, I knew that nursing was something I wanted to pursue and so I did. I was working med-surg when I decided to try subbing at a high school. I hated every minute of it. A few months later, a quick surgical procedure left me with a punctured bowel and out of work for months thanks to a wound vac. I couldn't return to med surg because I was high risk of hernia. A local elementary school principal found me on LinkedIn. I interviewed and loved the job so much I got licensed in my state.
I had a student with PFAPA- Period Fever, Aphthous Stomatitis, Pharyngitis, Cervical Adenitis. Would get a fever, go away and come back, and feel fine most of the time. Occasionally would have a minor sore throat.
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It was something I thought about often but as I got use to my job, I think of it less. I emailed the staff to see if anyone has any type of medical background. Janitor is a prior EMT and one teacher a former lifeguard. Maybe see if there is anyone else in the building who can assist in an emergency?
I'm in Boston area, too. I started off as a sub to get my foot in the door. Didn't wind up working for the district but used the nurse manager as a reference. You may be able to get a permanent job with a private school without getting your LSN but pay is less. Public schools will require a LSN. See this link for steps to get LSN. Pretty easy and worth it if you know that's the avenue you want to go down. I only applied to one school and got the job but I've heard it's pretty easy to get a job as long as you have the LSN. Good luck! MSNO >> Licensure
My school is implementing ALICE. As the nurse, I am thinking what supplies can I leave in the classroom should the unthinkable happen. We are a small private school so fortunately I have a budget for these items.
Do any of you have "Go Buckets?" What do you put in each room?