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Really not appreciating the attitude today

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nursex23 has 2 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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Too many kids were coming in without passes so I started enforcing this policy more after winter break as the principal said I should when I first started. Yesterday a student came without a pass and gave me his shirt tag and said his gym teacher told him to give me this as a pass. *eye roll* Today another student came in with no pass from gym for an ice pack for an invisible injury. When I told her she needed a pass she gave me a really hard time saying but she said to come here. I really don't know who is worse the students or the teachers who cannot be bothered to give them a piece of paper stating that they should be in the nurses office so that I know that the student is where they are supposed to be.¬†ūüė§¬†

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nursex23 has 2 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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Oh I forgot to mention. A student was brought in this morning by a teacher for a small finger injury. Nothing major at all, small bruise that hurts when he touches it, no swelling, student can move it with no pain. Teacher says "it's swollen can we get some ice." Teacher left. Again not swollen but definitely might start to swell so I put ice. Then I told the student he can go back to class but just leave the ice on there and come back if it swells or if it starts hurting or you can't move it, yada yada. But then he said "oh the teacher said if you can tape it to this finger." What?? Why did they even hire a nurse if clearly all of their teachers are medical professionals. 

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CanIcallmymom has 4 years experience.

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I spoke with our PE teacher at my school and don't require a pass from them. I do for all others though. My passes require the teacher to write the student's info and reason on there, and they aren't really able to monitor the PE students if they step away into their office. Maybe you can make a laminated pass just for PE students that they can hand to them. 

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nursex23 has 2 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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I've thought about that. My only problem with passes is that many students don't want to go to class and come to my office. Some especially come before gym and try to stay in my office to get out of PE. 

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tining has 26 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in School Nurse.

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Unless it is a request for a pad = NO students during passing period. Period!

The teachers need to send with timed pass and you return them with time left clinic.  

I have a stamp that says - Left Nurse at _______.  If they don't check then roaming student is on them.  I am known to check those times they left class and question them or even call teacher.

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nursex23 has 2 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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For some reason,  girls looking for pads always come in with a pass with too much information. The one thing that I never require a pass for..

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ARN specializes in medsurg/school nurse.

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My school doesn't do passes. Hs level and our three pillars are trust respect and responsibility. That being said...There are certain students that need follow up. A lot of times they will stop by my office if they are about to be late to try to get out of a tardy. Nope. You would have been late even if you hadn't stopped in my office so you are tardy. I have a few that I have had to remind often...Do not stop in here during passing period unless you are bleeding. Go check in with your teacher first and get permission to come. 

Sometimes I will get a phone call asking if its ok if a student comes down. Which is nice because then I know to expect them. Or I'll get a heads up so and so is coming down for this. I def get a lot of kids that don't need to come down and the teacher is just trying to appease them so hopefully they will move on from whatever they claim is ailing them and get back to work once I send them back. 

We are small. 359 students. Our building is small. If someone isn't where they are supposed to be we figure it out pretty fast. We don't even have all of them here at once because they travel to and from three other high schools to take c4 classes or other electives that we don't offer. If we were larger I feel like we would have to have a pass system. 

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nursex23 has 2 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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That sounds like a dream come true. We have 900 MS students and there's a lot of behavior issues here. The old nurse used to let anybody come and just hang out here.  NOPE! Not me. I'm prioritizing my asthmatics, diabetics, ill, or injured students. The kids can hang out with the dean if they're so adamant about being out of class. I used to ALWAYS get students about to be late coming in with invisible ailments so they could get a pass. Nope to that too! 

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tining has 26 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in School Nurse.

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At the next staff meeting ask to speak to teachers.  Lay out your expectations.  

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The attitude and the entitlement coupled with the expectation that I should just accept the attitude and entitlement while keeping a smile on my face and not stick up for myself is making me want to just walk out. It's been all year.

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by ARN Member Nurse

ARN specializes in medsurg/school nurse.

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23 minutes ago, nursex23 said:

That sounds like a dream come true. We have 900 MS students and there's a lot of behavior issues here. The old nurse used to let anybody come and just hang out here.  NOPE! Not me. I'm prioritizing my asthmatics, diabetics, ill, or injured students. The kids can hang out with the dean if they're so adamant about being out of class. I used to ALWAYS get students about to be late coming in with invisible ailments so they could get a pass. Nope to that too! 

I feel very lucky ūüôā. I get some behavior¬†kids in my office as well but I feel like its probably not near as much as some other schools. our principal has really set the bar high for behavior and he follows through and holds them accountable. as well as their teachers. there are of course things that happen. we have kids bringing vape stuff to school/truancy/occasional fights but I know that its not as much as what others deal with. counting my blessings.¬†

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by ARN Member Nurse

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37 minutes ago, ihavealltheice said:

The attitude and the entitlement coupled with the expectation that I should just accept the attitude and entitlement while keeping a smile on my face and not stick up for myself is making me want to just walk out. It's been all year.

I felt like this at my hospital job. family/and patients sometimes were so extremely rude. cursing/demanding. a whole culture of entitlement. 

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