Rules for the School Nurse's Office

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by Purple_Scrubs Purple_Scrubs, BSN, RN Member Nurse

Specializes in School Nursing. Has 8 years experience.

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blueiwahine

blueiwahine

Has 7 years experience. 203 Posts

I love all these...they are funny but oh so needed. " )

SoutheRNgirl82

SoutheRNgirl82

24 Posts

Headaches ARE NOT CONTAGIOUS! I actually had a fourth grade teacher send me 4 students at the same time for headaches!?!?!

schoolrn917

schoolrn917

11 Posts

Cancelled 911 against the advice of a medical profession?

That's playing with fire.

schoolrn917

schoolrn917

11 Posts

#1....I live by it!

tining, BSN, RN

Specializes in School Nurse. Has 28 years experience. 1,071 Posts

**Parents if you send a sick child to school I will ask them "What color medicine did you take this morning?" The student will always tell me what color and if it tasted good. I will confront you with this information and tell you the exact reason for keeping sick kids home is to prevent the illness from spreading to others.

**If you tell me "But LD really wanted to come for the party, field day, etc." after the above happened I WILL ask you who the parent is.

WineRN

WineRN

Specializes in NCSN. Has 4 years experience. 1,109 Posts

I love so many of these but other's I want more details!! I would be going to another school if my principal cancelled a 911 call I made!!

Keeperofthebandaids, BSN, RN

Specializes in School Nurse. Has 4 years experience. 34 Posts

If you pee in your pants, fail to pack your own clothes for emergencies, and have a parent that is unwilling to bring you clothes... you will be given whatever clothes I can find you in the counselors office. I do not guarantee the latest fashion or perfect fit. Be grateful!

pedi_nurse

Specializes in CPN. Has 5 years experience. 247 Posts

**Principal--do not EVER question my judgement again. If I think 911 needs to be called and YOU CANCEL THE CALL I will report your butt so fast it will make your fancy diplomas spin. I know people in the media and I'm not afraid to use them.

This so much. My very first semester as a school nurse my principal told me that if he had been on campus then we wouldn't have called 911 and that I called 911 too much (4 times for legit reasons). I'm like, I stand by my decision. SMH. SERIOUSLY pissed me off.

WineRN

WineRN

Specializes in NCSN. Has 4 years experience. 1,109 Posts

This so much. My very first semester as a school nurse my principal told me that if he had been on campus then we wouldn't have called 911 and that I called 911 too much (4 times for legit reasons). I'm like, I stand by my decision. SMH. SERIOUSLY pissed me off.

AH! that get's me angry because that is just simply disrespect for your professional judgement.

pedi_nurse

Specializes in CPN. Has 5 years experience. 247 Posts

I hung on for one more school year, but I am getting OUT. This district is incredibly frustrating and cares far more about optics than quality. It's been a nightmare.

WineRN

WineRN

Specializes in NCSN. Has 4 years experience. 1,109 Posts

*Please don't pound of the health office door as if your life depends on it over a paper cut.

*Don't come to the office for a stomach ache after you just completed the latest Who can eat the most of *** challenge at lunch today. Life has consequences.

*If I am on the phone when you enter please sit down and wait your turn. Not just stand in front of my desk and try to wave your pass in front of my face or try to tell me what is wrong. If you come in an emergent state I promise I will get off the phone immediately and call the other person (most likely parent) back.

*If you are in 3rd grade and up, you are putting on your own band aids. cleaning a scrape and putting on a band aid should also not take 15 minutes. you are a big kid now and I will start treating you like it.

*For teachers, I appreciate your want to help with diagnosing your students ailments, but just like I trust your judgement on what level reader Bobby is at, I need you to trust mine when I tell you he's just constipated and not contagious.

*For all staff, Please don't give any details via walkie talkie on a student condition unless they are severely bleeding, not responsive or need a wheel chair. Telling me via walkie that you are sending Cindy down to be checked for Lice just causes me to check the entire grade and get cranky.

pedi_nurse

Specializes in CPN. Has 5 years experience. 247 Posts

* Your teacher is not a doctor and neither am I. I'm not going to diagnose you or concur with your teacher's diagnosis of ____ (typically pink eye).

*NO PASS, NO NURSE (unless it's an emergency).

*Stomach aches are not emergencies. Neither is vomiting, headaches, migraines, minimal bleeding, or a stuffy nose

*Having nasal congestion doesn't mean you "can't breath."

*You can't wear significantly bloody clothing around school simply because you don't like the alternative options.

*You don't need ice because you got a small bruise just now. You are in middle school, learn to deal.

*Sprained ankles do not require an overemphasized limp on par with a broken hip. My friend in HS ran a marathon with a BROKEN bone in her foot - you can walk to class.

*It's always the kids who hardly complain that end up having an actual broken hip and need surgery because they've been walking on it for two weeks (and never came to see the school nurse).