I got the job!

  1. Finally after over two long weeks of waiting and applying back in March I was notified today I got the job as a full-time school nurse at a middle school 7&8 grade with out 850 students! I accepted!I've never been a school nurse. I've only subbed at all the different schools in the district for a short amount of time. Any tips and advice would be extremely welcomed! I haven't signed the contract yet, but I will start August 6, but there is also a few days in the summer I have to be present for staff training, diabetes class, and immunization clinics. I know somewhat to expect, I know our district does vision and hearing on new students that come from different district and then vision for 7th grade students. In addition they make sure students are compliant with immunizations. Take care of kids with acute and chronic conditions. They handle staff situations along with things for our work insurance. Anything else I'm missing? But please give me tips about anything even if you think it's minute. Thanks guys! I'm so glad to be joining all y'all!
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    About cjl_RN

    Joined: Apr '18; Posts: 47; Likes: 42

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  3. by   GdBSN
    Congratulations!!! Don't worry, you got this.
  4. by   cjl_RN
    Quote from GdBSN
    Congratulations!!! Don't worry, you got this.
    Thank you!
  5. by   OldDude
    Congratulations!! Welcome to the farm!!
  6. by   NutmeggeRN
    Yay for you!!!
  7. by   MHDNURSE
    Congrats!! Definitely do not be a stranger around here- this place is where you will get all your questions answered! Which state will you be practicing in? How long do you have between August 6 and when students begin?
  8. by   nmr79
    Congrats! I'm finishing my first year as a school nurse. You'll get the hang of it. For me, the biggest adjustments (going from hospital to school setting):
    1) school/parent politics
    2) figuring out which kids are frequent flyers, and how to get them out of the office and back into class (I also work at a building with 7th and 8th graders).

    The actual nursing part of it? You'll be good. Don't ever second-guess yourself for calling a parent, better to have them get their kids checked out when not needed than the other way around.

    you'll love the schedule!
  9. by   xxbeach
    Take every office visit seriously. You may experience classroom avoidance Monday, and then on Tuesday it turns into a same day appendectomy or retinal detachment case.
  10. by   cjl_RN
    Quote from MHDNURSE
    Congrats!! Definitely do not be a stranger around here- this place is where you will get all your questions answered! Which state will you be practicing in? How long do you have between August 6 and when students begin?
    Students start August 8! I'm in Ohio!
  11. by   cjl_RN
    [QUOTE=nmr79;9858467

    you'll love the schedule![/QUOTE]

    Yes. The student hours are from 8:20-3:20. I think the nurse before me got there at 7:45 and left at 3:45. I haven't signed my contract for the position so
    I'm sure I'll know my hours then!
  12. by   aceboogieman
    Congratulations!!! Let us know how it goes
  13. by   cjl_RN
    Quote from aceboogieman
    Congratulations!!! Let us know how it goes
    Thank you! I sure will!
  14. by   jlrm50
    Congrats!!!! I love my job as a school nurse and would not want to trade it for the world! It is a new challenge every day and I sure do not get bored. So happy for you!

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