I need your help ASAP please - page 3

Calling all school nurses, here's my situation: I have no school nurse experience other than what I've studied extensively over the last few weeks, and it's A LOT! I do have years of experience in... Read More

  1. by   GdBSN
    Congrats and welcome!!! No question is ever a stupid question, this board is an invaluable resource.
  2. by   100kids
    Good luck! We will of course be here to help!!!
  3. by   Nurse2Kids
    thank you so much! I'm excited!
  4. by   Cattz
    YAAAAY! Congrats! I am doing a happy dance for you. Welcome to this crazy ship that we are on together!!
    Just my 2 cents for starters- Learn everything you can about head lice, and be able to talk about it very calmly and professionally. You be the knowledgeable, non-hysterical voice.
    Learn everything about Immunizations required for schools, and if your state has a statewide immunization database- get a password and use it. Become comfortable in the school environment, sometimes, it is just plain crazy- but, soooo so worth it. Be buddies with the secretaries, cooks, and custodians. Good luck and check in often!
    Last edit by Cattz on Apr 23
  5. by   hdrn90
    Hopefully someone is able to assist you!
  6. by   Nurse2Kids
    Quote from Cattz
    YAAAAY! Congrats! I am doing a happy dance for you. Welcome to this crazy ship that we are on together!!
    Just my 2 cents for starters- Learn everything you can about head lice, and be able to talk about it very calmly and professionally. You be the knowledgeable, non-hysterical voice.
    Learn everything about Immunizations required for schools, and if your state has a statewide immunization database- get a password and use it. Become comfortable in the school environment, sometimes, it is just plain crazy- but, soooo so worth it. Be buddies with the secretaries, cooks, and custodians. Good luck and check in often!
    Thank you for all the tips! I did just find the state-wide immunization site yesterday, so plan to take advantage of that!
    I've actually been known in the past as the "lice queen", lol. Hopefully I can still wear that crown. We had a couple of siblings that were homeless and came in frequently with random problems that you can imagine, but they had severe lice. The mother was treating with "LYSOL". She thought it was for lice...so sad. I still wonder about those little one to this day.
  7. by   Nurse2Kids
    Quote from hdrn90
    Hopefully someone is able to assist you!

    I've actually had quite a bit of help from another local nurse who is awesome! She's given me so much advice, legal info, tips, etc. I'm very excited! I just want to make sure everything is set up to function perfect. I have made a huge binder of stuff I've printed off as far as references/links for all the legal/state requirements, sample forms, etc. If you have any ideas, I'd love to read them!
  8. by   Amethya
    My advice is to be kind, but be firm. Sometimes these kids don't get much attention at home, and the hello and love you give them, will be the only one they will get all day. This is why I give hugs always and tell these kids I love them.

    But be firm, because your kindness will sometimes be taken advantage of, and unless you put your foot down and know when to say NO, they can walk all over you.

    Good luck!

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