New School Nurse

  1. Hello! I have graduated for almost a year already, and have had my license for about 7 months. I am currently working as a school nurse. Our clinic is fairly empty, except for the basic first aid kit and a bed and tables and chairs. I also made a list of medications that I think we need.

    I was also assigned to make my room more kid-friendly, as we cater to kids ages 3 to 12 years of age, and they are of different nationalities (We are an international school). I was wondering what kind of decors/displays should I put to the clinic.

    Any suggestions?
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    About nastassialeslie

    Joined: May '09; Posts: 12; Likes: 8
    School Nurse; from PH
    Specialty: 1 year(s) of experience


  3. by   NutmeggeRN
    A rocking chair can be very soothing to a kid who is agitated, warm soft colors, kid friendly informational posters, books, tension balls. Good Luck!
  4. by   100kids
    I bought some canvases and had my sons and nephews paint them anyway they wanted so I have kid friendly art up on my walls. Everyone loves them and it really warmed up the walls instead of them looking so institutional
  5. by   SchoolRNOH
    I put up posters about different health topics such as hand washing. You can purchase them in different school nursing supply catalogs. I also put up a health info board for the teachers/staff with brief bits of information on multiple topics such as diabetes, asthma, head lice, etc- this way if I'm not there they have something to reference easily. The principal uses the board all the time apparently.
  6. by   SchoolRNOH
    I would also double check the state laws regarding medications- the only thing I'm allowed to give children is vasaline, saline solution and lotion.
  7. by   nastassialeslie
    Hello everyone! Thanks for the reply. I've got someone who'll decorate my room. We thought of a garden theme (bugs and flowers, sunshine and clouds) so it's friendly for all ages. Now I've gotta work for the poster. Of course, I already have the one for handwashing, proper disposal and proper brushing of teeth. I'm having doubts about diseases tho. Should I?
  8. by   nastassialeslie
    Thanks! I'll let my administrator know about the rocking chair. The kids are always after the bed though. Haha.
  9. by   Kafergie
    Don't make them too comfortable! They will never leave
  10. by   nastassialeslie
    Oh, I know! I had a student go up here thrice one day complaining of all possible pains. HAHAHAHAHA I always send them back to class. :/ Ah, kids. They're all lovely though!