I have been a school nurse for 2 years. I currently oversee close to 3000 students, by myself. I have close to 350 students with emergency care plans
, 31 type 1's, probably 50 with active seizures and hundreds with asthma. I have a 8-3:30 shift, but tend to work an extra 2+ hours everyday, just to get caught up on paperwork, phone calls to parents and medically clear and prepare for the mounting field trips.
I see see an "average" of 50-75 students daily. Our counselor "academic advisors" tend to use/borrow me often for mental health issues. (I don't mind helping with these is time is available)
I currently feel torn, I love working with my kids. I know I make a difference, with my students, staff & our community. I have a "mostly" great relationship with staff...but I feel I am falling behind. I have told admin, but to no avail...not help is provided.
I have been recently been reprimanded/scolded for advocating for Para's that are being abused/assaulted by DD students. The admin stated I'm pitting the staff against the students. I believe it is my job to protect our students and staffs well-being, but according to "them" it's not my place.
I feel like I should walk away while I still have face. I have worked in other districts. They all have their own issues.
I NEED SOME ADVICE....