It is my first week as a school nurse at an elementary school, I am feeling a little bit stressed out. I think it is because I am used to having orientation and training last more than a day. I feel as though there is a million questions with little outside support (my supervisor is new also). I have no clue about immunization compliance and how to to complete this, as well as how to start with health screenings, not even sure how to use the equipment.
Plus I am in MA and have to get a state DESE license and take a literacy test, and some mandatory training. I know I have a year to do these things but then I feel like I am constantly have new things come up that I have NO CLUE how to do, like new students files (what am I supposed to do with these??), health summarys, etc, and there is both paper and 2 different student computer records that I need to learn. What happens
when orders expire and the parents wont return my calls/letters?
I'm sorry for the long vent but anyone who says that school nursing is easy, esp in the beginning, is probably lying
the kids are cute but a lot of them are "testing" me, it can get very busy very fast. I could use a few words of encouragement as a new school nurse...Thanks for listening.