Teachers retiring because of COVID

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  • Specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing. Has 14 years experience.

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Has 4 years experience.
3 minutes ago, JenTheSchoolRN said:

This is why when folks are like "I'm looking at taking a school nursing job during a pandemic because it will be less stressful" I just laugh and laugh...

I feel like all of the "oh this will be easier" jobs got waaay harder with the pandemic.  My mom switched from being a hospital secretary to a private practice secretary a few years ago because she thought it'd be easier.  COVID turned her into the tech support for elderly folks trying to get onto their virtual visits, so now she's working late every night trying to get all of the clerical work done.

ruby_jane, BSN, RN

3,142 Posts

Specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing. Has 14 years experience.
2 minutes ago, BrisketRN said:

  My mom switched from being a hospital secretary to a private practice secretary a few years ago because she thought it'd be easier.  COVID turned her into the tech support for elderly folks trying to get onto their virtual visits, so now she's working late every night trying to get all of the clerical work done.

Blessings upon your mama and her patience.

Jedrnurse, BSN, RN

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Specializes in school nurse. Has 31 years experience.
On 11/5/2020 at 6:48 AM, JenTheSchoolRN said:

 

It is a rough year. And honestly, I think it will continue into the 21-22 school year as well. 

Not too hopeful about an effective vaccine?

Specializes in School nursing.
5 minutes ago, Jedrnurse said:

Not too hopeful about an effective vaccine?

Even with a vaccine, it will take time for it to get to everyone - that alone may be an 12-18 month process. And you have to convince people to actually get it. And we aren't sure yet what level of protection once would offer yet. So, yes, I remain guarded there. 

Jedrnurse, BSN, RN

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Specializes in school nurse. Has 31 years experience.
1 minute ago, JenTheSchoolRN said:

Even with a vaccine, it will take time for it to get to everyone - that alone my be an 12-18 month process. And you have to convince people to actually get it. And we aren't sure yet what level of protection once would offer yet. So, yes, I remain guarded there. 

Oh well, maybe the FDA will finally approve the disinfectant infusion therapy...

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2 hours ago, Jedrnurse said:

Oh well, maybe the FDA will finally approve the disinfectant infusion therapy...

Now, now @Jedrnurse you're going to upset the lurkers.

Jedrnurse, BSN, RN

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Specializes in school nurse. Has 31 years experience.
1 hour ago, BrisketRN said:

Now, now @Jedrnurse you're going to upset the lurkers.

I imagine I'll find sufficient inner resources to wade through those waters...

ruby_jane, BSN, RN

3,142 Posts

Specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing. Has 14 years experience.
On 11/6/2020 at 12:24 PM, Jedrnurse said:

Oh well, maybe the FDA will finally approve the disinfectant infusion therapy...

They haven't approved my proposal for the valium salt lick in the staff room so I have no hope about this.... :) 

On the topic of vaccine - back in the H1N1 year I was required to take that vaccine. It was a live vaccine and it made me (predictably) ill for three days. This is normal and expected BUT I was irritable that I was in the phase 5 clinical trial group (we had limited evidence of safety and efficacy). With a vaccine for COVID - I could be wrong  but I assume it's gonna look more like the flu vaccine. It may be efficacious. It may be a bad match but it may be documented to reduce ER visits and hospitalizations.

Specializes in Geriatric Home Health, High School Nurse. Has 21 years experience.
1 hour ago, ruby_jane said:

They haven't approved my proposal for the valium salt lick in the staff room so I have no hope about this.... :) 

This is the best thing I have heard all day.  I am dying! ? 

Specializes in School Nursing, Public Health. Has 33 years experience.

We have so far 11 faculty leaving after this year. I'm counting down my time. I can retire July 22 if I can hold on. I really don't have any other choice though. 

linderl

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Specializes in Elementary School Nurse. Has 8 years experience.

I just started at our school system last year. Crazy as it was, this year is a little better. A lot of e learning days. Is anyone out there salary paid?

If so how much?

ruby_jane, BSN, RN

3,142 Posts

Specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing. Has 14 years experience.

Well, I am glad there is a little sunshine for you @linderl ! Second year is usually better.

I am on contract, which defines the days I work and my hours. I do not get paid more to work more, and I don't get to take comp time if I, say, stay over a couple hours. So I generally don't work what I'm not paid for unless it's an emergency.