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The rules apply...until they don't...

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by NutmeggeRN NutmeggeRN, BSN (Member) Member Nurse

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What are Some Frustrations Endured by School Nurses?

A quick synopsis of some of my frustrations in dealting with rules and those who choose not to abide them. You are reading page 2 of The rules apply...until they don't.... If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

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The consequence at my school is a court appearance and a fine. Sometimes it helps alleviate the problem, sometimes it does not. However, at least the parents are inconvenienced!!

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MrNurse(x2) has 28 years experience as a ADN and specializes in IMC, school nursing.

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The hardest part is sitting here watching parents raising children who you know will not fare well as adults if their parents continue taking them out of uncomfortable situations. I fear for our future, because I see far more parents that coddle their children than teach them consequence and fortitude. Being a school nurse is great, but this is the dark side.

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LikeTheDeadSea has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in School Nursing.

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I would like to print this in large fond and put it on my bulletin board. Alas..

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NutmeggeRN has 25 years experience as a BSN and specializes in kids.

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3 hours ago, Hoosier_RN said:

Y'all make me thankful that I'm not a school nurse. I've almost went that path before, but changed my mind at last minute 

This is NOT representive of most parents...and I probably should have made a disclaimer to that effect.🙄 But the frustrations are real! And get magnified when these issues get in the way of all the other stuff happening. I really do love my job!

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OyWithThePoodles has 10 years experience as a RN and specializes in Med-surg, school nursing..

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One of my biggest frustrations:

Repeatedly having to assess students and staff who were injured by a student, and no consequences coming to the student who was violent. Parents don't cause much of an uproar because all they know is Sally got hit by Johnny today. They don't know that Johnny also hit Susie, Jimmy, Billy, and Fred today. They don't know that yesterday Johnny threw a chair at the teacher and dragged little Bobby by his hair, but he was still allowed to come to class today. I can guarantee if they did they would raise seven kinds of heck. 

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ruby_jane has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing.

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2 hours ago, MrNurse(x2) said:

The hardest part is sitting here watching parents raising children who you know will not fare well as adults if their parents continue taking them out of uncomfortable situations. I fear for our future, because I see far more parents that coddle their children than teach them consequence and fortitude. Being a school nurse is great, but this is the dark side.

AMEN. Nutmegg- hang in there! Hugs from the NTX. I know you're not usually the sweat the small stuff kind of school nurse!

43 minutes ago, OyWithThePoodles said:

One of my biggest frustrations:

Repeatedly having to assess students and staff who were injured by a student, and no consequences coming to the student who was violent. Parents don't cause much of an uproar because all they know is Sally got hit by Johnny today. They don't know that Johnny also hit Susie, Jimmy, Billy, and Fred today. They don't know that yesterday Johnny threw a chair at the teacher and dragged little Bobby by his hair, but he was still allowed to come to class today. I can guarantee if they did they would raise seven kinds of heck. 

Or the amount of time it takes to put someone on a behavior plan. Or the student is on a behavior plan that isn't working. Because we're worried about FAPE for the one, not the consequences for all...

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Excellent article and sadly VERY true! Despite all the frustrations I really like school nursing (on most days🤔). Over 20 years as a school nurse...and still surviving! :nurse:

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1 hour ago, mandm97 said:

Excellent article and sadly VERY true! Despite all the frustrations I really like school nursing (on most days🤔). Over 20 years as a school nurse...and still surviving! :nurse:

Yup!! The good definitely outweighs the frustrations!!

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On 11/4/2019 at 1:16 PM, ruby_jane said:

AMEN. Nutmegg- hang in there! Hugs from the NTX. I know you're not usually the sweat the small stuff kind of school nurse!

 

You are correct, I'm usually not, but some days....🤔🤬  LOL!

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ruby_jane has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing.

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38 minutes ago, NutmeggeRN said:

You are correct, I'm usually not, but some days....🤔🤬  LOL!

That day was just working your last nerve. I get it.

What I don't think parents understand is that when they constantly mow the lawn in front of sweet baby, sweet baby doesn't develop real-world practical skills for crisis management, time management, and resilience. Of course, that is tea that no parent wants to drink....

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On 11/6/2019 at 8:26 AM, ruby_jane said:

That day was just working your last nerve. I get it.

What I don't think parents understand is that when they constantly mow the lawn in front of sweet baby, sweet baby doesn't develop real-world practical skills for crisis management, time management, and resilience. Of course, that is tea that no parent wants to drink....

OK, I have to ask.  FAPE?  NTX?  mow the lawn?

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36 minutes ago, Kooky Korky said:

OK, I have to ask.  FAPE?  NTX?  mow the lawn?

Free, Appropriate, Public Education every child in the United States is entitled to a free appropriate public education from the ages of three until they are 21 years of age.

NTX. I think North Texas

 

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