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Has 25 years experience.

No man or woman is an island. It takes a village.

Bla bla bla.

That being said, who do you trust?

My personality is loud in RL, like it is here. I have 1 or 2 teachers and guidance that I am friends with, but outside of them I really feel like I don't trust school personnel the way I trusted other nurses, or even docs.

Tina, RN

Specializes in Acute Care, CM, School Nursing. Has 20 years experience.

I agree completely. School personnel are a different breed. There are only 2 people in my building that I trust enough to chat with and vent to.

This will be an interesting thread!

JenTheSchoolRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in School nursing.

I don't usually vent ever to teachers, but do trust a few administrative people. I also have another nurse who covers a couple of other grades in our other campus building and we vent/chat a lot. It helps.

I also have a loud personality in RL. Or so I've been told...;)

Farawyn

Has 25 years experience.

Oh yea, the other nurses in my district are good, but they are not in my building.

Flare, ASN, BSN

Specializes in school nursing, ortho, trauma.

i don't have any other nurses in my district. i have a secretary or to that i can vent to and honestly my principal does have my back in most circumstances -though i'm still waiting to hear back on the more help issue ;). I can vent to him when i really need to.

I sense that I can only chat about work gripes with other school nurses, and in my district we have monthly meetings. Can't put my finger on why, but something tells me not to open up too much with other staff when I have the opportunity to share something with them. Definitely don't feel that medical camaraderie with non-nurses in school! Glad you guys are here, too :)

amoLucia

Specializes in LTC.

To Farawyn and Jen - you both used RL. Please what is RL?

CalNevaMimi, LPN, LVN

Specializes in DD, PD/Agency Peds, School Sites.

I was an elementary school teacher for several years and now I'm an elementary school site nurse. It's like knowing the secret handshake about who you can trust. There is only ONE person: Head Custodian.

NanaPoo

Specializes in School Nursing, Hospice,Med-Surg. Has 18 years experience.

I definitely have only felt the camaraderie with custodians. What is up with that?

I am the one and only nurse and am definitely NOT a loud personality type. I have one staff member that I occasionally vent to in desperation but don't think I can trust her that much so I try to keep it to myself.

Farawyn

Has 25 years experience.

To Farawyn and Jen - you both used RL. Please what is RL?

REAL LIFE!

People "shush" me.

Farawyn

Has 25 years experience.

I was an elementary school teacher for several years and now I'm an elementary school site nurse. It's like knowing the secret handshake about who you can trust. There is only ONE person: Head Custodian.

I LOVE this.

SnowyJ, RN

Has 28 years experience.

It's different for me because my children went to the school where I work, so I was fortunate to know a LOT of the staff members. My only issue is that some are dismissive of things I ask of them, and not good at communicating. (Answering emails, etc.)

The office staff is primo. They "get it" and try to help. That helps a lot.

I also have another nurse in an adjoining building and it is SO helpful to get her input. We are separate schools, same district. Makes a big difference.

abc123RN

Has 21 years experience.

At home the dear hubs gets to listen to every little gripe from my day...for 15 minutes then no more work talk. At school, the secretary and one teacher are all I trust to speak my mind, and even then I limit what I will say.

kidzcare

Has 5 years experience.

There is one secretary that I feel I can share a small gripe with. I feel like every concern I've brought to my administrators and higher up is dismissed with zero fanfare. And my office is very close to the principal's office and I've heard many, MNAY times the principal and asst. principal bad mouthing other staff. Doesn't make me want to bring anything up.... Also, with no possibility of tenure, I feel like the squeaky wheel might get replaced.

amoLucia

Specializes in LTC.

Thank you for the RL explanation. I truly had no idea. I am 'computerily challenged' so some words are like a real life foreign language'. And I am gadget deprived. My cell phone is a candidate for the Smithsonian.

Learn something everyday!

lvnforschool

Specializes in School Nursing.

Omg! We are twins, I love my head Custodian. I totally trust him cause he talks to me about everything/everyone. He works late in the evening, so who is he gonna talk to! Admin has way left the building

CalNevaMimi, LPN, LVN

Specializes in DD, PD/Agency Peds, School Sites.

My husband's eyes glaze over easily when I attempt to discuss work. Daughter is a police/911 dispatcher, so she gets it. I like having autonomy and being the only medical person on site more than I dislike it, but wow, it gets really lonely sometimes. Did you all know you are keeping me company? :-)

Farawyn

Has 25 years experience.

My husband's eyes glaze over easily when I attempt to discuss work. Daughter is a police/911 dispatcher, so she gets it. I like having autonomy and being the only medical person on site more than I dislike it, but wow, it gets really lonely sometimes. Did you all know you are keeping me company? :-)

Yes, we did. You all do the same for me.