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Vent! Teachers,parents and students ready for break!

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raidermom has 19 years experience and specializes in med surg, geriatrics, peds.

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Okay I am so ready to be out of school, I have reached my limit of teachers trying to override my decision about whether a student needs to go home or stay at school. I have a teacher that wants her students out of her room for a runny nose!!:no: Then I have had teachers send the same students back to me 5 times in an hour because they tell them they dont feel good. I was actually very harsh with a student and teacher this week because they wanted to send the student home without any signs of sickness and they said the student was running a fever because they were hot even though my thermometer said temp was 97.6. I actuallytold both the teacher and student that there was nothing wrong with them and they would not be going home that day until the bell rang and then I told the teacher that I don't come in her classroom and tell her how to teach so don't come to my office and tell me how to be a nurse.:mad: I have never done that and I am ashamed that I let my temper get the best of me. Of course I am working sick with bronchitis because there are no subs to be found. I have had 4 shots this week to try to prevent pneumonia and a hospital stay and they don't want a kid who has a runny nose in their room???!!!THEN you have the parents who after calling 5 phone numbers you still cant get ahold of to come pick up their vomitting, running fever child so they are in your office all day/afternoon.

I am sorry this is so long nd a vent but I had to let it out someway!No one seems to understand why I am upset and have said that I really needed to take a day off if I was gonna act like I was acting. My reaction to that is Friday cannot get her fast enough!!!:yes:

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JenTheSchoolRN is a BSN, RN and specializes in School nursing.

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Two days! You - and the rest of us - can make it! I like to say that almost everyone at school, both teachers and students, are suffering from the same condition: almostchristmasbreakitis.

As I was riding home on the subway last night, I also realized what is making this week extra hard for me - no sunlight. I leave for work at 6 AM when it is dark. I leave school at 4:30 PM when it is dark. My office is in the basement, with two tiny windows that let in almost no natural light. I plan on spending my break near as much natural light as possible!

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I have been seriously considering getting one of these window-style picture frames from Target, and putting a picture and some lights behind it so I can "feel" like I have a window!

And raidermom, I also feel you on the "no subs" issue. I was puking in my own clinic last Friday but didn't want to leave because there's no one to come in right now. :yuck: Christmas (break), Christmas (break), don't be late!

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raidermom has 19 years experience and specializes in med surg, geriatrics, peds.

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Thanks guys! I feel better today and I just had to vent yesterday. I also think some of it comes for being unappreciated and knowing that unlike everyone here I havent been able to take off to do any shopping because I cannot even find a sub for when I am sick. Also we have given money to buy gifts for the pricipal, secretary and custodian. I have never received a gift from the group collectively only a few of my parents even think of me and most of those are not students that I take care of on a regular basis. So my plan is to bring cheer today wherever I go as tomorrow is our last day and I can shop for Christmas on Monday. I have realized I was throwing a pity party and I don't have it as bad as some, by any means!! So I hope you all Have a Very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a wonderful HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Esme12 is a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma.

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((HUGS)) Merry Christmas!

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

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ONE MORE WAKE UP!!!!

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Same frustration here. Even today, a student comes in with a bruised and swollen finger from a basketball game yesterday. We iced it then I buddy taped it for her with athletic tape. The next period the student returns asking for more tape. When I asked where the other tape was she said the gym teacher told her it wasn't necessary and told her to take it off. Mind you she didn't even have gym, she was simply walking in the hallway. I do things for a reason! Break can't come soon enough.

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Yep. I've definitely had teachers send kids to me and then when I sent the kids back (knowing that they are just fine), they personally come up and leave the kid in my office and call home using my office phone because the kid was not "acting like themselves" that day. Okay, we all have off days-kids can have them, too.

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coughdrop.2.go has 3 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in School Nursing, Public Health Nurse.

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I'm already ready for today to be over. Today was suppose to be an "easy" day. It's finals today and tomorrow and it's a half day. Well 2 students passed out (stress) and another had a seizure in the middle of an exam. Almost there!!! Have a great break everyone!!

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did the teacher have five unbroken fingers after they used your phone?

Yep. I've definitely had teachers send kids to me and then when I sent the kids back (knowing that they are just fine), they personally come up and leave the kid in my office and call home using my office phone because the kid was not "acting like themselves" that day. Okay, we all have off days-kids can have them, too.

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