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Were you a frequent flyer in you’re own school days

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by AzraelAbaddon AzraelAbaddon (New) New Student

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I have some interest in school nursing as a career but I’m an Aussie and it’s really not very common to have a school nurse, though in my first year of nursing school I remember getting an email about second year or higher students acting as an assistant nurse for a program trying to introduce health professionals to some primary schools 

but I want to know if any of the amazing and very funny peeps here were frequent flyers to either their school nurse or the front office of the school? And how do your schools help keep kids at school or at least up to date with school work?

I was 300% the frequent flyer sort, except I’d just call mum on my mobile phone from the bathroom and rock up to the office when she arrived to pick me up, much to the office ladies annoyance, I did have legit medical issues that were sending me home and I was the most anxious kid, my school really went above and beyond to help me stay at school by allowing me to leave class and go to the library to do work or for my teachers to post home work for me instead etc... I had a multitude of hidey holes on campus that I could escape to 

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

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I actually volunteered in the health office! The nurse was a friend of my moms and she knew I had an interest in nursing.  A no-no today due to confidentiality issues.

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SaltineQueen specializes in School Nurse, past Med Surge.

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I don't even remember knowing there was a school nurse...I'm sure there was, but I never went to her.  .

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MHDNURSE has 21 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN, NP and specializes in Pediatrics, Community, and School Health.

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We didn't have a school nurse, but I was the kid who faked sick to stay home at least once a month.  I discovered the benefits of a "mental health day" early on in life 🙂

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i remember going a lot in like 4 or 5th grade.  Fun fact, i am the nurse in the school where i went as a kid and i can now understand the geographic reasons for frequent flyerism.  i outgrew it once i left the hallway, as do the most of the rest.  

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

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In high school I definitely was! I hated gym class.

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Eleven011 has 20+ years experience and specializes in Home Health,Dialysis, MDS, School Nurse.

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I have a sketchy memory of sitting in an office I was unfamiliar with, feeling like death and trying not to throw up and being very happy when my mom showed up.   I imagine that was the nurses office.    There was no nurse when I was in Jr High/High School, and I don't ever recall leaving early due to being sick.    

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Supernrse01 has 18 years experience and specializes in Telemetry, Gastroenterology, School Nrs.

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I don't remember even having a nurse. I can vaguely remember a couple of women coming in to do scoliosis screenings once  and another time having our whole class checked for head lice, but other than that, I have no memory of a nurse being in our buildings.

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k1p1ssk has 8 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in pediatrics.

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I was the queen of visiting the nurse... But I was the kid the nurse had great report with and she kinda just let me do my thing... grab a bandaid, tell her what I needed to feel better, etc. If I was legitimately sick, it was obvious and she'd call my parents/grandparents to come get me without too many questions. 

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Amethya has 5 years experience and specializes in Cardiology, School Nursing, General.

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My mother was a teacher and we are Hispanics. The one thing I learned early in life is that my mother thinks I'm faking and sends me to school.

So I learned that unless I'm super sick, I shouldn't go to the nurses office. In elementary I only remember going to the nurse maybe 3 times? And my mother worked there, so I was a plus.

The only time I could be considered a FF was when I was in middle school because of migranes I would get due to the chili in the chili and cheese fries I would eat and I would get sick. Came to find out I was allergic to the chili. 

And I was a FF in college due to medication causing me to be sick but that's it. Nothing else.

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CanIcallmymom has 4 years experience.

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Nope. I was the unfortunate girl who never even knew/realized the nurse had feminine products even when I needed them. 🤦‍♀️

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Keeperofbandages is a CNA, LPN and specializes in School Health.

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I wasn't too bad in middle school about visiting the school health room.  I used it more frequently in high school after several injuries from being an athlete.  My Nurse would see me coming and already have a pass made out for me allowing me to go out to the parking lot to get whatever I needed (usually one of my braces).  She actually works now at my old school that I was at for 5 years when I left my district to go to work at one of the Charter Schools.

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