OldDude, RN Guide 24,671 Views
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I've thought about it. In Texas a school nurse is allowed a "duty free" lunch. There is no reference to "where." If you're principal is aware of your lunch break schedule and approves of it, I think you're ok; unless you walk out to lunch in the middle of needing to care for a student or something dumb like that.
People think this about any nurse who doesn't work on an inpatient unit in a hospital. It's been 6 years since I was a hospital nurse but consistently when people hear I am a nurse, the first question they ask is "what hospital do you work for?" I am currently employed by a hospital but I never set foot in it. I can't be bothered to explain what I do to (complex care management for medically complex children in foster care) to anyone outside of nursing, so I just say the hospital and leave it at that now.
No one discouraged me from doing school when I was working in one though it was only a per diem job. My best friend who is a school psychologist frequently encourages me to look into school nursing purely for the schedule and town benefits. I have such a good gig now that I don't want to be tied down to a school schedule though.
Welcome...you won't be bored with that many elementary schoolers.
Did anyone try to discourage me...No
3 words...Me, Myself, I...total autonomy over my clinic. Just the way I like it.
Congratulations!! Welcome to the farm!!
You don't mention frequency of working summer jobs...
Good for you! You won't regret it. Keep in touch...congratulations!!
Well said! Well written!! Our school district went through some lean times but, fortunately, did not cut the nursing staff. We have 7 campuses and they are staffed by a RN on each campus every day. Excellent and factual points in your article and quite compelling. I completely agree. Thank you!
...the same rate of mental illness, the same freaking everything..
This only happens in the US.
And yet there are troubled teens in every country.
Isn't it time to look elsewhere for solutions and accept that gun ownership needs to go?
...As a side note - - is it just me or does it seem like the asthma label/dx is applied fairly quickly/broadly? With years-long (unnecessary) consequences sometimes?...
My med pick up letters went out a couple weeks ago...
One of my favorite recollections is, as kbrn2002's nephew, a higher functioning kid with autism entered KG. I was standing with the coach in the gym and we both noticed this guy running toward the red box on the wall. We both immediately took chase but weren't fast enough before he pulled the fire alarm. He became quite famous for that. Last year he came through for his senior walk and "we" got our picture taken with him in his cap and gown, reaching out to pull that same fire alarm as I was holding him back! He calls me every year on my birthday...never forgets.
This year I'm saying farewell to my kid with Type 1. I've seen this guy at least 3 times a day for the past six years and now he's moving on...gulp.
We disassemble the computers, clear the desk and counter tops and floors for summer cleaning. Otherwise, I walk away until August. the office staff is here for 3 more weeks and they have a key to give medicine to parents that may happen by to pick it up. When I come back, I see what medicine is left and deal with it then.
This would definitely have my creep alarm going off too. Kudos to you on the steps you've already taken. I agree with Wine that 14 year old can be impulsive and if she is prone to arguing with her mother, then she might decide one night, "heck with it", contact the guy and be on the next bus to slave city. One question is raised - if no pictures were exchanged, then why does he tell her she has kissable lips? I feel like even though she is being very forth coming, there still may be another layer.
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