Welcome to The Tooth Fairy Club!

What a fun age: you go to first grade, start learning big things, get real homework, and teeth are falling out all over the place! As we all know, losing baby teeth is a normal part of life. Some kids look forward to it and others are afraid. Here are some tips and tricks forContinue reading “Welcome to The Tooth Fairy Club!”

And We’re back…

Just over 365 days ago, we got the word that school would be closing for two weeks in order to mitigate this “Coronavirus” thing that was happening. I was so sick that week but we didn’t have any cases in this side of the country so at the time I didn’t think anything of it.Continue reading “And We’re back…”

Your Kid Has an Allergy: What the School Nurse Needs You to Know.

Your child has an allergy to something and you have to send them off to school. That can be scary for many parents but we’ve got your back here at school! Here is some information your school nurse wants you to know about having allergies at school. What is an anaphylactic allergy or anaphylaxis? AnaphylaxisContinue reading “Your Kid Has an Allergy: What the School Nurse Needs You to Know.”

Periods: What the School Nurse Needs You Need to Know.

It’s happening. It’s about that time that your young lady has been waiting for. She got her period. It is a new phase of life for her full of questions, emotions, hormones, and anxiety. What does the school nurse want you to know so we can all help her live her best life at school?Continue reading “Periods: What the School Nurse Needs You Need to Know.”

The School Nurse: More Than Bandaids and Ice packs

“Oh, you’re a school nurse? So what do you even DO? Like just give bandaids and stuff?” I hear this all the time. The other big one right now is “Oh, you’re a school nurse? Must be sooo nice to be able to just sit at home and not work during a pandemic!” I couldContinue reading “The School Nurse: More Than Bandaids and Ice packs”

I want to Share Your Voice!

Your Favorite School Nurse would like to hear from all of you to see how things are going and hear some input about your experiences so far with this weird school year. Click the link to the survey and fill out the “interview” for me so I can learn about your experiences and share yourContinue reading “I want to Share Your Voice!”

We All Need a Little CEU In Our Lives.

Renewing your nursing license? If you aren’t in school right now then you’re gonna need CEU hours to renew your license properly. Not to mention that continuing education is paramount to being a good nurse! I thought I’d help everyone out a little and hook you up with some links to CEU’s, I’m hunting forContinue reading “We All Need a Little CEU In Our Lives.”

Your Favorite School Nurse Has Been Swamped!

Has anyone else been just swamped with work since school started? I totally have been. I’m all virtual right now and working from home which poses quite a few problems as far as trying to organize and get work done while there are children and pets running around! Navigating all the Google Classrooms, ClassDojos, StudentContinue reading “Your Favorite School Nurse Has Been Swamped!”

Don’t Insult The Nurse!

Does anyone else remember that time that the ladies on “The View” mocked the nurse turned pageant contestant for wearing a “nurse’s costume” with a “doctor’s stethoscope”? I was kind of mad. Here’s what I messaged them 5 years ago: Dear Ladies of The View: I’m sure by now you’ve see the error of yourContinue reading “Don’t Insult The Nurse!”

Do You Need to Make an Individualized Healthcare Plan or an Action Plan?

One of the many jobs we have to complete as a school nurse is to make Individualized Healthcare Plans (IHP) for students. Remember nursing school when you had to make care plans for your patients and thought you’d never have to do those again once you graduated? You were wrong! The IHP is essentially aContinue reading “Do You Need to Make an Individualized Healthcare Plan or an Action Plan?”

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