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.”

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!”

What Should You Include in Your Classroom “Care Packages”?

*This post contains affiliate links* I don’t know about everyone but this school nurse likes to provide little care packages to all the teachers at school for managing minor booboos and issues in class. After all, one of our main goals is to keep butts in seats and not running to the nurse all theContinue reading “What Should You Include in Your Classroom “Care Packages”?”

Just a tidbit about Coronavirus:

I am posting this from Facebook – this is a post by an Emergency Trauma Center doctor I used to work with. Her opinion and practice are well respected by myself and many others. By Traci Ryan, Emergency Medicine. “I’ve seen and heard several opinions about Corona (Covid 19) floating around and I thought thatContinue reading “Just a tidbit about Coronavirus:”

Why Is It So Hard To Be A New Nurse Among Experienced Nurses?

We’ve all heard that little expression “nurses eat their young” and give a little giggle because #newnurses, right? They are often young, inexperienced in nursing, inexperienced in life and in need of guidance by more experienced folks like ourselves. I’ve seen and experienced this type of bullying among nurses throughout my career in healthcare andContinue reading “Why Is It So Hard To Be A New Nurse Among Experienced Nurses?”

What’s That Rash?

A question I’m asked frequently at school, “Nurse, what’s this rash from?” is honestly a tough one to answer. There are so many different kind of rashes, some are contagious, some are bug bites, and some are just random “nothing” rashes. I’ll tell you from the start, I have no idea what bug bit you.Continue reading “What’s That Rash?”

Your Kid Needs Immunizations For School: What You Need to Know.

So your child has started school, or started at a new school. You’ve provided all the information they asked for but the school nurse calls and sends a letter home saying that your kid needs immunizations. *Eye roll*, you thought you were all set but now you have to make a doctors appointment and dragContinue reading “Your Kid Needs Immunizations For School: What You Need to Know.”

To Ice or Not To Ice

To ice or not to ice? This is an issue I face daily as the school nurse. The little ones get bumped and boo-boo’ed and the first thing everyone thinks is “oh dear, you need ice for that pain!”. But when is it appropriate to give ice for an injury and when is it notContinue reading “To Ice or Not To Ice”

Your Kid Has Asthma: What the School Nurse Needs You to Know

So your kid has asthma, and they go to school. Here’s what the school nurse needs you to know about that: 1. I need you to understand what asthma is and isn’t. Asthma is not a cough or a cold. Asthma is not being out of breath from physical activity. Asthma is a big deal. Continue reading “Your Kid Has Asthma: What the School Nurse Needs You to Know”

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