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Getting “Much” of the Children

I’ve been nursing for almost 20 years and have never been able to find a specialty of nursing that I love until I showed up as a school nurse. Christmas after Christmas, holiday after holiday, weekends, evenings, nights, doubles, split

Cause I Ain’t Got a Pencil

A Short Tale of How I Have Begun to Understand the Children About this time during my first year as a school nurse, I had just finished working 78 days in a row without a day off. I thought being a

We’re Going to Be Friends

I love the movie Napoleon Dynamite (I’m from Idaho…all 1.68 million of us like it). It just makes me feel excited about going back to school. After the opening credits, Napoleon quietly awaits the school bus on his first day

The Richest School Nurse in the Whole-Wide World

My second year of being a school nurse is coming to an end. It’s field day at our elementary school and after today, we only have 4 more school days left. Like last year, I kinda don’t want the year

21 Reasons NOT to Wear Shoes in the House!

Somewhere in the world there is someone using the bathroom and will leave without washing their hands. They will do their “business,” perform what ever cleaning they do (or don’t do) and walk right out of the bathroom into the

School Nurse Work Is Fun

I feel guilty! My computer monitor is turned slightly inward to the previously perpendicular, and visible position to the passers by in the office hallway.  My attempts at being less-than-conspicuous as I plug pictures of talking apricots and dinosaur eggs

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Pros and Cons of School Nursing

What are the pros and cons of being a school nurse? In other words, “What are the positives and negatives about being a school nurse?” There are lots and lots of positives and...well...only a few “not-so-positive” things. I dare say

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Pros and Cons of School Nursing

Getting “Much” of the Children

I’ve been nursing for almost 20 years and have never been able to find a specialty of nursing that I love until I showed up as a school nurse. Christmas after Christmas, holiday after holiday, weekends, evenings, nights, doubles, split

Cause I Ain’t Got a Pencil

A Short Tale of How I Have Begun to Understand the Children About this time during my first year as a school nurse, I had just finished working 78 days in a row without a day off. I thought being a

School Nurse

School Teachers vs. School Nurses – 3 Reasons to Listen

Two teachers came to visit me today. They were polite as they approached me with a few questions. At first I didn’t know what to think; I didn’t feel like they were teaming up on me, the school nurse. But

We’re Going to Be Friends

I love the movie Napoleon Dynamite (I’m from Idaho…all 1.68 million of us like it). It just makes me feel excited about going back to school. After the opening credits, Napoleon quietly awaits the school bus on his first day

The Richest School Nurse in the Whole-Wide World

My second year of being a school nurse is coming to an end. It’s field day at our elementary school and after today, we only have 4 more school days left. Like last year, I kinda don’t want the year

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