School Nurse Grey Gorilla

Find Your School Nurse Grey GorillaI am entering into my 22nd year as a nurse...and some years back (seemingly in a different life)...back in nursing school...we learned our nursing-trade basics from the best of the best of the best. These ladies were published in RN and Nursing magazines and would

School Nurse Christmas Break Survival Guide

School Nurse Christmas Break Survival Guide, school nurse, nurse, Christmas, winter break, Christmas break, holiday break, new years, school break, holiday

Remember the old days? I remember...oh how I remember. My boss, God loves her, would set out a “holiday dream list” in late September. She would list Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, and New Years Day as “dreamed”-for holiday days to take off. “Number the most important

School Nurse’s Guide to the Why Questions: 6 Reasons Why Folks Ask Why

school nurse guide to the why question

Why do people ask the “why question?” See, right there...I am asking y’all “why” folks ask “why.” This is a simple concept, and I know y’all will get the ah-ha moment very soon...and...knowing how smart y’all are (all school nurses are super-duper smart), y’all probably have gotten it already, but

11 Qualities of an Awesome School Nurse

Qualities Awesome School Nurse

11 Qualities of an Awesome School Nurse - Nurses are great folks. And I ain't just saying that because I'm a nurse; I have worked with hundreds of nurses in four different states and in five different “genres” of nursing. We nurses are pretty awesome folks. Sure we are! We

How to Recognize the Fakers

“Nurse Kevin, I am so sick...I think I am having ‘ana-pol-axis.’ I am very allergic to killer bees...and marinara sauce. Can I have a mint?” Little Jenny has some very concerning “ailments.” She has managed to articulate her reason for coming to see the nurse, clearly...and without pausing...and while suffering from

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 that there is ONLY ONE NEGATIVE thing about being a

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 shifts, on-call shifts, and extra shifts, I have worked them