School Nurse Kevin’s 5th Grade Puberty Presentation

School Nurse Kevin's FREE Puberty PowerPoint PresentationYesterday I taught my 5th puberty presentation this year. As a school nurse, there’s one thing I am sure of: They already know 90% of what I am presenting. But they still giggle. They giggle like a room full of 2nd grade girls when

School Nurse’s Guide to Strep Throat

The School Nurse’s Guide to GASI wanted to call this article “The School Nurse’s Guide to GAS.” But, I thought that if someone was really looking (and being serious) about strep throat that “GAS” wouldn’t be a term that would draw a school nurse to an article on Strep Throat.

School Nurse’s Guide to Celiac Disease

I do love me some bread. We usually don’t buy bread...we make it. Yes, sometimes in our breadmaker (why not?). But, a lot of the time we make it from scratch. Each Sunday, after church, our congregation shares a snack and some “community time.” I’ve noticed that on the days

School Nurse’s Guide to the Dehydrated Child

When I was a kid in school, the blissful hour was the last hour of school. It was that hour when we knew “freedom” was being counted in minutes rather than hours. Then there was Ms. Foster. Yes...Ms. Foster....who, during the last 60 seconds of the last period would mozey

School Nurse Guide to Measles – Rubeola

(MEE-zills)“Nurse Kevin, we don’t believe in immunizations; we feel that we should allow our child’s own immune system to get strong.” There are many, many different objections parents give me about immunizations, but this one was...well...I had never heard one like this before. Truth be known, why don’t we just

School Nurse Guide to Fifth Disease – Slapped-Cheek Syndrome – Parvovirus B19

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I am TOTALLY getting spring fever! I know it’s only the middle of January, but I don’t care...I’m already doing some gardening preparations. However, if you’ve noticed a few children with “spring fever” this early in the year, it’s likely viral...and they are sick...literally. We’ve already talked about the flu

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

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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

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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

School Nurse’s Guide to Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)

School Nurse’s Guide to Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) - One of my first job interviews was in Phoenix, Arizona for a school nurse position...well...kinda like a school nurse position. During my interview, the director shared this story: Two girls are up and dressed and ready for school. This is not a normal school;

Whooping Cough – School Nurse’s Guide

The end of the school day is one of my favorite times of the day. No, not (just) because it’s close to time to leave and get home. I just love watching all the young-uns leaving with their backpacks, shouting, “See you tomorrow, Nurse Kevin!” as they wave vigorously in