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 would be great! But you know the old

School Teachers vs. School Nurses – 3 Reasons to Listen

School Nurse

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 I did feel they were attempting to “tread on thin

Concussion Symptoms Assessment for the School Nurse

concussion symptoms

“Whoa, man! What happened to you? Did you get in a fight with a ninja?” A little kindergartner enters the health office with a huge goose egg on his right forehead. “I bet you licked him, didn’t you?” Of course, without a frame of reference, the kinder looks at me

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 of school. After getting on the school bus another kid

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 to end. There’s the day-to-day routine that is ironically never

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 into my PowerPoint presentation feels a little sheepish. After a

Snow Day Number 6

Snow Day

Six Snow Days and a weekend to boot!A six day stretch of snow days (that’s a total of 8 days off in a row when counting the weekend). Will we go for day six? Who knows? Maybe a facebook message from the district will pop up like it did this morning, “School