Tag: school nursing

Considering School Nursing

As a school nurse, you walk proudly with one foot in nursing and the other in education. At some point in your career, you have may well have considered school nursing as an option. Most likely it was when you were scheduled to work…

School Nurse Shortage

As the role of the school nurse grows, funds wane for school healthcare School nurses do more than take temperatures and call home when a child is sick. They manage the insulin regimens of students with diabetes, supply quick-response asthma care, combat allergic reactions…

Telehealth in Schools

Nurses facilitate real-time treatment options A student complains of a sore throat. She goes to see the school nurse who determines it would be best if a physician checked her out, as she may need medication. The girl’s parents are called, one must leave…

School Nurses & Obamacare

While kids may be sad to hit the books again, the start of the 2014-15 school represents an positive period for school nurses. Implementation of the Affordable Care Act started in 2010 and now 4.2 million people have selected a marketplace plan during the…

School Nurse Shortage Update

In talking with a group of colleagues, a school nurse admitted recently that she had gone into the field a decade or two earlier thinking it would be less stressful than working in a hospital. Everyone laughed. “We all laughed because that’s just not…

School Nurses & Emergency Preparedness

Emergencies always have one thing in common: They are unplanned. Nobody plans on having tornadoes gallop through their town. Nobody plans on having a mudslide careen down a mountain toward a school. Nobody plans on having a deranged gunman hold an entire building hostage.…

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