Here's a little glimpse into the life of a school nurse. There never seems to be a dull moment when you work with kids all day.
You might be a School Nurse if...
1) You provide a free daycare for kids that have no parents between the hours of 8am to 3pm
2) More than one person has accused you of putting head lice on certain kids.
3) You can tell that a kid hasn't taken their medication because they're climbing the walls.
4) You have reminded others, including the administration that there is more regulation to your job besides what the principal says. There is a "Nurse Practice Act"....Hellooo?
5) You have questioned a child if their vomitus looked like lunch or just nasal drainage.
6) Kids recognize you outside of school and you overhear them telling their parents that you're the "bug lady at school."
7) You have reminded teachers that poopy pants, gum in hair, hang nails, muddy shoes and faking fevers are not medical problems.
8) You use technical terminology like "does it hurt real bad?"
9) You teach parents constantly that nits and eggs are the same thing.
10) You've had to explain to parents that kids who are projectile vomiting, have a fever of 104.5F and explosive diarrhea are not faking it.
11) You give more hugs out than you do Band-Aids :)
12) You are Nurse friendly in September and uh, not so much in May.
13) You dwell on the fact that some kids have a rotten life when they go home at night and you feel so helpless.
14) You use very intellectual medical terminology words like "Pee" and "poop." "Number one" or "number 2."
15) You know you make a difference in so many kids lives and you love what you do!