Monday, January 18, 2021



Updated to an Emergency Box!

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Do you remember the original emergency bag post from 2012? 
It is the most popular post from this blog!

AND ... for years I've promised an update, but 
as a busy school nurse the promised, updated blog post 
kept getting pushed to the back burner.

I finally took a few minutes to take a picture of my current emergency bag! 
That's right, it's not actually a bag- it is a BOX!

I still keep it on a shelf in my office for easy grab-n-go access.
I still have the same supplies as before, BUT
the supplies are nicely organized by like items in this box.

I've used pencil storage cases and made labels for each!
Need fancy labels?  These are printed from my computer 
onto regular paper then taped to the pencil boxes!

Even though the box itself is more cumbersome to carry than a bag,
I prefer having all like items neatly organized and labeled!

The pencil boxes are large enough that I can keep folded copies of
specific emergency action plans inside too! 
So far this new option has been working out great.

Hang tight for another update- 
in eight years or so :)

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I do not carry an AED with me to emergencies because 
there are seven located in various areas throughout the school.
Many school nurses (including myself) need standing orders for the emergency items mentioned above!

Friday, January 1, 2021

Newsletter Compilation


Anyone else like to over analyze their progress for a certain time period or project? 

Seems like the new year is always the time for a little over-analysis.

Anyway, the middle of December (2019), I decided to write informational and (hopefully) helpful newsletters for other school nurses. Turns out, I only wrote a few and not as consistently as my original plan, but that is OK.  Regardless, I received some wonderful feedback from other school nurses, made a few changes, and wrote on.  I'd love to continue with this in the future too.

for all the newsletters in one place

Please let me know what topics you'd like to read about... 

THANK YOU - stay safe & healthy. 

The School Nurse

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Write With Me

 Have you noticed the new tab on the 
Diary Of The School Nurse blog?

I have this elementary love for I AM poems
and thought many of you might too.

I AM poems are easy enough to write, 
yet strong enough to be full of emotion.

Please accept this invitation to share your I AM poem with me. 

2020 has been quite the year and 
writing about your challenges, achievements, guilt, happiness,
and/or sadness might be just the outlet you need 
(and didn't even know you needed!).

Sunday, October 18, 2020

FREEBIES for The School Nurse


FREE Samples for The School Nurse

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How many school nurses have an unlimited budget with funds available for any purchase?
Not many, most school nurses have adequate budgets that cover the necessities.
I am lucky with a decent sized budget that covers needed items and a few wants.
One way to make your budget stretch is to search out FREE SAMPLES.

Are you wondering where to find free samples?
Don't worry- The School Nurse has started a Google doc 
listing many valuable items available for FREE!

The Google list includes links for items such as: 
Feminine Hygiene Products
Allergy Medication
AED grants
Diabetic Training Supplies
Epi Pens

If you find this list helpful then please refer others

to this blog post so they can view it too!

Do you have a free resource you'd like to add to the list?
If so, please post in the comment section or send details to

Many thanks and I hope you find this list helpful!

PS If anyone has a coupon for a free countertop nugget ice maker please let me know :) 

Remember to check out The School Nurse Amazon Storefront lists too!

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