Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Beginning of a School Year & Saying goodbye to September

It's a new school year!

Welcome to another semester.

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Hopefully Helpful School Nurse Tip:  The more experience you have working as a school nurse, the more you'll be comfortable with your routine, duties, tasks, and boundaries. Let's take a look at a few things I enjoy about being a school nurse this time of year.

If you're a school nurse you know how busy the beginning part of the school year can be! Who am I kidding?  It seems like every part of the school year is busy, 
but for sure the beginning part of the year!

Here are a few things about me as a school nurse-

  1. I like using pretty colored pens in my calendar!  It just makes things look better.  If I can make my busy days look better then the days might seem more manageable.
  2. I like to re-purpose empty supply boxes.  See the picture in the upper right corner?  It was the house for non-adherent pads, but it now is a home for some passes I use on a weekly basis! And the vintage Band-Aid container (in the bottom right corner)- it just looks pretty. 
  3. I prefer one large (8 inch) To-Do stack in one area of my desk v. multiple  tiny stacks covering my entire desk.
  4. Work life is a little easier if you can stay organized!  I make lists of things to do, write notes in my calendar, I actually have a binder titled "book of lists" which is used as a reference for students who have received special passes throughout the year, and I try to compartmentalize areas in my office for certain, specific like tasks.
Comment something you've learned about yourself as a school nurse-

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