Sunday, December 22, 2019

Gerri Harvey's Card

I know, I know-  the print it tiny, but it is so worth zooming in!  

I hope everyone has an enjoyable break- 

take time to relax and recharge for the second semester!


Saturday, November 16, 2019

Top 5 on Zazzle

Have you ever visited my Zazzle store?

There is a link on the Right side- you should take a look :)

Here are my top 5 Zazzle sold items in the last 30 days.... 
See anything you can't live without?
Affiliate links- click on the item description to see the actual product.

  1. Super cute School Nurse zip up hoodie.
  2. Self-inking "Return to Class" stamper!
  3. RN with medical symbol zip up hoodie!
  4. Pass Required ... wooden box wall decor!
  5. Post-It Note style school nurse office passes.
One of the nice things about Zazzle is that you can customize most of my items.
Add your own name, office number, contact information, etc.
Personalize these items to make them work for you.
my #zazzlemade store

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Splinter Out-

Splinter Out- Get Them IN Your Office Now!

+this post contains affiliate links+

Are you looking for one new item 
to add to your school nurse office this year?  

If so, consider this- Splinter Out; they are perfect for removing those tiny splinters that are impossible to remove with tweezers!

This item is a staple (no pun intended) in my office.
I'd love to hear if you use them too! 

Off Brand Option-

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

3 things I need @ work...

My recent Facebook Post...

I see a theme among these three things I can't live without at work...
My watch (I need to know what time it is), 
my 24 oz Starbucks coffee cup (I need caffeine) and 
my blue light blocking glasses (I need not have a headache). 
What about you? 
What are three things you need to make it through your work day?

commissioned links-
similar Anne Klein Watch -
Starbucks 24 oz Cup -
Starbucks 16 oz Cup -
Cyxus Blue Light Blocking Glasses -

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Classroom Organization

My recent Facebook Post... went something like this...

Lesson Plans for the Classroom

Are there any other school nurses out there reading this post 
who also teach in the classroom? I do
At the high school, I teach a dual-credit Medical Terminology!

These are the products I use to help me plan my 16 weeks in the classroom.
For the last three school years I've ordered this lesson plan book from Amazon; 
it is inexpensive and easily personalized with markers! 
I prefer the M-F vertical style since I am only using this book to plan for one class. 
I write the dates & general daily plans in pencil 
(so I can easily erase and update as needed) one week at a time. 
I keep my more detailed outlines etc in a Google drive folder organized by book chapter.

How do you organize your classroom lessons?
Commissioned Links:
House of Doolittle Lesson Plan Book-
Similar Yellow Highlighters-
Crayola Markers-

Commissioned Links:

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Getting Organized .... Document Sorter



Well, at least get your piles of papers organized :)

+ this post contains affiliate links +

In my personal life, I LOVE Amazon!  

Thankfully, my school district does too!

In fact, the school district I work for has a tax-free account set up with Amazon.

So, the ordering is easy and we also receive free, quick shipping! 
I've ordered from a variety of school health vendors over the years, 
but the last couple of years Amazon has been my favorite!


This paper/document organizer is a must have for all of the beginning of the year piles!  

As busy school nurses, we know filing sometimes takes weeks, but this device lets you organize the piles for easy access. Especially if you need to reference something before you have time to get all of the filing complete!   

paper/document sorter


Monday, June 10, 2019



Have you said any of these statements before?

I really need to be more organized.
I can't remember how I did that.
I wish I could remember when that happened.
When did we complete vision and hearing screening last year and who did I notify?

As school nurses we are super busy- it's hard to remember everything, all of the time, right?  

In my office I love utilizing Google calendar and over this last school year I have been adding detailed (very detailed) descriptions for many of my yearly "to-do list" items. 
I even include website links, contact names & numbers, 
and tips/tricks on what to try for the next year.  
I'm hoping this new digital organization technique keeps me better prepared, 
saves time and of course keeps me more organized!

However, there are those times when I or one of the other nurses in my office says, 
"We really need to write this down!"  
In those times I am hoping this calendar with lots of "blank" space will come in handy!  
We have a wall calendar above the main office phone; 
the perfect location for any of us to jot down a "great idea"!

This wall calendar is also perfect for the new school nurse.  
This will provide space to take notes and then when there is more time (ha ha)
 to put those notes into digital form for future reference!  

PS The calendar can be customized for your school year months, I prefer August - July :) 


Tuesday, February 26, 2019

School Nurses - Does Their Compensation Match Their True Worth?

All Nurses Article

If you haven't read this article yet?

If not, you should!  

It had been on my to-do list since August 2018 and
I'm so thankful I made time last weekend to read it. 
Reading this article made me feel proud to be a school nurse!

Some days are more challenging than others, 
but I wouldn't have it any other way right now :)

School Nurses - Does Their Compensation Match Their True Worth?