Thursday, July 11, 2024

School Vaccination Requirements


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School Nurse Tip: Let’s chat about something super important for students- vaccinations! It's not the most thrilling topic, but "stick" with me as we discuss their importance.

Understanding The Importance of Vaccinations

First things first, vaccinations are all about keeping our kids healthy and safe. These vaccines protect against serious diseases like measles, mumps, and whooping cough. You might think, “Those are old-timey illnesses, right?” Well, they can still make a comeback if we’re not careful. Vaccines help ensure those diseases (and more) stay in the past.

States require immunizations for children to attend schools to protect public health and ensure a safe learning environment. Here are some key reasons behind this requirement:
  1. Preventing Disease Outbreaks: Immunizations help prevent the spread of contagious diseases like measles, mumps, and whooping cough. Schools are environments where children are in close contact, making it easier for diseases to spread if students are not vaccinated.

  2. Herd Immunity: When a high percentage of the population is vaccinated, it helps protect those who cannot be vaccinated due to medical conditions, such as allergies or compromised immune systems. This concept, known as herd immunity, reduces the overall incidence of disease.

  3. Protecting Vulnerable Populations: School immunization requirements help protect children who are at higher risk for severe complications from vaccine-preventable diseases, such as those with chronic health conditions.

  4. Compliance with Public Health Policies: Immunization requirements are part of broader public health policies aimed at reducing the incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases. These policies are based on recommendations from health authorities like the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

  5. Reducing Health Care Costs: Preventing outbreaks through vaccination reduces the economic burden on the healthcare system by decreasing the need for medical treatments, hospitalizations, and public health interventions during disease outbreaks. There may also be fewer sick days for students and missed work for their parents. 

  6. Educational Continuity: Vaccinations go through rigorous testing to ensure they're safe and effective. Not many people enjoy getting shots, but the benefits tend to outweigh the brief discomfort. By preventing outbreaks, immunization requirements help maintain regular school attendance and minimize disruptions in education caused by illness.

Understanding the importance of vaccinations for students is important, but so is learning how to organize student vaccination information efficiently. This PDF guide, 'Vaccination Organization,' is only $1. It offers essential strategies, practical tips, and valuable resources to help school nurses maintain orderly and accurate vaccination records.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Support For School Nurses- Online CE Course

School Nurse Networking & Mentoring Course

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Building Bridges: The Importance of Networking & Mentoring for School Nurses

In the unique world of school nursing, building strong professional relationships is key to success and growth. The latest course, Building Bridges: The Importance of Networking & Mentoring for School Nurses, is crafted to support both new and experienced school nurses in mastering these essential skills.

This course not only helps you distinguish between mentoring and networking but also highlights the key benefits of each and helps you evaluate your current strategies. With practical lessons, real-life scenarios, and printable materials, you'll gain valuable insights that can be immediately applied to your daily practice.


Course Objectives

  1. Identify the Difference Between Mentoring and Networking for School Nurses

    • Understanding the unique roles and benefits of mentoring and networking is crucial. This course helps you distinguish between the two, enabling you to leverage each for your professional development.
  2. Recall Three Benefits of Mentoring and Networking for School Nurses

    • Mentoring and networking offer numerous advantages. By the end of this course, you'll be able to articulate at least three key benefits that these practices bring to school nurses.
  3. Evaluate Current Mentoring and Networking Strategies

    • Gain insights into effective strategies for mentoring and networking. This course will equip you with the tools to assess and enhance your current practices, ensuring you maximize the opportunities available.

Course Structure

The course is divided into lessons, each packed with valuable content and practical applications. Here's what you can expect:

  • Lessons: Each lesson is designed to provide in-depth knowledge and actionable insights into networking and mentoring.
  • Printable Materials: Access slide handouts and resource/reference pages that you can print and keep for ongoing reference.
  • Real-Life Scenarios: Engage with real-life scenarios throughout the course to ensure the content is relevant and applicable to your daily practice as a school nurse.


Take Action Today

  • This course not only adds value to your professional skills but also helps you fulfill the continuing education requirements needed to maintain your nursing license. 
  • Remember to check with your school district about reimbursement options, as many districts support continuing education for their nurses. 

Don't miss out on the chance to enroll in the online, anytime CE course, Building Bridges: The Importance of Networking and Mentoring for School NursesWith its flexible and affordable learning format, you can earn 1 CE credit at your convenience for just $17. Plus, many school districts offer reimbursement for CE courses, making it a cost-effective investment in your professional development.


The School Nurse LLC is an Approved CE Provider by the Florida Board of Nursing Provider #: 50-37832

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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

New School Nurse Resources

New School Nurse Resources Coming Your Way

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Hopefully Helpful School Nurse Tip: Starting your journey can be overwhelming, but you don't have to do it alone. The School Nurse LLC is here to help you navigate everything from daily tasks to bigger challenges, making your job easier and more rewarding. Sign up for our future emails to get exclusive tips, resources, and products made just for you.

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Sunday, May 19, 2024 - NEW WEBSITE!

The School Nurse LLC

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Hopefully Helpful School Nurse Tip: Don't worry Diary Of A School Nurse blog isn't going anyway, but I've got some exciting news to share! A brand-new website designed just for school nurses; please check it out at and let me know what you think! Read on for an overview of the four main pages...

A few of you have emailed me wondering where I've been-  Well, I've been busy creating this brand new website just for school nurses!  My goal is to fill it with valuable, convenient, online Continuing Education classes specific for school nurse. I have one course available now and will be adding more soon. So, be sure to SIGN UP FOR COURSE NOTICES and SUBMIT COURSE IDEAS! I want to create courses that you want to take! As always, thank you for your ongoing support and encourage!

The HOME Page

This is where you can learn a little more about me and The School Nurse LLC. There are tabs across the top which will direct you to other pages with the new website too.


The courses page is where you'll find all of the courses created and available for school nurses! My goal is to have one ready to go the by the end of this school year (fingers crossed!). You are encouraged to submit course topic ideas on this page too.


The community collaboration and resources page will offer essential tools, connections, and knowledge to help school nurses. Join us as we build a supportive community dedicated to advancing the field of school nursing.


This is a basic contact me page. Feel free to reach out and I'll reply as soon as possible.


I help school nurses navigate their way through the exciting yet sometimes overwhelming world of school nursing! Are you interested in learning more? Schedule a one-on-one, virtual meeting to address your specific questions and challenges in a confidential and supportive environment.


Monday, January 15, 2024

School Nurse Year in Review 2023

The School Nurse | Looking Back on 2023

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Hopefully Helpful School Nurse Tip: I know there are many school nurse related social media platforms other than mine & I want to take minute to say how thankful I am to all of you! Your support and engagement mean the world to me. Thank you for being a part of this incredible journey, liking, commenting, and sharing my content. I am truly grateful for the amazing community we've built together. Here's to another year of shared moments and future connections. Thank you for being the best followers anyone could ask for!


I'm reflecting on 2023 and am thrilled to share the top 5 blog posts that resonated most with the DOASN blog readers. THANK YOU to each and every reader; your support and interest in my content has been a driving force in continuing to publish posts. Here's to more enriching conversations and exciting content in the upcoming year. Thank you for being a valued part of this community! Now, let's take a look at the top 5 DOASN blog posts from 2023!


I am overwhelmed with gratitude for each one of you who has supported my journey through affiliate purchases. Your trust in my recommendations allows me to continue delivering the content you & other school nurses are looking for. Thank you for not only being loyal followers but also for contributing to the sustainability of my social media platforms. Your support is truly appreciated, and I look forward to bringing you more valuable content in the future.


  1. School Nurse Hall Pass
  2. School Nurse Pass
  3. School Nurse Stamper
  4. Return To Class Stamper
  5. My Teacher Knows I'm Here Hall Pass

Thank you again to all my amazing followers for your support throughout the year. Your engagement, encouragement, and yes- the affiliate link purchases have made a difference for me on this social media journey. Please continue to reach out if there are specific topics and/or products you want to learn more about.

As we approach the new year, I am filled with gratitude for each one of you. I am excited about the opportunities and experiences the coming year holds. Wishing you all a fantastic New Year filled with joy, success, and fulfillment. Thank you again for your continued support!

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