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I watch so many tv shows that feature school nurses.

I went to 4 different elementary schools and two different high schools; my boys went to one elementary school and one went to two different high schools ... not a single school nurse in sight. Or on site.
All of our schools around here have them. Do they have school sports in Cananada? In addition to tending to the ill (and the fakers) the nurse processes all of the sports paperwork.
 

PUSH

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I watch so many tv shows that feature school nurses.

I went to 4 different elementary schools and two different high schools; my boys went to one elementary school and one went to two different high schools ... not a single school nurse in sight. Or on site.
We have one nurse for our whole district. But we really need one just for our elementary school. They aren't typical nurses, but at the elementary level they often give students meds that they need to take a certain time of day. They are also the people who hold all the health and medical records for students.
 

PUSH

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My younger sister was a school nurse. Pay was the same as a teacher pay. She had to dispense meds, teach health classes, keep records, etc. Our elementary schools here usually share nurses (2 or 3 schools per nurse), and are the ones who call home when your son runs into walls....twice.
#voiceofexperience
Or when your student swallows a whole necklace.
 
Is "Church street" indicative of the area? Is that where all the churches were originally?
I love how close you are with your sister...so sweet. She obviously adores you.
It’s a street in downtown Orlando with a lot of bars and restaurants. It was close to the arena, so we just walked down there to grab something to eat.
 
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School nurses. Not a thing in my experience.
Any one else?
I’ve only ever seen them on TV. We never had school nurses at any of the schools I went to. This was private school though, so I do t know if that’s why.
In related news, I wish nurses still wore white uniforms and nursing caps.

My first family doctor used to wear a collared shirt and tie with a white lab coat. My second doctor wore dresses and a lab coat. My current doctor wears ripped jeans and tees and talks Disney with me.
I completely agree about the uniforms and caps, but you probably already knew that.
 
I don't know how much longer you'll be there, but you should take them to DeLeon Springs to the little restaurant there. Your table top is a griddle and you make your own pancakes, french toast, etc. It's fun and the people are very nice.
Thanks, I don’t think we’ll be able to make it there. We have reservations tonight at Hollerbach’s and we leave tomorrow after church.
 
School nurses. Not a thing in my experience.
Any one else?
When I was a kid in school, there was one. But she covered a few schools--more of regional job. All I recall was that a classmate of mine had a sore throat and was sent to the nurse (who happened to be in our school that day). She called his mother who came to the school to bring him home.

I'm guessing it must have been some sort of requirement to have a nurse "available" for a few schools, but I don't remember any kids getting meds or other treatment, per se. I think the nurse served as more of a point person, to refer kids home with a parent, or in a rare serious case--to call an ambulance to a hospital.
 
I watch so many tv shows that feature school nurses.

I went to 4 different elementary schools and two different high schools; my boys went to one elementary school and one went to two different high schools ... not a single school nurse in sight. Or on site.
Really? They don't have them here in the Netherlands either, but there was always one at every school I ever went to or taught at. I was sent to the school nurse many times for scraped knees, fevers, getting sick, etc...and the school nurse administered mouthwash once a week in each class, checked for polio and lice once a year, and she taught us all about what to expect in puberty when we were in 5th or 6th grade.
I asked my husband what kids do here if they get sick, because we were always sent to the nurse's office to go lie down and she would check our temp, give us aspirin, etc. He said they just call you and you come pick them up. I asked where they waited because our nurse's office had 2 of those paper-lined beds that doctors' offices always have. He said you just had to go wait by the front doors. Yikes...I can't even imagine having to stand there while you feel awful. I was usually sound asleep by the time my mom came to pick me up. Sure enough, every time one of my kids got sick, it was the teacher who called and they had to stand by the door to wait for me.
What do you do in Canada if you get sick at school?
 
Maybe it’s the socialized medicine thing up here.

Is the nurse full time? What medicine or treatment can he/she dispense?
Both the district I grew up in and the one my kids go to now have a nurse in every building. Any medication a kid needs during the day needs to be stored at the nurse’s office. They call you when your kid is sick. My kids just text me because they don’t want to go to the “petri dish of a nurses office where all the puking kids are”. I’ll let you guess which of my cherubs came up with that description.
 
When I was a kid in school, there was one. But she covered a few schools--more of regional job. All I recall was that a classmate of mine had a sore throat and was sent to the nurse (who happened to be in our school that day). She called his mother who came to the school to bring him home.

I'm guessing it must have been some sort of requirement to have a nurse "available" for a few schools, but I don't remember any kids getting meds or other treatment, per se. I think the nurse served as more of a point person, to refer kids home with a parent, or in a rare serious case--to call an ambulance to a hospital.
I remember we shared our school nurse between the elementary and high school. So she must have been 1/2 time at each....or maybe she spent a little more time at the elementary school because usually, by high school, kids don't need the school nurse as much. Ours cleaned up a lot of playground accidents involving scraped knees or bumps on the head that needed ice packs. She could take your temp, and she could give medicines like aspirin or pepto bismol, if it was in your file that that was allowed. But even if she wasn't there at the time, the office ladies could check your temp and bandage you up. And I never had any meds to take, but I know that any kids who needed insulin shots had to go to the nurse for them.
 
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