How to be a School Nurse

Love Kids....Take juggling lessons....

Computerize......Learn at least one new

joke a week.....Really listen.....Take a tea

break at 1:30 every day.....Give each teacher her

own supply of Band-aides and Kleenex.....Wear

comfortable shoes.....Make friends with the

custodian.....Decorate your office....Empower kids

by never doing for them what they could do for

themselves.......Dress up on Halloween......Don't

take yourself too seriously....

Collaborate.....Communicate......Get an ear

thermometer.....Get a Rolodex......Always wear

clothes with pockets......Vote......Keep your door

open......Dispense positive

reinforcement.......Cherish volunteers and

substitutes.......Send notes to kids......Smile

often......Wear interesting jewelry.......Seize

teachable moments......Support

teachers......Teach peace......

Wear gloves.......Play music.....Ask

kids......Believe in kids......Love Kids.

By Gerri Harvey, RN, MEd