Back to the drawing board...
I'm sure you're all dying for an update on how my meeting went with my boss yesterday in regards to the lice policy. The good news is that he supports a change. The bad news is that there are other people not in support, including...drum roll...other nurses. My sixty minutes of fame I was looking forward to at this meeting, the first I had ever requested with my boss, and one of the few times I found myself willingly sitting in the district office, was tarnished by the presence of another nurse that sat in on it. She was in his office to discuss something else with him and apparently felt like sitting through my meeting with him, as well as giving her two cents, which is that our no-nit policy is "easy." Now, in my humble opinion, or perhaps my youthful naivete, just because a policy is straightforward (no nits, no school) doesn't mean it's at all appropriate. The change will also take some time, as I expected, and realistically we can't expect it to happen in this school year - I'm hoping over the summer. In the meantime, it is my task to prepare a load of evidence advocating my position for a no-lice policy over a no-nit policy, and then write a policy that the other nurses are in agreement with. My boss supports it, but I have to convince the other nurses it is worth supporting, a task I was not at all expecting. Time to pull out my killer EBP research skills.
Posted by Mrs. Nurse at 15:49