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WATCH: School nurse goes viral with Adele parody detailing daily interactions

WATCH: School nurse goes viral with Adele parody detailing daily interactions (Photo: Kelli Petersen)

(KUTV) An elementary and middle school nurse has gone viral for parodying Adele's hit single "Hello," and changing the lyrics to those which describe her daily — often gross — interactions.

Kelli Petersen, who works at Mediapolis Elementary School and Mediapolis Middle School in Mediapolis, Iowa, told 2News she got the idea for the song walking through the hallway one day.

"My love to sing and my principal is just as silly as I am," Petersen told 2News over the phone. "We were walking down the hall one day and student passed by, said hello and then the song popped in my head. I started to think, 'Hello, it's me. I'm the nurse for Mediapolis Elementary.'"

After she wrote the rest of the lyrics and put the video together, the internet handled the rest. Using personal experiences, like upset tummies, elbow scratches and test-day headaches, Petersen took Adele's emotional ballad and turned it into one expressing just as much — if not more — of a plea for relief.

"It's insane," Petersen said. "I figured it would be shared a few times among friends, but then TV stations started to contact me and even a video licensing agent, which I ignored."

But she said the feedback has been kind, and that she's happy to show off "the best job" she's ever had.

"The kids here are so amazing," Petersen said.

She said a lot of her inspiration comes from her own elementary school nurse.

"I think that, sometimes, for the kids who are the hardest to love, I'm the only one hugging them that day," Petersen said. "That was my elementary school nurse, and I want to be that kind of nurse."

Petersen released the video two days before National School Nurse Day, which lands on May 10 and is part of National Nurse Week, which the American Nurses Association designated as May 6 to May 12.

The video already has close to 20,000 views.

Take a look for yourself, and maybe thank a nurse today.

Here's the lyrics for those who want to follow along:

Hello, it's me. I'm the nurse for Mediapolis Elementary.
You don't know it, but it's true:
School nurses are highly undervalued for all they do.

Hello, can you hear me?
I go through Band-Aids for every elbow, finger, knee.
When they go outside and run, and they trip on untied shoes, then I get all the fun.
I've told them once, I've told them twice, and a million times:

You say your tummy hurts, do you have the Hershey's Squirts?
Because if you haven't pooped or puked, you're gonna stay in school.
You say you've bumped your head.
Go and lay on the bed, and I'll get you an ice pack and check your eyes to make sure there's no neural surprise.
Neural check clear.

Hello, it's me. I'm the nurse for Mediapolis Middle School, too.
You tell me you have a headache, but little do you know I know you have a test to take.
You have no fever, your throat looks fine.
Get your butt back to class and ace that test this time.

You say your tummy hurts, do you have the Hershey's Squirts?
Because if you haven't pooped or puked, you're gonna stay in school.
Please just wipe the seat, if you sprinkle when you pee.
Because I use that toilet, too, and I don't need to see your poo.
That's gross.
Oooo, that's gross.
Oooo, that's gross.
Oooo, so gross.

You say your tummy hurts, do you have the Hershey's Squirts?
Because if you haven't pooped or puked, you're gonna stay in school all day.
Oooo, all day.
Oooo, all day.
All day.

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