I was curious about the following questions:
Is it hard to take time off if your child wakes up sick?
How stressful or busy is it?
What time do you get home? Do you get paid if you have to work over?
Do you enjoy your job?
Are you challenged professionally and feel you are growing and learning as a nurse?
I'm currently working as a school nurse part-time and was considering moving to something a little more permanent. Where I'm at is very family friendly. I'm always home by 4pm, it's not too stressful, no one gives you a hard time if you need to call off sick for any reason, I do get lots of time off with snow days, week long breaks, holidays, summers, etc BUT I don't get paid for them either which makes it hard at times. I do miss working with other medical personnel. Here I'm in a sea of teachers/educational staff that don't really understand all that I do aside from taking temps and putting bandaids on. I don't really feel challenged most of the time so even though I can be very busy I am still bored at times.Most of my day is spent passing out routine meds, assisting the diabetics with insulin administration, checking for head lice, assessing kids who feel sick, first-aid, lots of paperwork, routine vision/hearing screenings, etc. We do a lot more but that's mainly what I'm doing the most of on a day-to-day basis. I do really get sick of seeing kids who I know there is nothing wrong with-that just want out of class but their teacher insists they be checked. That's the biggest time waster. My husband works shift work so I have no desire to return to a hospital setting. There is a busy medical practice accepting applications at this time so I was considering applying but I don't want to jump into anything if it's not much different from what I'm doing. I never wake up and think I can't wait to go to work-it's usually indifference. I would love to have a job that I'm excited about but maybe that's asking too much. Any insight would be appreciated! Thanks!