New Grad job search. Teaching high school??

  1. Hello all!

    I have been searching for a new grad position and stumbled upon a teaching position for my local high schools in health education, nursing education, medical terminology, etc... My question is would this be a good job for a new grad? I have my BSN and have a passion for teaching. My goal is to teach and work prn as a bedside nurse.

    Any opinons are welcomed!!

    Thank you!
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  3. by   Double-Helix
    What state do you live in? In my state, teachers have to have degrees in education and pass the state certification for the subject they want to teach.

    I've also never heard of "nursing education" being a high school subject, so I'm really interested in what sort of school this is.
  4. by   pixiestudent2
    I had one of these programs in my high school. I don't know the details but whoever was in it wore scrubs once a week, and were able to become CNAs and volunteered at nursing homes and stuff. not sure what they learned though. I went to a regular public school.
  5. by   serenitylove14
    Im in Tennessee. If you have a bachelors degree and an offer from the school to work as a teacher teaching what u majored in they will give a transitional certificate I believe is what its called.

    I also had one of those programs at my high school which was a public high school as well.
  6. by   elkpark
    Nurses teach programs like that inpublic schools in NC, also, without any further education/certification as teachers, I believe.

    My question would be whether, as a new grad, you really know/understand enough about how the larger healthcare world works to do a good job of teaching the class(es).

    Also, be aware that the longer you hold a job like this rather than working in a "real" (clinical) nursing position, the harder it will be for you to get a "real" nursing position.

    IMO (since you asked), this would not be a good choice for a new grad. I understand that times are hard and people "gotta do what they gotta do" to get along, but I would encourage you to not be too quick to jump on this just because it is an available opportunity. Best wishes for your journey!