Education for new nurse

  1. I am a licensed vocational nurse in Texas and I have applied for a school nurse position. A school nurse position is my nursing "dream ". I have been nursing for 5 1/2 years and for the last year as a pediatric nurse in a community health clinic.
    I hope to get my RN license within the next 1-2 years.
    But for now, I WANT THIS JOB!!! I would like to know if anyone would have any info. on educational materials or personal info. on how and when to perform the basics of school nursing. Such as: lice check, hearing test, vision screenings, scoliosis screenings, etc.?
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  3. by   Gerri Harvey
    I do not blame you for wanting the job...it is a wonderful specialty. I have been a school nurse for 13 years : )

    You may not be able to compete for this position right now, as most states require that you be an RN to be a school nurse. But if you are eligible, you can get the information you are looking for ny visiting the National Association of School Nurses web site at http://nasn.org

    My own web site (see my profile) also has some good information for new and aspiring school nurses.

    Good luck!

    Gerri

    Originally posted by sorrells:
    I am a licensed vocational nurse in Texas and I have applied for a school nurse position. A school nurse position is my nursing "dream ". I have been nursing for 5 1/2 years and for the last year as a pediatric nurse in a community health clinic.
    I hope to get my RN license within the next 1-2 years.
    But for now, I WANT THIS JOB!!! I would like to know if anyone would have any info. on educational materials or personal info. on how and when to perform the basics of school nursing. Such as: lice check, hearing test, vision screenings, scoliosis screenings, etc.?


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