Interested in getting into this field in the future and have a few questions for you all. Point me in the direction to find out info about salary. How do school nurses get paid..similar to teachers? Is it yearly or the months you work? I know that they follow the the same school schedule as the teachers.
Right now I'm looking at applying for a on call position for a school district in our area. I'm told they are paid the same rate as sub teachers..$100 a day and they are working on increasing it due to the fact that they need more nurses. No school nurse cert is needed for this prn position. I'm thinking this would be nice to get my feet wet and see what it is all about then go from there for my certification?
I know that they do need nurses..my children go to a catholic school in the district and they share the nurse with other schools..we often times go weeks without a nurse and the secretary is taking care of the health needs of the children. (yikes)
I realize that for me this would be a huge change, but I'm up for that ...my children will all be in school full time in the in two years and an on call school hour job might work out for me now. It would be an interesting transition..all of my experince is in LTC and rehab but the only peds experiences I have are with my own 5 children.
As far as pay ranges..I am in SW Pa. I guess Salary.com might be a starting board for this?