I just got hired as a school nurse and will be making $11.22/hr, working part time at 25 hrs a week. I will work daily from 9 to 2. I see on here that that is pretty low, but in this part of TN, nurses don't make as much as elsewhere.
The only hospital in town only hires LPNs few and far between for the medical floor. Everything else is staffed with RNs. The LPNs they do hire are usually stuck on nights, working 7p--7a, working every other weekend, holidays, and on call. For all that garbage, they get paid $12/hr and worked to death with no lunches/breaks. Doc's offices also make around $12 max...usually around $10. In nursing homes, you can make more, but that's more 12 hr shifts, weekends, nights, etc. A friend of mine works in a state prison, making $18/hr as an LPN, but again--12 hr shifts, weekends, holidays.
To me, it's worth it to make what I will be making for what comes with the school nurse job. I will get to sleep during the night, in my own bed, beside my husband. I will be off on the weekends, when my husband is off. I won't have to work 12 hr shifts, will be with my family on holidays, won't have to find emergency babysitters when school is out for whatever reason. It's all good for me.