Quote from Nurse2Kids
Can you please elaborate OldDude? I need to be fully aware.
He says this because if it's a large school, with high drug and high poverty area, you will have so much issues with parents and students, I can't even imagine.
I work at a school with about 514 kids, in a semi-high poverty area, but the students range from different economic areas and lifestyles, since they come from all different districts and areas in the city.
The reason I can handle it is because I'm super laid back and easily approachable, so the children think of me as an older sibling, not an authority figure. So they tend to treat me with respect and we get along. The parents are coming around with me and I'm getting along with them because I know Spanish (majority of my students are Hispanic) and I been there for 2 years already. I know every child already and they trust me easily, so it works in my favor.
I'm lucky I got a small school to learn from so when I actually become an RN, it would be easier in another district.
That's my suggestion for you, to try to find a smaller school, in a better area, so you won't have that much of an issue with parents (it's still going to happen, it depends on the parents) and you can learn about your students more. You can again experience from there and when you find a better SN job, you can take it.