Congratulations - I hope you get the job. Usually, the pay isn't much but boy is it a fun job! However, you're handling a wide variety of situations, from needing a bandaid to calling 911 for a suspected heart attack (staff). Asthma is also a big issue, so be prepared to answer questions on that. I'm also an LPN and I was interviewed by the principal, then the District RN. The principal wanted to basically know how I would handle certain situations, i.e. child you believed had been abused, how would you handle an angry parent, why you want to be a school nurse, etc. The District RN asked me about the different types of insulins, how would you handle a diabetic or medical emergency, what do you do when someone is having seizures, etc. I was very, very fortunate! My principal was a wonderful woman who totally respected me as the medical professional at the school. The District RN is very supportive, and they both back me up if a parent gets angry, etc. My advice is just to be honest, and know your basic nursing and triage skills. Be prepared though - my biggest surprise was encountering all the crazy parents and their tantrum-like behavior. It can escalate to a dangerous situation quickly. In my school, it happens alot. We have lots of children who are living in poverty, and some of their situations are very sad. Be prepared to give lots of TLC, but involve your guidance counselor or principal if you think the child is in jeopardy. I have made calls to the DCF hotline when I had concerns of abuse or neglect. Remember, you're the nurse. It's your obligation to report neglect or abuse situations. I have heard of some schools
where contacting DCF is frowned upon, but not my district. As a nurse first, and a school employee second, I am a mandated reporter.
Let me know if you have any more questions.