Looking to go back to work as a substitute school nurse

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    Hi everyone,

    I have been out of the nursing profession for 5 years. I have done various types of nursing, but I consider myself a pediatric nurse and worked in an inpatient setting for about 9 years and also did 2 years of pedi home care. I will be interviewing for sub positions (I have never worked as a school nurse) and I am looking for suggestions on which school nursing topics I should brush up on and the best resources for doing so. For example, I have little to no knowledge of insulin pumps as we rarely saw them inpatient. Thanks so much!!
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    Asthma, diabetes, seizures, concussions and food allergies are among the "biggies" in my school district. There are some resource books out there that list common complaints in schools and nursing interventions- reviewing one of those might be helpful.
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    Just a quick ? You were able to maintain your license for 5 years without work hours? or did you have to retake your exam? Just curious.
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    Quote from NutmeggeRN
    Just a quick ? You were able to maintain your license for 5 years without work hours? or did you have to retake your exam? Just curious.
    I know in NY you can. Seems a bit crazy to me but as long as you pay your Registration fee and renew your Infection Control Course you are good to go.
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    yes, varies by state...
    Quote from 100kids
    I know in NY you can. Seems a bit crazy to me but as long as you pay your Registration fee and renew your Infection Control Course you are good to go.
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    I found the website New York Statewide School Health Services Center when I first became a school nurse, I still use it on a daily basis. Pretty much everything you need to know, you will find there. Good luck
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