I work part time at a co-ed private boarding/day school for grades 9-12. My setting is different than public school in that students live on campus in dorms. Myself and another RN cover the health center hours from 7:30am - 5:30pm. We take turns being on call nights and weekends. The pay is not the greatest, so I also work per diem 2 weekends a month at a Rehabilitaion Hospital when I'm not on call at the school.
Private school nurses are the primary contact for students who have health care needs, both acute and chronic. We administer medications, make appointments with off campus providers, set up transportation for students to appointments, maintain health records (immunizations, permission forms, emergency consent forms). We provide care for any and all health problems of students, staff, faculty, and faculty children. We see things as minor as the common cold and cuts to major injuries and illnesses such as traumatic brain injury, compound fractures, pancreatitis. We teach classes in human development and anatomy and physiology. We also consult with faculty and parents for routine care as well as in emergency situations. As DavisII said, it's rewarding, sounds simple, but it can be stressful. It's a nice job, rarely a dull moment.