I am currently the nurse for an elementary school, of approx 380 students. I have been here 3 years. My district is huge! Between our 2 high schools alone, I believe there are nearly 4000 students.
I have been keeping my eyes peeled for other opportunities. I love school nursing, but my particular school and district have a lot of issues. I recently saw that a nearby district is hiring. That district is tiny, only around 800 students in all, and all on one campus. They have a fantastic union, way better contract, and way better pay. My school is very poor, the hiring district is wealthier. From what I have found, it looks like there is one nurse and one nurse's aide for the district. I'm torn as to whether I should apply for the job.
So, it's a much different situation than my current job. I'm wondering what it's like to be the only nurse for the district. Is there ever anyone else to bounce ideas off of, or ask questions? Do I have enough experience to be the only nurse in the district??