Actually, it is very interesting that I came across this thread today. I just came from the career fair. It was held today April 21, 2017. I am not sure when or if they'll have another one for the year. If you get invited by email or phone, make sure you know what you are walking into.
I was given an offer today. Here is the process in a nutshell.
First, you must be there by 8 am, they waste no time with the process. You check in, and are given a folder with forms to fill out. There is a brief essay to write, where candidates talk about what qualifies them to work as school nurses, and what skills they think they need to excell on the job. Then you are escorted to a room where there is a presentation about the job itself and its benefits. The salary is mentioned right there and then. You are even given the chance to walk out if you want, because the salary SUCKS...and they know it. Once done, candidates are called in groups to go wait to be interviewed. Once called upon, you go to a room with about 6 tables, where at each table there are 2 nurses who will be conducting the interviews. Be prepared to answer questions like, tell me about a time you had a conflict and how u resolved it, solved a problem, went above and beyond for customer or patient, had to comply with authority...etc. All cliché questions that they are taking turns reading off a piece of paper. It lasts about 30 mns, depending on ur answers. Once that is done, you are then taken upstairs where you will be given a written test, 20 questions. The questions are mostly scenarios, like what you would do if a student was self medicating, if a parent brought a medication different from what you have a physician's order for, in what order you would see students with breathing, vomiting, glucose check, fever and paper cut. A couple of med math, simple things, but no phones allowed and no calculators are provided. M sure they change the questions each time. Make sure your unit conversions, multiplication and division skills are on point. Once testing is done, you go wait a bit. They call you once again to briefly interview with one borough supervisor who will go over the test results with you. Again this is done in a room with several stations where interviews are being conducted. Make sure you have rationales for ur answers if they are wrong. They ll listen. I had a nice African borough supervisor, so he agreed that some questions were confusing. He also asked me why i want the job because it pays so low, and asked me what makes me unique. At the end of this last interview, the sup tells you whether or not you are coming onboard, and shakes hands to congratulate you...when you leave that room, you are taken to HR where they tell you what is going to happen next, and set you up for a physical and stuff. Then you just wait until you get calls and emails about what to do next. Do not quit your job until the end of August when they ask you to report to your assigned school.
Throughout the whole process, the salary topic was never off limits. That is one good thing about this fair.
FYI, m not sure whether or not is legal to disclose this, but School Nurses with ADN get $38.68/hr, and those with BSN get $38.99. There are increments for RN experience, but not much. Your salary is spread out through 12 months, because you will get 4 checks for July and August even if u dont work...so you are looking at $32.11 per hour throughout the year. Again, their salary SUCKs.
I hope this post was helpful to some of you.