My husband is applying for a position in Northwest Arkansas. We currently live in Texas. I have worked as a school nurse for the last two years, and have been out of the hospital for 2 1/2 years. I was job searching on the internet for positions in AR, and I found one school nurse position opening. The salary was much less than I anticipated.
Nurses there are not on the teachers' salary schedule. Here in Texas I get paid the same as a teacher. I am originally from Arkansas. I grew up there and did my schooling there. So I know that the pay of a nurse is much less than here in Texas. However, I do not think I can afford to take that large of a paycut working as a school nurse there.
So I am considering (what I thought that I would never again consider
) returning to the hospital. I was just wondering if anyone has left school nursing to return to the hospital.
If so, how confident did you feel returning. Did you have to go through additional skill training due to being out of the hospital for an extended period?
Any experiences shared would be appreciated! I am so nervous about returning to the hospital!
I have been considering Home Health as well.