SCHOOL NURSES and the use OF CONTRACTED NURSES FROM OTHER AGENCIES WORKING IN THE SCHOOLS!
This is a problem I just came accross while trying to find a school nurse position. In Ohio, a nurse that receives a BSN can take a few more education courses and apply to the department of Education and receive a school nurse certification. I first became a teacher, so I entered nursing school with a B.S. in Education. After I completed nursing and got my BSN I received my school nurse certification.
Now here is the problem I what to make all readers aware of. In some school districts, the schools contract for other nurses from the local health departments etc. This way, the school system does NOT have to pay the nurse a teacher's wages with benefits (IE, Christmas vacation, summer vacation, etc.)
Indeed, it seems a shame that after obtaining a school nurse certification, the very schools we have trained for to help-now contracts the lowest bidder!
I would be interested to read any and all thoughts regarding this problem!