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  1. 0 I was wondering what the rate of pay for school nurses are compared to hospital nurses. I am interested in school nursing, but I didn't know how the two compared. Any help would be appreciated.
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  3. Visit  Mel Z profile page
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    My first year I made about 25,000 which was equal to my PT hours that I worked in the hospital. If you calculated the hours I was also working 200 more hours in the schools. If it is the health coordianator for a system you may make "a little" more; but, if it is a position under the coordinator the average price around here is about the starting wage (or less) as the hospital.
  4. Visit  Jeanine profile page
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    It depends on what state you are working in, if you're on the teachers' pay scale, and what education experience you have. I left a P/T hospital job working 10pm -7am, 5 shifts q2weeks. I was at the top of the scale with 15 yrs ER experience. When I went to the school, I took about an $18,000 pay cut and work about 20 "official" hours more per year, but I no longer work nights, weekends, holidays, or summers!!! I had to start at step 1 on the teachers' scale, so every year I get a raise. I got my Masters degree so I get compensated in pay for that where you probably wouldn't in the hospital. Eventually, I will catch up in money and in sleep that I lost working nights. I love the job, so the positives outweigh the negatives, hands down!
  5. Visit  Irishsunshine profile page
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    new here still learning how to post. Sorry
    Last edit by Irishsunshine on Aug 23, '04
  6. Visit  Brigid profile page
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    Quote from Irishsunshine
    new here still learning how to post. Sorry
    Cead mile failte romhat. Me too!!!!
  7. Visit  rroark profile page
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    I am a school nurse in Texas and I make in one month what I could make in about 5 12 hour shifts at the hospital. Lets just say if you get into school nursing you are not in it for the money!






    Quote from Britt0822
    I was wondering what the rate of pay for school nurses are compared to hospital nurses. I am interested in school nursing, but I didn't know how the two compared. Any help would be appreciated.
  8. Visit  nycNurse2b profile page
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    THere was just an ad in yesterday's paper looking for NYC school nurses. Said that the pay was $29.40 / hr and the job is for 30-35 hours per week.

    HOpe that helps!
  9. Visit  MomNRN profile page
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    I am a school nurse in Illinois. My salary is comparable to office nurses in our area - $17.39/hour. Yes I could definitely make more in the hospital, but for my family, the "benefits" far outweigh the salary. Of course, this is an easy statement to make since I am not the primary breadwinner in my family. If I was a single mom, I don't know that I could afford this job.
  10. Visit  LilRedRN1973 profile page
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    I live in Nevada and starting pay for an elementary school nurse is under $30,000. But when I talked to a school nurse and figured out how many hours she actually works, it broke down to $31.29 an hour. At the hospital, it's $22.82 for new RN's. But of course, hospital nurses make more because they don't have those weeks off here and there throughout the year.
  11. Visit  GreenWitch profile page
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    I live in a large rural county in GA. I only make about $20,000 and work 40 hrs a week. I really enjoy the job however, and love the schedule. As another school nurse said on here....if I was a single mom I don't know if I could afford this job!

    Quote from Britt0822
    I was wondering what the rate of pay for school nurses are compared to hospital nurses. I am interested in school nursing, but I didn't know how the two compared. Any help would be appreciated.
  12. Visit  RN123456789 profile page
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    I live in Mass, and was offered a position only working for the rest of the school year at a little over 32,000. I guess that is not too bad huh?
  13. Visit  GreenWitch profile page
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    LOL...$32,000 is what I made working in Atlanta as a recptionist before I decided to go back to school for nursing...I made more money BEFORE finishing college...and my X is a HS dropout and makes almost $40,000!!! I thought going to college meant more money, but apparently not

    Oh well.. I DO love my job and have GREAT hours...and in my book that counts for alot. I just know if anything ever happened to my husband (which is quite possible as he is a cop) that I would never be able to make it on that salary

    Quote from seniorstudent
    I live in Mass, and was offered a position only working for the rest of the school year at a little over 32,000. I guess that is not too bad huh?
  14. Visit  RN123456789 profile page
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    Oh well, it sure beats working your ......off, and killing your back in a hospital setting, just to make more money. There's more to life than money, like happiness, and feeling well. 32,000 for only 8 months of work, at 6.5 hours/day is not bad at all!!!! And you can always pick up more money doing other thing's. That's the beauty of nursing.

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