I used to work as a school health aide for a few years in a elementary school. I left school nursing to finish nursing school and now may have an opportunity to work in school health again, except at a high school. What worries me is a few things: I'm 21 years old, female, attractive, very soft spoken , and more passive then aggressive.
I'm nervous about students not taking me seriously if and when I send them back to class. I'm worried that the staff may not appreciate my expertise as a nurse. I'm worried that young male students may come to the health room just to see Mrs. R ( I've had the elementary school boys do this as well).
I also want to hear from other highschool SN to see what a normal day would look like in the health room. I look forward to working with teens and doing lots of education. I'm sure they may be cases of pregnancy , substance abuse, and etc.
Thanks for all your advice in advance ! Please tell me if you think I would either sink or swim.