Substitute School Nurses - page 2

Just wondering if you all have problems in your school system with getting nurse substitutes when you are out for a sick day, personal day, etc.? I am tired of feeling guilty if I am out sick... Read More

  1. by   MWCSDRN
    I have been doing substitute nurse work for 2-1/2 years in our school district. We can only call in nurses who have been Civil Service and board of education approved for our school distrct. So there is only one other nurse and myself as substitutes for our three schools. And now I am working daily as a nurse on a few bus runs, so that really limits what time I can give to the school buildings themselves (and there is no one to cover me if I can't make the bus runs!)

    I do have to say that I absolutely love working with the schools as apposed to working in the hospital. I am getting paid pretty good to be a sub because they know we are few and far between.
  2. by   kickboxchic
    Does anyone know how to get on the school nurse sub list? I'm in Monmouth County NJ
  3. by   tweetyRN
    I thought I responded to this, not sure what happened to it...

    I looked on the districts website for employment and applied there or followed directions to send resume, etc.

    I also applied through a website specifically for educational employment. The one I use is specific to NY state, maybe NJ has a similar one?
  4. by   Flare
    NJ is district precific. Contact the districts you are interested in subbing. You will be required to be fingerprinted by sagem morpho - which costs about 75 bucks (and i think you need to do this individually for each district... but maybe not if its around the same time) you will also need a NJ sub certificate - costs another 75 bucks - but is good for the whole state. The districvt you apply to can help you with the paper work for that. Finally, you need district approval at a meeting. Usually just a formality.
  5. by   NurseLoveJoy88
    Currently I'm a substitute school nurse from a school nurse agency. I think every district should have one.

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