You need to be ready for everything, literally. Kids do everything from break arms to have asthma attacks, when you're unable to reach their parents and they have no medicine at school. It's a great job if you like autonomy, weekends and holidays off and the summer off. Most of the kids you see during the day just need to get out of class for awhile becasue they're stressed by something at school or at home. You give out lots of bandaids and TLC, be proactive for your school community, and teach classe on everything from handwashing to growth and development. If you really want to be part of the school community , you attend PTA meetings, and staff meetings, and attend school programs. You screen for vision and hearing, keep track of immunizations and other health issues, sit in on staffings when students are having problems, and share anything that might be affecting their academics. There are numerous opportunities to teach- they may not present as a distinct class, but public health is ongoing. I teach the kids, parents and teachers on a daily basis. And when and if you have a slow period, you can catch up on your paperwork. During the summer, there's summerschool nursing, camp nursing, agency or per diem work, or if your lucky you can just be off! I just had a little girl come in with her earring stud stuck down in the pierced hole too far-pushed it out.See what I mean! No two days arew ever alike, I could tell you some stories. But in all it's great fun and makes you feel worthwhile.