I am interested in becoming a school nurse. I have a BSN and RN and live in Canada. Where do I start? I looked on the web and didn't find a single site about school nursing in Canada. Are there standards, certification, and school nurse associations like there are in the US? How do Canadian school nurses become school nurses?
What kind of education do I need to practice school nursing? Where can I find a list of schools that specifically offer masters degree in school nursing? Are those masters programs actually nurse practitioner programs? Do you think Canada will recogize my master degree if I do it in the US? Cam I practice school nursing with just a BSN? Is it a waste of time and money to take a certificate school nurse course if Canada doesn't require any certification?
What kind of work experience do I need? I have one year of acute care experience in orthopaedics (TOTALLY unrelated). Will work experience in a youth clinic be helpful? How can I get my foot in the door at this point in my education and career?