Is it feasible/realistic to be able to work as a school nurse well into my 60's? - Page 2Register Today!
- Feb 14 by bella201Hey dfs1961 that gives me some hope=)
- Feb 14 by Artistyc1Take things one thing at a time, there will be lots of time for those decisions after you complete nursing school. Maybe you won't even want to be a nurse at all! Not everyone that begins nursing school in the first place concludes that nursing is really their calling.
Also, when you are in school, you will attend lots of different rotations, through many specialties- perhaps another specialty will call to you.
I don't think (flame me, if you wish,) that school nursing is a wise place for a new grad, anyway. It takes a lot of experience, IMO, to be able to look at all the facets of the problems that come up in this area of nursing. Many of your cares will be social, not medical. I had nearly 30 years fulltime experience before I entered school nursing, and not a day goes by where something I have not seen before occurs! It is not as predictable and routine as many people outside this specialty think.
- Feb 14 by AdobeRNI too will be a school nurse for the rest of my career - I'm ok with that, I do like my job and feel I am very lucky to be working with a supportive administration/teachers/staff.
I am 45, started back to college late (in my 30's), never really had a "real" job that contributed/offered retirement benefits till I became a nurse. So I feel at my age I kindof need to stay in this position just so I can have retirement benefits - who knows what the state of social security will be in in 20 years - Besides that - I LOVE my time off an not having to fight for holidays off.
- Feb 19 by crazy&cuteRNFocus on passing the NCLEX and getting a job period. You are not even guarenteed to live that long.