The previous nurse trained to do these CPR and BLS classes but I won't - I have too much on my plate working 24 hours per week. The nurse is now restricted to 3 hours per day at one elementary school for diabetic Kindergarten kids. I also do the drug screenings at both high schools not to mention hearing and vision and health screenings.
I think the school district should be responsible for bringing in an instructor - I was surprised when I started my job 1 1/2 years ago that the teachers do not have to have a current CPR card. I've hooked up my hospital's instructor with the school district and they are working out a plan to get the employees certified.
When I took this job I was told to not let the district load me up with things I won't have time for and I'm doing that as best I can. No other nurse in my county is responsible for drug testing . . . .
A good friend works in CT . . . .she told me all the schools have their own nurse. Maybe I should move.