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- Aug 15, '12 by helenaebergI'm also a new grad RN and a new CA school nurse. I'm also district wide - 1 HS, 1 MS, 1 ES, and I think some alternative programs. Do you have a method for organizing your priorities throughout the district? I'd love any ideas!! Do you also have direct-care roles, such as injections or first aid?
- Aug 15, '12 by helenaebergelprup - my understanding is that you have to work as a school nurse for a minimum 1000 hours (2 school years) before you can apply for a clear credential program. So you have to start with the preliminary credential (which you can only have for 5 years) and then apply to the Sac State program. The qualifications for the preliminary credential are: RN + bachelors or higher degree.
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- Aug 24, '12 by applesncherriesHello,
I'm interested in getting my School nurse credential? And I'm asking about School Nursing in California.
As I've been reading with the previous posts?
Do I have to get the public health nurse certificate first?
Thanks for the inputs!
- Aug 24, '12 by applesncherriesQuote from KrystinaRNHi Krystina,In CA, you must be RN, BSN and PHN to get your Preliminary School Nurse Services Credential to be a legitimate "School Nurse". The preliminary cred. is only good for 5 years, during that time you need to enroll in and complete a 27-unit School Nurse Services Credential Program to earn your clear credential and continue practicing beyond 5 years.
Many people don't know the level of education that CA School Nurses must achieve- I didn't even know before I got into this field of nursing!
Do you have an email add? I'm interested in getting my credential. And if it's okay I can just send you an email for more questions about this?
- Aug 28, '12 by sippeeI Know RI does. But you will start at first step teacher pay. and if you have many years experience as an RN, then you will be taking a HUGE paycut!!!! I was going to but not worth it for the salary they were offering.
- Aug 29, '12 by elprupHelenaeberg and everybody - thanks! that is what I have found out as well. I did apply for prelim credential and am awaiting their response. I interviewed today for a position to oversee 11 schools, OMG! But most schools have a health assistant, although I am not clear on their job description, and I do not have the audiology cert yet. Were you hired without audiology cert helenaeberg?I am hoping this job comes through for me, or it will definitely be back to school, (for what, I do not know yet). Thankfully, I have steady seasonal work - or so they say . Hope you enjoy your jobs.Last edit by JustBeachyNurse on Aug 30, '12 : Reason: tos