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by Nurse_Ziba Nurse_Ziba (Member)

Nurse_Ziba works as a School Nurse.

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Just wondering, are you required to stay for after school activities and during weekend sports? :)

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mustlovepoodles has 38 years experience and works as a school nurse.

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Nope, not unless it is principal approved AND paid time AND I actually want to do it. A few years ago my DD went to Disney World with the band. Her best friend has type 1 diabetes, so they were required to take a school nurse with them. Lucky for them, her regular school nurse jumped at the chance. I probably would not. I have a lot of responsibilities at home(2 family members with serious disabilities). But the school couldn't *make* me work extra time against my will and they would be required by law to pay me for my hours. And if I did chaperone, they would be required to pay for my room and meals.

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LACA has 4 years experience and works as a School Nurse.

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Nope---once the bell rings, I'm out the door and off duty! Our school does a state funded after school class program, it begins here in a few weeks. If the principal okays it, I will be teaching a nutrition/food safety class for a couple hours a week, but I'm paid separately for it and I'm teaching as a school employee, not as a nurse.

Also, I'm yearbook editor at the elementary school I work at this year---first time I've done anything like this (I agreed to do the yearbook BEFORE they decided I would cover the high school also---I have a LOT of stress this year!!!) but I'm paid for it separately also.

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bergren works as a registered nurse.

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Even if you are not accountable for care on site after hours, care plans and emergency plans need to address how the students' health care needs are accomodated.

Beware if you are on site and have another job, people will expect you to be the "school nurse" during that time. Make sure your principal has your back.

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