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by kenzie123 kenzie123 (New) New

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I am just trying to see if I am the only one who became a school nurse right out of college, has anyone else done this and what were your experience's? Now this was the perfect job for me and I totally love it, I always wanted to ether be a teacher or a nurse and with this job I got the best of both worlds.

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Wave Watcher has 7 years experience and specializes in Community Health/School Nursing.

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43 yrs old. 5 yrs nursing. Previous experience: ortho/neuro floor nursing and prison nurse. My skills used in prison nursing have served me well as a school nurse. ;-)

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I'm 24 years old, started in January of this year as an elementary school nurse. I always wanted to be a teacher or nurse too so I love this job! I previously worked in the NICU, then moved back to my home state and did pediatric home care. :)

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Thank you I am only 20 and have no other experience I was thinking of getting a summer homecare job. Do you guys do anything else in the summer?

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SassyTachyRN has 4 years experience and specializes in Peds, Oncology.

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I'm 31, graduated college with my BSN at age 28. I did adult oncology/med surg nursing and came to school nursing in August 2013. I always kind of wanted to be a teacher too! This fits perfectly plus this year I'm precepting nursing students from a few local universities.

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I am 25 this is my 3rd year as a school nurse for grades 6-12. I came into school nursing straight from college. I also do pediatric homecare part time MWFSat after school. It gets easier every year!

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coughdrop.2.go has 3 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in School Nursing, Public Health Nurse.

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I just turned 25 (this Monday :cat:) and this is my 2nd year as a School Nurse. I actually started mid-Spring last year and found a permanent position that I started last Fall. I went in to it directly from Nursing School. Last summer (not the one that just passed), I was a Camp Nurse. In my current job I work during Summer School and I only have 1 week off between the last day of school and summer school and 2 1/2 weeks off between the last day of summer and the first day I come back of the new school year. Camp Nursing was interesting but not for me. Tarantulas at night. Nope. Never again. Not to mention I was the only Nurse for my Camp and being on call 24/7 for a week or more at a time was so emotionally and physically draining for me. I have to say it was a fantastic experience that I don't regret even though I was stressed a lot.

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This is my dream job and I want to do it right out of school. The area that I am in though doesn't have much in way of jobs for School RNs and that makes me sad, but I'm hopeful I'll be able to go into it right out of school. I'm 20 and a junior in my nursing program.

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Farawyn has 25 years experience and specializes in A little bit of everything..

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I am 47. I have worked as a nurse for 21 years: Med Surg, telemetry, home care, occupational health, home care, developmentally disabled and Women's Health.

School nurse for...a month?

You "teacher nurses" realize that as a NURSE you are a teacher as well, right? Comes with the territory.

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27, this is my 2nd nursing job, and I'm starting my 2nd year. I'm actually starting to think it might not be for me, but I could just be having a bad start of the year (after a bad end of last year). I don't want to throw away a good thing just because I'm struggling right now, y'know?

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JenTheSchoolRN is a BSN, RN and specializes in School nursing.

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32, 2nd degree nurse, went right into school nursing after graduation. Subbed in large district regularly first, then found a full-time job in a charter school.

I love it. I can't imagine doing anything else. But I've had a passion for preventive health care and one-on-teaching that lead me to nursing school. And this year I'll be teaching sex ed to the 7th, 8th, and 12th graders - I am very excited about this.

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