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College campus RNs?

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Im not sure if this is the right specialty to be asking this question, but i'll give it a shot. I am interested in a job as a campus nurse. I have 8 years experience in L&D, perinatology and the like. Can anyone give me a glimpse into a day in the life of a RN on a college campus? I don't know many details about the job, like if there is an NP or physician on staff. In fact the job is listed by a local hospital system, not the college itself. Will i even be considered with my womens health background? Thanks!

ruby_jane, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing. Has 10 years experience.

We're K-12 school nurses here. You should probably look at some college student health clinics to see what they want. Many don't even have RNs anymore; they use a NP/CNA-type model. Consider joining the ambulatory care nurses' group. Best of luck.

JenTheSchoolRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in School nursing.

We're K-12 school nurses here. You should probably look at some college student health clinics to see what they want. Many don't even have RNs anymore; they use a NP/CNA-type model. Consider joining the ambulatory care nurses' group. Best of luck.

Yep, I'd say is more like working in an acute care/doctor's office setting. A few I know in this role work 12 hour shifts (7-7 or the like) 4 days a week. But of the ones I know, most are working as NPs vs RNs.

My son was in a private university and I got to know their nurses. They worked in the clinic and took care of a lot of minor illnesses and injuries. anything major was shipped out. They had an NP there a few days a week and if the nurse felt it was necessary, or if student requested, they would set up an appt. with the NP.

KKEGS

Specializes in NICU; School Nursing. Has 4 years experience.

When I was in college our health office was staffed by an NP.

XingtheBBB, BSN, RN

Specializes in OR, peds, PALS, ICU, camp, school. Has 20 years experience.

Often, they function like a Drs office with some ready care hours. Usually there is a provider and then an office staff- MA's/LPN's, RN for triage, organizing screenings, some direct care. Depending on the clinic. Sometimes they do more ready-care services like Xrays. Usually they do phlebotomy. I think an RN with your background is helpful. There is STD counseling and screening, pregnancy testing, pregnancy counseling, and you may be needed to do some monitoring along with a students OB- weight, BP, etc.