Interested in becoming school nurse



I am currently a Hospice nurse, but I am also looking at an additional area of nursing to specialize in as well. I have 1 year of pediatric experience but that was 14 years ago.

Would it be realistic for me to pursue school nursing?

Do you have advice on what sort of education and training I need?

Any advice is greatly appreciated.

Thank you!


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Specializes in Pediatrics Retired.

You mention an additional area of nursing to specialize in as well. Are you interested in school nursing full time or being a school nurse sub while continuing hospice?

Has 35 years experience.

I would like to potentially be a school nurse full time.

Specializes in Pediatrics, school nursing. Has 12 years experience.

Requirements for a school nursing position vary by state and district. Some states require certification, and others don't. My district (in Texas) does not require certification or a BSN, just two years of community health experience. I was a pediatric triage nurse in private practice before becoming a school nurse, and I was also a teacher in the same district for 7 years before nursing school.