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I have worked in many districts, none of which where the nursing department was under the supervision of the althletic director. Any advise of how the interview may differ (high school position) with the AD vs. my more traditional interview experience with personal or lead nurse? TIA

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aprilmoss has 20 years experience and works as a School Nurse.

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Treat it the same as any interview before a non-clinical employee.    Do not assume the AD is some inferior manager.   In many schools, he's #2 only to the principal.

 

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ruby_jane has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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15 hours ago, aprilmoss said:

Treat it the same as any interview before a non-clinical employee.    Do not assume the AD is some inferior manager.   In many schools, he's #2 only to the principal.

 

Iiiiinteresting. Well - a non-nurse cannot tell a nurse how to practice. At least we assume this person is CPR and first-aid trained, so that's a plus!

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MrNurse(x2) has 28 years experience as a ADN and works as a RN.

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A little pause. Athletic directors are highly educated and I deferred to mine for soft tissue injuries, as they are experts. I would prefer this to a Principal. 

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5 minutes ago, MrNurse(x2) said:

A little pause. Athletic directors are highly educated and I deferred to mine for soft tissue injuries, as they are experts. I would prefer this to a Principal. 

Just curious - did you mean Athletic Trainer????? 

In my experience, athletic directors have just the typical CPR, first aid every 2 years that all coaches have. I have yet to meet one that can even tell a kid to pinch their nose during a nosebleed or be bothered with handing out a band-aid for a tiny scratch. 

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MrNurse(x2) has 28 years experience as a ADN and works as a RN.

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6 minutes ago, EnoughWithTheIce said:

Just curious - did you mean Athletic Trainer????? 

In my experience, athletic directors have just the typical CPR, first aid every 2 years that all coaches have. I have yet to meet one that can even tell a kid to pinch their nose during a nosebleed or be bothered with handing out a band-aid for a tiny scratch. 

Yup, I did. I do know one of my coworkers is married to an AD who is a trainer, I think that is the norm in my neck of the woods.

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aprilmoss has 20 years experience and works as a School Nurse.

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Iiiiinteresting. Well - a non-nurse cannot tell a nurse how to practice. At least we assume this person is CPR and first-aid trained, so that's a plus!

Nobody said anybody was telling any nurse how to practice.    If you think you'll never be INTERVIEWED by non-clinical staff, you're going to be in for a lot of surprise in many nursing environments not just schools.    

Further in many districts (and in my own for a long time), we reported to a non-clinical person.  You're not going to find an RN or MD at the top of a school district.   I reported to a guy with an education doctorate.   I was interviewed by her and I've also interviewed with every building administration (usually the principal, but a couple of times an AP) as I did transfers over the years.

 

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kidzcare has 5 years experience.

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For my first school nurse job, I was interviewed by the principal of the building that I was interviewing for and the Assistant Superintendent. They asked in several different ways if I understood the salary and how big of a pay cut I would be taking and not much else. 

Not surprising that the Assistant Superintendent continued to be dismissive of and disrespectful to the entire nursing department. The principal was retiring in 2 months and I never really got to know him. 

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Eleven011 has 20+ years experience and works as a School Nurse.

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While I'm not directly supervised by our AD, he is part of our Admin team and handles all the sports physicals, concussion protocol and testing, ect.   It would not be any different interviewing with him rather than anyone else, as there are no other medical staff at my school.   

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