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Interview for school nurse coordinator

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by Zookeeper44 Zookeeper44, RN (Member)

Zookeeper44 has 8 years experience as a RN and specializes in Psych.

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I would appreciate any tips for an interview for above-mentioned position.  My "specialty" is psych, with strong experience in adolescent psych.  Also have experience with developmentally disabled patients, as a former social worker.  Most recently I have been an RN supervisor with a home care company (not home health...personal care and homemaking company).  I am not even sure if my experience is ideal, but I figure they see some merit in my background to have even scheduled an interview 😃

Are there any school nurses out there...who think I might be lacking in the med/surg type skills department, for this position?  Or would I just be trained on specific students' needs?  Actually as a coordinator, I am not even sure how much hands-on nursing I would expect to be doing 🤔

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AutumnDraidean has 20 years experience and specializes in School health, Maternal-Newborn.

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As a sub I don't use my med surg experience so much as I do use assessment skills in pediatric and adolescent populations and I imagine you'll have some of it. 

The issue may also be that you need to train others and may be the ANSWER NURSE for the school system in question.  You probably have the administrative experience but won't know just what your getting into on the clinical side unless they give you a very detailed job description. Good Luck in any event. 

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tining has 23 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in School Nurse.

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Strong knowledge in the district policies, state screening/immunization policies, other - have you looked at NASN.com?  

It might be very hard not completely understanding what a school nurse does to be able to supervise a team of them.

Skill set for a school nurse is ER, ++++.

This position may be a bit much . . .

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Zookeeper44 has 8 years experience as a RN and specializes in Psych.

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My interview is Monday...I guess we'll see what they're looking for.  My resume is very straightforward and they can see exactly what experience and education I have, and don't have.  I have received very mixed comments here and elsewhere from seasoned school nurses, as to my fitness for the job.  I certainly hope they are not going to waste my time on an interview if they don't see things in my resume that seem relevant...I am taking off my current job to do the interview, if nothing else...anyway, thanks for the comments.

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I'd love to hear how your interview goes. I'm considering applying for a similar position and would love to hear how it goes for you. Good luck!

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Zookeeper44 has 8 years experience as a RN and specializes in Psych.

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Ok...will get back to you on that! 

 

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