I have heard new salary amounts varying from $18.00-24.00 in and around NO. If you plan to become a school nurse, you would need to determine which type of degree you are interested in, Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Associate Degree Registered Nurse (RN-ADN), or Bacellaureate Degree (RN-BSN). The largest difference between these educational levels is between the LPN & RN-BSN. The BSN is a four year degree whereas the LPN is more like a year (don't quote me on that), depending on your current educational level and the school. The payscale will increase with education. The ADN is a two year program in most cases. I'm sure you can find lots of threads on BSN vs ADN. Really, it depends on what you want to do in the future, IMHO.
I graduated from a smaller school (BSN), and loved the family-type atmosphere that it provided. Most of the teachers really had our best interest at heart and went above and beyond in facilitating our education. Passed boards with flying colors too, like most of my other classmates.
Good luck.Hope this helps some.