School Nursing in Louisiana?

  1. I was not sure whether to post this in the School Nurse forum, or the LA forum, but I think I will get more bites here. I am from Baton Rouge, moved to N. Texas in 2001 and became a nurse. I have only worked as a nurse in Texas, and I am a school nurse and really want to remain one! My hubby might have the opportunity to relocate back home, and I am scoping out the opportunities for me. This would probably be at least a year in the making.

    Does anyone know what the districts in LA usually do for school nurses? I am an RN, BSN. I really don't know what area of LA we will be looking at, but I would guess somewhere close to Ascension Parish, maybe Gonzales (between Baton Rouge and New Orleans). I would like to know about other areas as well, though. If you are a school nurse in LA, I would love to hear from you. Or, if you know what your kid's districts do for nurses, that would be great also!
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  3. by   jallen1230
    Hey there! Did you ever relocate back home? I am from the new orleans area and am hoping someone out there can help me with some information on how to get started in school nursing! so if u have found anything in this area, please help!! Thanks!!
  4. by   redbeans
    my cousin is a school nurse in St Tammany Parish. So i know that it is possible. I know that it is not just for one school, but I don't know if it is for a district, the whole parish or what. I know that she has been a nurse for a while in the hospital prior to the school and has her BSN.
  5. by   jallen1230
    do you know how she aquired the job? did she just apply to the school board?
  6. by   redbeans
    no i'm sorry. thats all the information that i have