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by Locken2 Locken2 (New Member) New Member

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I have a question as to how most school districts determine your pay scale as a school nurse? I have worked 12 years in hospital and will be starting my new job as school nurse soon. Do years of hospital experience usually correlate with years of teaching experience on their pay scale? Thanks for any advice!

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kidzcare has 5 years experience.

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Mine did not count at all in the first district I worked in. In the second (current) district, I was paid for 2 years of experience (I had 4 years as a school nurse).

When I became certified, I got placed on the teacher scale at the lowest rung. No pay for any nursing experience. I wish I would get some credit for what my experience brings to the table but that's not how it works. I'm sure it's different in different districts.

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I'm pretty lucky, I'm on the teacher's pay scale, which goes by years of experience.   Been a nurse for 40 years, so pretty maxed out on that scale. Can't complain....

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k1p1ssk has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a school nurse.

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Nurses in our district are on the teacher's pay scale, a "step system" which is based on years of relevant experience (my adult LTC experience didn't count, but all of my pedi experience did, however at a lower amt than had I been a school nurse) plus your degree level. I have been working as a nurse for 6 years, 4 of which exclusively with kids, but I only got the equivalent of 1-2 years experience on the pay scale when I started.

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LikeTheDeadSea has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a Certified School Nurse.

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Even though my previous experiences was as a school nurse but not as a CSN, when I got a CSN position they started me at "year 1".  

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