Hello fellow Nurses!
I had a couple questions, but first, a little background: I got my LVN license in early '15, and was working in a SNF as a charge nurse. After leaving that job, I got hired at a Healthcare Staffing Solution company that sends nurses for fill-in shifts at hospitals, home care, and of course, schools (which is what I'm hired for), also, this company will eventually find me a permanent case where I would 1:1 with a special education student in a school setting.
My questions are:
1) Do schools in California hire LVN's to be THE school nurse (as in, the one in the office responsible for rendering care for all students), because every fill-in shift I've done, I've been covering the schools "Health Technician"... I don't think they are LVN/RN.
2) I've seen some posts on here saying that they (people on this section of the forum) are RN's going for their BSN so they can be a school nurse, not sure if I'm understanding correctly... Are they talking about being the head School District Nurse (because I know the school district nurse at the district I've been filling-in at is an RN)?? Very confused.
I apologize if this was lengthy or if my questions seem obvious or dumb.