what are your hours at work? 8am to 3pm
would you mind sharing your salary and if it's for 12 months or just the school year? my salary is $22,000 for the school year. and no, that is not a typo! the school district thinks that is too much and is replacing me with a health aide that has taken cpr/first aid to handle the tube feedings and diabetic children as well as the 17 epi pens that our school has, with not even mentioning the students with severe asthma that get flown out on a regular basis. i'm scared for our medically fragile children.
do you work during the summer else where? yes, i work camps in the summer.
how long were you a nurse before you started school nursing? (experience)
since disco was king. graduated in the early 80's.
was this a hard field to get into? what steps did you take? it was not a hard job to get into. i was candidate number 4 but the first 3 refused the job offer when they heard what the pay was.
what do you do and do you have an assistant? no assistant-are you dreaming?
do you have your own office? yep, it's great. i get to pick the radio station.
do you get a lunch break? most of the time
do you have to stay for meetings like teachers do? yep
what school do you work in (elementary, middle, high school, etc)? i cover a 3rd thru 5th grade school of 450 students.
what's your least favorite thing(s) about this job? when i get more than one student tossing their cookies at a time. another least favorite is when my office runs out of pants, shoes and jackets-77%of our students are free/reduced lunch and very low income. i try to keep them dressed well for school as well as warm.
if you could do it over again, would you still be a school nurse? i love my job and working with the students. will do it again in a heart beat. i may even apply for the health aid position.
and no, i'm not in s. carolina. i'm from the state that ranks dead last for spending in the usa for education.