I have 10.5 years pediatric experience ranging from ambulatory, ER, Urgent Care, Child-maltreatment, and neurology (mainly epilepsy). I am interested in trying school nursing but am wondering what the balance is between actual nursing care and documentation and paperwork.
I got a heavy dose of medical writing, phone calls, paperwork, forms, etc while in a pediatric epilepsy clinic.
I've recently done some sub nurse shifts at an elementary school and loved it. But I know that the role goes way beyond just tending the the steady stream of various ailments (I smell like poop, lost a tooth, bloody nose, falls, fights, headaches, stomach aches, headaches, asthma, "I feel tired" and scheduled medications).
Would anyone be willing to share the pros and cons? Do the pros outweigh the cons? Any specific tips you could share or things to watch for?
Happy Nurses Week Everyone,