I am interested in school nursing and wondering what kind of clinical background is recommended for school nurses. I have med-surg experience, plus several years of pediatrics experience in a primary care setting, along with experience in a few other roles not related to pediatrics.
Specifically, I'm wondering whether a school nurse should have an emergency nursing background/ experience. I feel comfortable and confident with routine day-to-day care related to pediatrics, but not as confident when it comes to the potential for an emergency situation.
School nurses, please describe your clinical backgrounds, the typical day in the life of a school nurse, and what clinical areas would best prepare a nurse for school nursing.