RN-ASN for School Nurse - page 2
I live in Nevada and the minimum requirements to be considered for a school nurse is a BSN. In addition to my ASN, I have a B.S. in another field. I'm just wondering if anyone else has come upon a... Read More
Aug 9, '05Just wondering.... did you have to go to the Cambridge College campus? How long did it take you to get your M.Ed.?
Quote from nitengale75I live in Illinois. I graduated in 75 with a diploma in nursing. Talk about a great education. The student nurses practically ran the hospital. Anyway, when I hired in as a school nurse, I returned to Eastern Illinois University and obtained my B.A. I was given credits for already being a nurse. I then enrolled in a school nursing pogram through National Louis University. They evaluated my transcripts and gave me credit for the public health nursing I took in my diploma program. I took the extra courses required as mentioned by Martha Bergren, did the school nursing internship and finished with the state testing in basic skills and school nursing. This allowed me to be certified in the state of Illinois as a school nurse. Then in 2003 I completed my M.Ed. at Cambridge College with the emphasis in school nursing. I am paid on the teacher's scale and make an excellent salary with my master's. If you want to stay in school nursing I would evaluate if a master's would benefit you before investing. Some school districts do not pay their nurses on teacher scale, so HeleneRN is right. But if school nursing is not going to be your "career" then a master's would certainly be of benefit for you if you go elsewhere!
Aug 10, '05Quote from debcpedsrnGood Morning,Just wondering.... did you have to go to the Cambridge College campus? How long did it take you to get your M.Ed.?
Yes, I spent 5 weeks on campus 3 summers ago. It was great. I did not stay in the dorms, but rather rented a short term apartment with 2 other school nurses (much nicer). It took me exactly one year to complete my M.Ed. I transferred 12 credits, received the 15 while attending classes during the 5 weeks and did an ILP (independent learning project) and an online class to finish. I found a fantastic, easy way to do my 12 credits and had them completed in 10 weeks. Everything was worth it as far as experience, having my master's and going up on the pay scale. If you want more info feel free to message me.