As the title implies, I'm thinking about returning to the school system as a male nurse. Before I was accepted into nursing school, which will begin for me in January, I was a middle school remediation teacher. I was on a provisional license because I am not a licensed teacher and did not major in education in undergrad. I applied to nursing school and was accepted, so I had to resign from my teaching position. In the weeks since school has resumed, I have discovered that I miss the environment a lot more than I thought I would. I've always said that my long-term goal would be to return to the school setting either as a nursing teacher (either high school or at the community/technical college level) or as a school nurse.
First off, are there any male school nurses here? Would I be the only one out there? I'm sure I wouldn't be, but I thought I'd ask anyway!
This question is for everyone--how long would you guys recommend a prospective school nurse work in the field before applying for a job as a nurse? Since I have no clinical experience, I'm not sure which specialty in nursing will interest me the most. Has anyone felt overwhelmed by going directly to work as a school nurse directly out of nursing school?
I should be asleep right now--I have a 6-hour lecture in the morning--but I thought to post this thread right before I hit the sack. I would really love to hear what y'all have to say. Thanks!