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BostonNurseNic has 6 years experience as a BSN.

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Hi everyone!

I am curious to know what hours everyone works.  What is your typical daily work schedule look like?

 

Thanks! :) 

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k1p1ssk has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a school nurse.

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I work in a public elementary school in MA (pre-k to 6); I'm expected at work by 8:30am and can leave at 3:15! Students arrive at 9am, and are dismissed at 3:07. Our district has full days M-Th, and most Fridays are early release, so students are gone at 1:45, however all faculty (the office nurses are faculty in our district) are required to stay until 3:15, unless the superintendent allows an early release for all staff (but that extra 1.5hours student-free honestly helps to take care of admin stuff that accrues over the week). 

A regular day for me is just morning prep (which isn't much, just making sure things are stocked and everything is clean), reviewing any paperwork that has come in (MD notes, vaccine records, physical forms, etc.), seeing students (we have around 190 students, I generally see 15-20 per day), Daily Meds (I have 3, all around lunch time). Other than that, there are a smattering of IEP & 504 plan meetings, conferring with teachers and admin RE: specific students, and planning for upcoming projects (puberty class, screenings, etc).

Also as part of our contract, we are required to have 3 prep days through the summer... could be those first 3 right before the first day of school, but I plan on spreading them out to make sure forms that have come in are organized and anyone missing vaccines can be notified prior to the start of the new year... 

I know, way more info than you asked for, but I hope that's helpful!

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pennyeary has 2 years experience.

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I have Prek thur 12th roughly 720 students.  My contract states 197 days a year. School year is 182. My hours are 7:15-3:45.  I work a few days at the end of school year finishing up  usually the first week in June. and I report back August 1.

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BiscuitRN has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a School Nurse.

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I work 8am-5pm.  School is 8:30am-3:45pm.  I stay for after school care, clubs & some sports.

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NutmeggeRN has 25 years experience and works as a HS Nurse.

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I arrive by 7:10 and the kids start @ 7:34, after that it changes daily!! depends on what is going on...I do case manage 504 kiddos, so periodically have meetings. I monitor their grades. I do staff education as needed, I update FamilyID with any medical concerns for athletes. Sometimes it is a sit and wait, others I  cannot catch my breath!!!

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MHDNURSE has 21 years experience.

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Public Charter in MA.  488 kids K-3

Students report at 7:45 and are dismissed at 4:15

I work 7:45-3:30 

I am pretty much in my 6 x 8 closet all day seeing students, unless there is an emergency somewhere in the building.  I teach health classes in the Spring, organize and run a health and wellness event in May, State Mandated Screenings, etc...

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iggywench has 6 years experience and works as a Public school nurse.

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I am in a public high school in TX, about 1100 9th-graders.  I work 7-3, and the students attend school from 7:16-2:35.  We have athletic trainers who stay after school to cover sports, ROTC, band, cheer, dance, etc.   The students attend for 177 days per year, and I am scheduled for 187 days, but I do generally come in during the summer to review vaccine records for new students, and to set the clinic up.  There are too many meetings during the work days in August when we have to report, and it doesn't give me enough time to get all of my paperwork done before the students report.  

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I'm in a K-8 Public Charter School in Fl.  I have roughly 890 students.  My hours are 7:45-3:45. Student hours are 7:50-2:40 for 6-8, and 8:30-3:05 for K-5.  I help cover the front desk in the morning till around 9:00. Most of my days are filled with immunization reviews, med admin, filing and CLEANING!!!  My student's think its a "little excessive" how much wiping down of the cots, counters, phone, door handles and sinks I do on a daily basis.

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I am at a public elementary school in MA. My hours are 8:00 -2:30. The school day is 8:15-2:20. 

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MrNurse(x2) has 28 years experience as a ADN and works as a RN.

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Our private school is one hour longer than public from 8:30AM to 3:30PM, I get here around 8AM and leave at the close of classes.

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Officially, I'm not on the clock other than when the children are in the building, meaning 20 mins before the homeroom bell until ten minutes after dismissal.    I try to keep it to that unless I've got a kid with me, or a parent has made arrangements to come in before/after school.    I do a lot more of that at the beginning and end of the school year, plus I do have to book some time at the beginning and end of the holidays for my cath kids.

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beachynurse has 33 years experience as a BSN and works as a School Nurse.

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I work in a public high school My hours are 7:10- 2:30. Class hours are 7:20 to 2:10. I love these hours. I still get to feel like I can do something in the afternoon when I get off. We have 3 athletic trainers that are available for sports practices and events after school. 

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