ADN or BSN
Average annual salary
Work on your own or even start your own practice, in some states.
Work hands-on, directly with patients.
Follow a routine that allows you to anticipate and prepare for every situation.
Take on different tasks, patients, and situations every day.
You’ll use your skills to manage a wide range of responsibilities and maintain a healthy learning environment.
What you’ll do
You’ll speak up for children that may need social services intervention.
You’ll perform hearing and eye tests.
You’ll work with parents and family physicians.
You’ll teach students about healthcare and growth development.
You’ll administer medication, provide basic first aid, perform procedures for students with physical disabilities, and monitor conditions such as diabetes and asthma.
Where you’ll work
- Daycare centers
How to become a School Nurse
Work as a Registered Nurse, gaining three years or 4,000 hours of experience.
Pass the School Nurse Certification exam through the National Board for Certification of School Nurses.
You’re ready to work as a School Nurse.
Join an Organization
Become a member of a School Nurse organization to find career opportunities, learn from your colleagues, and support the profession.