School Nurse

A School Nurse takes care of students from pre-K school to college, who get sick or injured in an academic setting.
Required education
ADN or BSN
Average annual salary
Attributes
Independent
Patient-facing
Structured
Varied
You’ll use your skills to manage a wide range of responsibilities and maintain a healthy learning environment.
What you’ll do
What you’ll do

Advocacy

You’ll speak up for children that may need social services intervention.

Assessment

You’ll perform hearing and eye tests.

Communication

You’ll work with parents and family physicians.

Education

You’ll teach students about healthcare and growth development.

Treatment

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
  • Schools
  • Universities
How to become a School Nurse

02

Pass the NCLEX-RN .

03

Work as a Registered Nurse, gaining three years or 4,000 hours of experience.

04

Pass the School Nurse Certification exam through the National Board for Certification of School Nurses.

05

You’re ready to work as a School Nurse.

Notes on Nursing Podcast

1 Podcasts
  • School Nursing Panel Discussion
    We talk school nurses and nursing in this episode of Nursing Notes Live. We have a panel discussion on school nursing for back-to-school season. Joining me on the show are Nina Fekaris, MS, BSN, RN, NCSN and Barbara Parker, Ed.D., M.P.A., B.S.N., P.H.N. Nina is the president of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN), and...The post School Nursing Panel Discussion appeared first on Nursing Notes Live.
    2017-08-28T06:10:21Z
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Getting Real: Today’s Nurse
Children were missing school on a regular basis because of treatable diseases, so a nurse, Lina Rogers, RN, was brought into the school system to see if she could make a difference. The rate of absences decreased drastically, and school nursing grew to be a critical nursing specialty.
2017-08-15T04:00:00Z
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