This type of nurse works in schools, treating students. They can work in every school level, from elementary to college. School Nurses are responsible for caring for students who get sick or injured during school hours, taking vital signs, recording symptoms, and administering basic medical aid. School Nurses also educate students on health care and growth development.
Things You'll Do:
- Take vital signs
- Give basic aid
- Test auditory and vision health of students
Your job characteristics:
Get your RN diploma, Associate of Nursing (ASN) or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Pass YourNational Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN)
You can start working as a Registered Nurse
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Get three years of full-time academic experience, or at least 4,000 hours of clinical practice.
Pass YourSchool Nurse certification exam through the National Board for Certification of School Nurses
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- Elementary, middle and high schools
How Much You
an average salary of$29K - $37Kfind salary by state
What Else You
- You’ll treat students with common school illnesses and injuries, and in severe cases, you might need to coordinate a trip to the hospital.
- You can also teach health and nutrition classes and the junior high and high school level.