I worked at Recovery School District full-time (More than 3 years)
Collaborative administration and ops managers make the job easier and better able to accommodate students who are ill or injured. Flexible schedule with days off when students are off, like school holidays. Lots of pre-service prep and education for the faculty and the School Nurse is included. The relationships you build with the students is a major plus here! Hugs are free and you have the opportunity to be a change agent for many at risk youths.
Some principals second guess the nurse's decisions, but if you have policy to back your decision, it helps them to understand why you made it. No one on staff is as concerned about your license to practice as you are. This is why it's important to advise why you are doing what you're doing. Teaching what a School Nurse does is so important for the staff because many people think all School Nurses do is band aids and ice. These jobs pay less than regular nursing jobs, which is unfortunate because there is so much responsibility.
Advice to Management
Believe in your School Nurse and support her in any way you can.
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