Tuesday, February 26, 2019

School Nurses - Does Their Compensation Match Their True Worth?

School Nurses - What are they really worth?

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Hopefully Helpful School Nurse Tip: Pay is always a hot topic within The School Nurse Fb groups. How much are you paid? Are you paid hourly or salaried?  Are you on the certified teacher contract or noncertified contract?  Do you know how to advocate for a pay increase?

School Nurses - Does Their Compensation Match Their True Worth?

If you haven't read this article yet? If not, you should!  

It had been on my to-do list since August 2018 & I'm so thankful I made time last weekend to read it.

Author, Sarah Matacale BSN RN, writes:

"School nurses have always been one of the most diverse and unique subspecialties in nursing throughout the decades. While the specific job responsibilities and pay may have changed some, the mission and purpose of the job remain constant. The National Association of School Nurses defines school nursing as " a specialized practice of nursing, that protects and promotes student health, facilitates optimal development, and advances the academic success" of its population."

School Nurses - Does Their Compensation Match Their True Worth?
full article HERE

School nursing can be very misunderstood and even hard to explain. However, in my opinion, it is the best nurse job around! Some days are more challenging than others, but I wouldn't have it any other way.   

"I was awed by what school nurses knew, the fact that they teach AND practice medicine to hundreds of students, staff, and visitors. They were so organized, knew who to call and when and what was a true emergency. At the end of the day, they knew that sometimes we just needed a hug, a listening ear, and some TLC."

Nurse Sarah says it best- read her entire article HERE

PS  Maybe all school nurses deserve a raise?

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