In this NASN School Nurse Podcast, NASN School Nurse Editor Cynthia Galemore interviews authors Cheryl Blake and Gail Trano about the article, "School Nursing for the Novice: How Do I Begin?"
Learn more about this article by reading the abstract below and listening to the podcast.
Obtaining a position as a school nurse is an exciting career opportunity, but the reality of a new position in a new specialty area can quickly lead to anxiety and feeling overwhelmed. Your first thoughts might be, “Can I really do this job?” and “Where and how do I begin?” The answer to these questions will depend on your situation—are you a nurse hired for a previously established school nurse position, or are you the first nurse at your school charged with initiating a school health program? The purpose of this article is to offer guidance for the novice school nurse in establishing a school health program and school nurse office, as well as to encourage and provide direction for the development of your school nursing practice.