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    1. 1. K-12 Public School Nurse Team 5 Zachary Tomczyk Shelby Tyler Nicolas Cervantes Marlena Juberts Samantha Liscomb Nolisha Brown Jennifer Hunter
    2. 2. Average Salary & Benefits Average school nurse salary 25th percentile- 35,037 median 43,854 75th percentile- 55,361 • Todays school nurses salary ranges from $28,000 to $49,000 on a nine-month contract. • Salary increases with years of experience • 1-5 years of experience $32,000- $39,500 • 10-20 years experience Approximately $40,000 to $41,700 • District’s bonus budget a school nurse can earn up to $2, 000 in bonus • Salary depends on the schooling district; size, budget, need of school nurses. • Privileges administering immunizations, medical exams, access to medical information, first aid • Benefits flexible hours, free summer
    3. 3. Mission Statement • The mission of the Michigan Association of School Nurses is to be proactive in issues that affect the health of children, to promote optimal learning in the educational setting, and to advance the practice of professional school nurses. • v=SQB03O8AOe8&feature=fvw
    4. 4. Geographic Location • These nurses are found all over the US. They are critical in the safety and health of Public School K-12 children and teens.
    5. 5. Facilities & Their Characteristics • A school nurse offers health services and first aid, and sustains students' medical • Characteristics of the schools may vary. Some schools are located in areas where household incomes are slightly below average. Many of the students in this area tend to have irregular lifestyle habits. As such, most of the students visit the nurse's office because of physical problems or to avoid attending class. There are also schools where the # of students in this area increase yearly because it’s a new, developing residential area, meaning students freely make use of the nurse's office as a multipurpose room. School staffs and parents visit whenever they need to.
    6. 6. Average Working Hours • A school nurse has the benefit of flexible hours and working an average of 180 to 210 days a year, depending on the school district's school year calendar.
    7. 7. Working Conditions- Job Satisfaction Overall • 83% Satisfied • 17% dissatisfied • “I like the job but not the teachers” • What would you NOT change? • 68% helping others • helping children • helping the community • Flexibility, holidays, low-stress assignments
    8. 8. Working Conditions- Job Satisfaction • What has helped with job satisfaction? • Working with volunteers and mentors • Having two nurses in one building • Combats loneliness • What are some things that HURT job satisfaction? • 61% uncooperative staff and/or parents • Too many outside expectations • Salary • Lack of supplies
    9. 9. Working Conditions- Hazards • Less hazardous than hospital setting • Infectious Diseases • Blood borne pathogens • Kids = spread germs • Influenza, common cold, stomach viruses, etc. • Wear and Tear • Back pain • Violence
    10. 10. Working Conditions- Flexibility • Most satisfied with flexibility • Varies depending on responsibilities • Assigned other duties • Not allowed to have any personal time • Extended duties as an educator • Summers/Holidays • Generally attracts people to this occupation • Contributes to job satisfaction
    11. 11. Working Conditions- Autonomy • Strong correlation between autonomy and job satisfaction • Ranked number one importance for school nurses • High level of autonomy • Often only health professional • Sometimes lack of trust • Boss is generally a non-healthcare worker • Do not recognize same education as a hospital nurse
    12. 12. School Nurses Certification Normal Continuing education • State of Michigan Requires akk nurses to complete 25 hours of continuing education at an accredited establishment • One hour in pain and symptom management • Must be completed within the 2 years after the expiration date of their license
    13. 13. School Nurses Certification National School Nurse Certification Exam (NSNCE) • National Board of Certification of School Nurses is an independently incorporated organization established to develop and implementing the NSNCE National Board of Certification of School Nurses • Member of American Board of Nursing Specialties • Was granted accreditation by ABNS in May 2008
    14. 14. Projected Job Growth The increasing demand for nurses in the country also includes school nurses. When the Education for All Handicapped Children Act was passed by Congress in 1975 along with amendments that included the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the role of school nurses changed dramatically. Instead of just helping average students deal with the flu or a fever, they had to care for and assist students with disabilities. This increased the demand for school nurses and that demand continues to increase today.
    15. 15. Job Responsibilites • Providing First Aid. • Talking to students about various illnesses. • Discussing disease prevention and nutrition with students. • Interpreting medical data. • Investigating possible cases of child abuse. • Giving students spinal scoliosis, hearing, vision, dental and health screening tests. • Making sure students’ immunization records meet state laws. • Training staff members and teachers so they know how to perform procedures that could be needed for students with disabilities
    16. 16. Who are the Clients they serve? School nurses provide direct and immediate healthcare to students of the school in which they are nursing at. Depending on if they are working in an elementary, middle or high school, the ages vary. They also serve the staff when needed.
    17. 17. Characteristics of these Clients • Their clients are either students or staff members of the school they nurse at. The ages may be as young as 6 years old in elementary school or as old as high school seniors (18). They also nurse the staff members when they need to.
    18. 18. Misconception of a School Nurse v=0kfjgwjKAKI&feature=related
    19. 19. The Average Day of a School Nurse •6 to 8 hour days •Logging students in and out of the nurses office •sign in sheet •tracking referrals •Lunch time is the busiest •Be able to find student health records. •Give students immunizations (scheduled by the school system) •Teach health awareness/illness prevention •Share student information with teachers/staff as well as parents. •Maintain good communication with students, staff, parents •First aid •Field trips... organizing health information
    20. 20. Happy Nursing!
    21. 21. References - - - - - - - - - - - - - Batiste, Cynthia. “The Average Salary of a School Nurse”. Fact Sheet. eHow Contributing Writer, 1999-2010. Web. 5 April 2010. <>. - Fukaya, Dr. Masashi. “The Nurses Office as a Refuge”. Child Research Net, 1998-1999. Web. 5 April 2010. < http://