For as long as I've wanted to be a nurse, I've wanted to be a school nurse. I love kids, and schools always make me happy. I just love to be in any environment where kids are learning, thriving, and expressing themselves. Besides, kids at school are healthier than kids in the hospital, so it's not a sad, stressful environment.
Well, friends....I've kept quiet about this because the more public I made the fact that I applied, the more public I would have to make the fact that it didn't happen if it didn't. But....I sent my resume to my local school district on a whim (I had no idea whether they were hiring) and got a call back from them that very day. Since then, I've been in the application process, and last Friday I had an interview.
This morning, at around 9am, I got a call....I got the job. I am now a school nurse!!! I will be in charge of three elementary schools and I can't wait. (There are health aides at each school so I won't have to be in three places at once - not that I could, anyway.) The man who interviewed me is incredibly nice, and I can't wait to meet some more of my future co-workers.
Aside from the actual job duties (record keeping, seeing kids that come into the office for various maladies, checking up on kids' management of chronic conditions, health screenings, basic education) that I am excited about, there are so many other reasons I'm looking forward to this job: any scrubs I want (hello, Cardinals scrubs at last!), weekends off, every holiday off, summers off, returning to watching the TV screen in anticipation of snow days....it'll be kind of like going to school again!
I am so psyched. Thank you SO much to all of my family and friends. Your love and support surround me and lift me up so much.