School nurses are the individuals responsible for administering medications and providing basic tasks related to patient care for students at an elementary, middle or secondary school. School nurse supervisors oversee the activities of several school nurses.
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School nurse supervisors hire, train, supervise and evaluate school nurses. Supervisors ensure that nurses adhere to all health and safety regulations and that the cost of the activities of nurses adhere to budgetary guidelines.
Some school nurse supervisors work for a school district and oversee the activities of the nurse stationed at each school, while some work for county governments and supervise all of the school nurses within the county. Others work for a medical staffing companies that provide school nurses for a number of different schools.
School nurse supervisors typically work daylight weekday hours. Skills necessary for success in the position include good oral and written communication and leadership skills and the ability to provide constructive criticism and develop talents within people.
Most employers prefer to hire school nurse supervisors who have a bachelor's or graduate degree in nursing and have a license to work as a registered nurse in their state. Supervisory experience or a history of working in a school settings are also helpful in obtaining the position.
In December 2009, the average annual salary for a school nurse supervisor was £51,350, according to Indeed.com.
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