1. Tell us about yourself?

I am really energetic and a great communicator. Working in the medical field for two years helped me build confidence, and taught me the importance of patient care. I have also got a track record of success. In my last role, I juggled a variety of patient loads, assisted in a charity fundraiser and became an advocate for senior patients. Because of this, the hospital is launching a new educational program to teach nurses how to better care for elderly patients.

2. Please describe the perfect school nurse?

The perfect school nurse would have to have a great deal of knowledge. The nurse would need to have compassion for the job and must have the want to help people. The perfect nurse knows how to treat each patient like they are important so that the patient does not feel like they are just another name on a list. The nurse must also have respect for everyone around them including themselves. The perfect nurse must never accept failure.

3. What is your greatest failure as a school nurse?

When I was in college, I took an art class to supplement my curriculum. I did not take it very seriously and assumed that, compared to my biology classes, it would be a walk in the park. My failing grades at midterm showed me otherwise. I'd even jeopardized my scholarship status. I knew I had to get my act together. I spent the rest of the semester making up for it, ended up getting a decent grade in the class.

4. What area would you like to work in once you finish school and why?

I would like to start off working in either maternity or pediatrics. My first reason is that I love being around babies and kids. My second reason being that I want to be able to help this children towards a healthy future.

5. What are your greatest strengths as a school nurse?

Be positive and honest. My greatest strength is my ability to quickly and efficiently diagnose students problems.

6. How do you handle pressure and stress as a school nurse?

I find that I work better under pressure, and I enjoy working in an environment that is challenging. I am the type of person that diffuses stress. I am used to working in a demanding environment with deadlines and enjoy the challenges.

7. What are your goals for the future as a school nurse?

My long term goals are to find a school where I can continue to learn and be a positive contributor.

8. What do you think about policies and rules as a school nurse?

I think that we must have these to keep everything in order. I think policies and rules are put in place to better our environment.

9. How do you accept dress codes as a school nurse?

I have no problem with dress codes at all. I went to private school for 10 years and was required to wear a uniform.

10. What qualities do you most admire in people as a school nurse?

I admire anyone that has a great sense of humor but at the same time knows when to be serious. I admire people who won't take no for an answer when it is easier to just give up.

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