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Nurses Corner

Nurses Corner

School Nurses...A Profession That Makes a Difference

School Nursing is a specialty, requiring specific education and expertise in nursing, public health, and teaching in order to effectively deal with the numerous student and staff health challenges facing schools.

A 2013 NASN survey found that School Nurses have, on average, 23 years of nursing experience, and 11 years experience as a School Nurse.

Yet School Nurses earn an average salary of $44, 984 to $54,726, often less than school counselors and school librarians.

The American Nurses Association reported that in 2010, the average salary for a School Nurse was $43,893 - while the average salary for Nurses overall was $67,720 (54.2% higher).

School Nurses are a vital part of the health of our schools and communities.  Every school needs a School Nurse every day.

Click HERE for an article from Consumer Reports - "What You Should Know About School Nurses"

My name is Tina Varney.  I am a registered nurse and have worked at Jonesville Community Schools since 1999.  I love getting to know and take care of your children!  My office is at the Elementary and I spend one morning a week in the other buildings - Tuesdays at the Middle School/Pathways and Wednesdays at the High School.  If you have any questions or suggestions please do not hesitate to give me a call or stop in and say Hi!

The above message is from The National Association of School Nurses Better Health. Better Learning Tool Kit.  Too many communities, school leaders, legislators and policy-makers don't fully understand the vital role School Nurses play in both education and community health.  I will be posting key information, facts and statistics on this site.  Visit often as I add new information throughout the year!

As always, if you have any questions or concerns please contact me at 517/849-9175, ext. 1404 or the direct line to my office at 517/826-7114. You can also contact me at tvarney@jonesvilleschools.org

Tina Varney, RN
School Nurse/District Health Coordinator
"Efforts to improve school performance that ignore health are ill-conceived, as are health improvement efforts that ignore education."
"If schools do not deal with children's health by design, they deal with it by default."
-from the book Health Is Academic