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The School Nurse Job Update

Posted Jun 16 2008 6:11pm
A few weeks agoI wroteabout a school nurse position that I was thinking about applying for.

Well, I applied for it and had an interview. The day after the interview they called and offered me the job. The pay was much less than what I make now, so I almost turned it down right away.

But, I didn't. Instead I prayed about it. I prayed that if it was meant for me to have this job that there would be a pay increase.

The lady that did my interview called me back a few days later. She said that all school nurses in the state of NC are required to get certified within 3 years of getting hired. I am at an advantage because I have a BS degree. So, really all I would have to do is take the test. (and pass, of course).

I was told that once I passed the test that my pay would "increase significantly". I asked how much "significantly" was. The figure she quoted me was almost exactly what I make at my current job. I couldn't believe it. My prayers had been answered.

But, there was a catch. I was told that the earliest I could take the test was in February. That meant we would have to live on much less money for about 7 months. I wasn't sure we could do it.

But, Michael and I talked about it and I decided I could work at a hospital or nursing home some weekends to supplement our income until I could take the test.

Then, I found out the next test is being offered in July. So, I am registering for the test and hopefully I'll pass it the first time and then I won't have to wait 7 months for my pay increase.

To get to the point of my post: I officially accepted the job today. My first day at my new job will be on June 16th. I'm so excited!!

And, you want to know what the best part is? Since the kids get out of school on June 13th, I will work for about 2 weeks and then I will have the whole month of July off.....with pay. I'm loving this job already and I haven't even started yet!!

I'm sure I'll be studying a lot during my time off. But, there are worse things than studying while working on my tan.
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