We’re Spotlighting Brittany R., School Nurse
At Cross Country Education, we're honored to work with professionals from across the nation who are dedicated to improving kids' lives daily! We take great pride in their shared passion for helping students succeed, and we love passing along their insight to inspire others interested in school positions.
This time, we're spotlighting one of our outstanding school nurses, Brittany R. Here's why Brittany decided to become a school nurse, what she enjoys most about working with the Cross Country Education team and schools, and what advice she has for nurses just starting their careers.
Why did you become a school nurse?
When I first became a nurse, I always knew I wanted to work in the mental health or the pediatric field. I became a mental health nurse that would devote my weekends to serving at my local Church’s Children's Ministry. I loved working with the students and families so much that I knew that I wanted to transition into following my dream of becoming a School Nurse. Growing up I would remember going to the School Nurse’s office and feeling so welcomed, understood, and cared for as I struggled with medical conditions in Elementary School. I wanted to be able to be that type of caretaker for the scholars of our future generation. I also wanted to be an educator on how to build healthier communities/lifestyles.
What do you like about Cross Country Education?
What I LOVE about Cross Country Education is the extensive training, resources, and support that has been provided. Cross Country Education ensures that schools, students, and staff receive access to high-quality resources and services. I am also grateful for the amount of support we are given mentally. CCE provides weekly reminders and resources to ensure providers are practicing/implementing self-care. It is very fulfilling to feel valued and cared for by a company.
What have you liked about your experience working at CCE schools?
I have enjoyed the variety of students, faculty, and families I have worked with. Being able to work with multiple students with unique stories and conditions has been very rewarding. I have enjoyed my time working with each school and building that rapport with students, faculty, and families.
What kind of advice would you give to someone starting out in your field?
Take it one day at a time! As you continue working, you will gain the experience and knowledge you need. Ask questions, your office and leads are there for you every step of the way.
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