Date of Successful Defense
Date Degree Awarded
Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Michael W. Firmin, Ph.D.
Masters of Education theses, school nurses
This is a phenomenological, qualitative study of 25 school nurses employed in a large, urban school district in the Midwestern section of the United States. The study’s participants possess histories of professional work experiences in nursing specialties other than school nursing. Given the wide range of potential nursing opportunities currently available to registered nurses with baccalaureate degrees, participants’ responses regarding their selection of school nursing as a career, their past and present job satisfaction levels in school nursing, challenges, success definitions, and the integration of work with home life all bring clarity to the participants’ perspectives on this specialty of nursing. The insights of these school nurses assist in illuminating the personal and professional values of this cohort of school professionals.
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Smith, Shirley G., "Perspectives of School Nurse Vocational Satisfaction: A Qualitative Analysis" (2007). Master of Education Research Theses. 17.