School nurses are typically post-pediatric nurses, although it is possible for new graduate nurses to begin their nursing career here. School nurses must be quick thinkers as they can be expected to respond to emergencies. Strong pediatric assessment skills are required. In addition, school nurses must track childhood immunizations records, and give eye and hearing exams and track growth. School nurses will act as a liaison between the school and the parents when a child becomes ill. Nurses in this role also track the health and wellness of the school's adult staff. School nurses are usually responsible for the entire school district. They are responsible for presenting health education to all grades at age appropriate levels. School nurses send reports to the school board as well as the State regulatory bodies regarding illness, immunizations and communicable disease. This is a day shift, Monday through Friday position during the school year, with a reduced schedule in the summer months.