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School Nurse Job Overview

The role of the school nurse has evolved since the late 1800s, when the first school nurse was hired. While it is true that the school nurse handles the daily illnesses and injuries that occur to students throughout the school day, there are many other responsibilities that rest with the school nurse. For students who require an individual education plan due to illness or disability, the school nurse plays an integral role in ensuring the child's health needs are addressed. The school nurse may also play a role in health education, teaching such topics as nutrition, sex education, and mental health issues, as well. At the district level, the school nurse may take a more active role in curriculum development and other health education jobs.

The typical daily tasks of a school nurse might include:

  • Perform routine health screening such as vision and hearing tests
  • Provide first aid and medical assistance in the event of an injury
  • Assess and provide nursing care for students who are ill
  • Administer medications to students and maintain accurate records
  • Evaluate student records for compliance with immunization guidelines
  • Teach students about proper nutrition
  • Counsel students who have questions about their health
  • Maintain all medical equipment and order appropriate supplies
  • Train school staff on OSHA guidelines for handling blood and other infectious material in a school environment

School Nurse Job Education Requirements

The minimum education required to become a school nurse is a bachelor's degree in nursing or a related field. Candidates must also become licensed registered nurses and have at least 1,000 hours of clinical experience before becoming a certified school nurse.

Some school nurses take a more administrative role in health education and work at the district level. School nurses with advanced degrees and years of experience in school nursing often go on to become nurse consultants to local and state education boards.

School Nurse Job Market

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that demand for school nurses will grow by 26 percent in the coming decade, similar to many other healthcare careers. However, the recent federal education accountability standards have caused some school districts to focus resources on standardized testing achievement, leading them to consolidate school nursing services. There is a growing trend toward school nurses rotating between campuses to cut costs. However, registered nursing in general has a very positive job outlook.

School Nurse Job Salary Information

The median salary for a school nurse is $45,517; however, most of these jobs come with the generous benefits package that usually accompany jobs in education; these can be worth $20,000 or more per year. The top 10 percent of school nurses make $68,000 or more annually.


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Health care Full time SCHOOL NURSE/NURSE ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR wanted for the 2015-2016 School year. Applicants preferred to be a Licensed/ Certified School Nurse and approved IDPH CNA Instructor. Applicants must possess a current RN license preferably with Bachelor's degree in Nursing with experience in school nursing. Applicants must have two years' experience in long term care. Salary depends on...
Maxim is hiring qualified RN's & LPN's to fill one on one school cases and/or per diem positions across the Northwest! We offer part time and fulltime work opportunities. Don't miss out on these great opportunities and call now! Current School Cases: Overnight Camp Nurse Needed! $150/day, private housing, meals included. Experience with emergency assessment, asthma, diabetics (insulin injections...
Crossroads School is seeking a motivated and dynamic RN to join our team at our school for children on the autism spectrum. Crossroads is a Department of Education approved private, non-profit, year round school, serving students from age 3-22, located in a quiet neighborhood in Natick, MA. If you are an RN interested in working in a school environment part time, consider applying at Crossroads! ...
Nurse Practitioner Looking for a nursing position with NO evenings, NO weekends, and a 9-month school schedule? Looking to grow with a leader in the pediatric health care industry?Dynamic positions available to partner with and assist in providing healthcare to Nashville and East TN area schools. Nurse Practitioner – School Health Screening Performs complete physical exams for youth.Conducts he...
We are in an immediate need of an LVN to start as a school nurse in the East Bay Area. We are looking for nurses who are compassionate and knowledgeable. As a school nurse, you will be working one-on-one with children and you will get the chance to develop a personal special connection with them while helping with their medical needs. These children will have medical needs including Diabetic manag...
School Nurses Wanted! RCM Health Care Services is working on a contract to work with a local school district and we are currently building a pool of healthcare professionals for the next school year! If you are an RN, LPN C.N.A or a Medical Assistant please see below! We will have Full Time, Part Time and Per Diem positions available with great rates of pay! You MUST have: • A desire to work w...
We are currently seeking a Registered Nurse for a full-time opportunity with a local school district in Brookline, Massachusetts. All applicants must be available for a schedule consisting of hours between the days of Monday and Friday, from 7am to 3pm. Each week will total roughly 32-40 hours. All applicants must have experience with and G-tubes and spinal cord injury experience is preferred. If ...
SCHOOL NURSE Certified. Needed for local elementary school. Please call 855-590-2227....
Maxim Staffing Solutions' Educational Services Division is currently hiring Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and Registered Nurses for Full-time, Part-time, and Per Diem School Nursing positions throughout the northside of Chicago. School nursing is a great opportunity for those interested in pediatrics! A school nurse is responsible for coordinating, implementing, and evaluating student health se...
Are you kind, compassionate, and willing to work with children? If so, this just might be the perfect position for you! Maxim Staffing is seeking a Licensed Vocational or Registered Nurse with part time or full time availability. Ideal candidate enjoys and has experience working with children. Must live in the Bay Area and be willing to drive to multiple school districts. Experience with diabetic...
Maxim Staffing Solutions' Educational Services Division is currently hiring Registered Nurses (RN's) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) for Full-time, Part-time, and Per Diem School Nursing positions on the Southside of Chicago. School nursing is a great opportunity for those interested in pediatrics! We offer multiple school nursing settings to meet any interested nurse's comfort level. Experie...
Pro CareTherapy Reno, NV
A school nurse position is open and ready to interview state of Nevada certified RN nurses. The school is looking to interview Board certified RN nurses who have pediatric experience and who are able to start immediately. This school nurse position is in the Reno, NV area and will require the school nurse selected to work full time for the remainder of the school year. Prior schools experience is ...
Remember your favorite teacher? So will your students. Become a substitute teacher! Experience what it's like to make a difference in the lives of students. Kelly Educational Staffing (KES) currently is recruiting substitute teachers for grades PreK-12 for Roosevelt Public Schools and several local Charter Schools in the West Valley, Phoenix & Glendale areas. Enjoy these perks: - Flexible scheduli...
Maxim Staffing Solutions' Educational Services Division is currently hiring Registered Nurses (RNs) for Full-time, Part-time, and Per Diem School Nursing positions in the Skokie area. A school nurse is responsible for coordinating, implementing, and evaluating student health services at assigned school(s) by providing skilled nursing services and coordinating health service programs. Position invo...
Kelly Educational Staffing is searching for substitute school nurses for the Fox Chapel, Pine-Richland, and Plum Borough School Districts! STAFF NURSE (RN OR HIGHER) OVERVIEW: Staff Nurses work under the direction of the Certified School Nurse (School Nurse) to assist the School Nurse in providing care and maintaining records for all students in the school, while adhering to strict confidentiality...
Registered Nurse needed to work at a Private Girls School in Jamaica Plain,Mass. Candidate must have a minimum of 2 recent Years experience as a RN. Client needs an RN for the following Schedule. ASAP-March 4th..One day per week 9-5 and One day per week 2-6 pm. RN can choose which Two Days to work. March 5-27th (or longer) Job will be any 2-3 Days per week at 8 hours between 8 am and 10 pm. ...
CERTIFIED SCHOOL NURSE ***** Bensalem School District has a temporary vacancy for a Certifi ed School Nurse to support the activities in one of our School Building's Health Rooms while the regular certifi ed school nurse is absent for about three (3) to four (4) weeks This Substitute CSN position would pay $144.00 per day For immediate consideration, e-mail resume and copy of PA...
Company Confidential East Sandwich, MA, 02537
Riverview School EOE/AA School Nurse (RN) Join a skilled medical team providing health care services to adolescents with learning disabilities. Full Time - 11 month position Wed thru Sat 2PM - 10PM Excellent benefits Send Resume & Cover Letter: fax (508-833-7004) email: ***** mail Health Care Center Riverview School Inc 551 Route 6A East Sandwich MA 02537 No Calls...
Substitute School Nurse Kelly Educational Staffing is currently taking applications for a Substitute School Nurse to work in the Lee's Summit School District. To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty according to stated expectations below. As a Substitute School Nurse you will be required to: -Participate in medical examinations and review findings...
Registered Nurse needed to work in a Private School in Jamaica Plain,Mass. Client needs an experience RN to work every Saturday and Sunday starting ASAP. Hours are as follows: Saturday and Sundays Flex 8 hours between the hours of 9 am and 10 pm. **Must be able to commit to every Weekend until March 27th. This is a contract Position. School Nursing experience helpful,must have least 2 Years ...

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