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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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Please do no apply on Monster. Fill out an application found at www.elimcs.org Job Title: School Nurse for Private Special Education School (RN) Position open immediately Position Summary: The school nurse is responsible for the general healthcare of all students, as well as maintaining all medical records, dispensing and/or supervising the dispensing of medications, training staff on proper ...
Greetings! Maxim Healthcare is currently hiring RNs to work in our Bay Area Schools. School nurses work one on one with medically fragile students. Our highest volume of cases would be diabetic management but we also work with students who have g-tubes, trachs, vents, cerebral palsy, seizure precaution, and more! The cases are Monday through Fridays. Hours vary from case to case but all depends o...
Maxim Staffing Solutions is currently seeking multiple LVN's for several openings. Positions can be full or part time, per diem or on a set schedule depending on what you are looking for. We currently have openings in Schools, Skilled Nursing, Home Health, Clinics, Group Homes and more. Please call us today to speak with one of our friendly healthcare recruiters at 805-489-7276. Under the supervi...
School Nurse & Literacy Supervisory New Horizons Community Charter School We seek dedicated professionals that have a passion for children. We have an enrollment of approximately 500 students, grades K – 5. 2014-2015 School Year School Nurse - RN Literacy Supervisory Please forward resumes to ***** or New Horizons Community Charter School Attention: Cheryl Williams - ...
The School Credentialed Registered Nurse assumes responsibility and accountability for the application of the nursing process and the delivery of patient care. The nurse demonstrates ability to make clinical judgments in an effective and efficient manner with supervision. The nurse demonstrates critical thinking and performance ability in the coordination of patient care. Consistently performs acc...
Maxim Healthcare care currently has openings for LVN's all over the greater Los Angeles area. I will describe the positions for both below. Please keep in mind the School positions are open to full or part time. School: Hours: 7:30am-3:30pm Pay:$17-$18 to start Benefits: full medical, dental, vision, and 401k Description: working one on one with a student that has a trach, g-tube, or ventilat...
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tribfeaturedjob RN/LPN - Part Time Must be either a certified LPN or RN. Also, must have updated Act 34, Act 114, and Act 151 Clearances. Please submit any resumes to 800 Florida Avenue, Jeannette, PA 15644. Any questions, call 724-523-5497 x 1789....
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...
LOCATION OF POSITION: Rochester City School District TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: Timeframe varies with Assignment; June - August 2015; Part Time, Full Time and Substitute Positions POSITIONS AVAILABLE: 1. School Nurses for summer school 2. Sports Recertifications – 3 hr, 4 hr and 6 hr sessions available in August 3. CSE Committee preparation DUTIES: (may include) 1. Monitor physical status of chi...
SCHOOL NURSE ASSISTANT RN or LPN required. Hatboro-Horsham School District seeks a skilled healthcare worker who demonstrates sensitivity to the needs of students of varying age levels, diverse cultures, and socio-economic backgrounds, and provides first aid and other medical services as needed. Please apply at: www.hatboro-horsham.org...
We are looking for dedicated Licensed Vocational Nurses interested in working with children in the school setting. These kids have medical needs ranging from diabetic management to seizure precaution. It is ideal if you have experience working with g-tubes and trachs. This position is perfect for someone who is looking for supplemental or flexible work. We work with school districts in the North a...
Nurse - School Nurse (RN) (Wilmington / New Castle, DE) Opportunities available in New Castle / Wilmington for Registered Nurses to work in Schools as fill-in School Nurses. Availability anywhere from 1 day to 5 days per week Monday thru Friday normal school hours. Requirements : DE Fingerprinting Clearance DE Child Abuse Clearance CPR / FA TB / Physical RN License Email Resume or Registe...
Rio Rancho Public Schools District School Nurse Coordinator (15DO0320) Title District School Nurse Coordinator Posting ID 15DO0320 Description Minimum Qualifications • Master’s Degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited college or university; • New Mexico Board of Education license as a School Nurse; Level II Professional School Nurse; • New Mexico Board of Nursing License as a Register...
Maxim Healthcare Solutions Educational Services Division is currently hiring Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) for Full-time, Part-time, and Substitute School Nursing positions throughout the south Chicagoland suburbs. School nursing is a fun, low-stress way to earn a living in the healthcare industry! Experience working with special needs patients and g-tubes, trachs, or ventilators is a plus. For...
Maxim Staffing Solutions' Educational Services division has IMMEDIATE openings for Registered Nurses (RNs) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) to work in a school setting in the city of Chicago and suburbs. School nurses address the health and well-being of student populations ranging from elementary schools to universities. In addition to providing information for students, school nurses work t...
SCHOOL NURSE DeForest Area School District is seeking a School Nurse - immediate start. We offer outstanding facilities and an environment committed to your professional growth. This is a full-time school-year position with full benefits. Qualified applicants must possess a 4-year Bachelors of Science Nursing degree, have a current State of Wisconsin Department of Regulations registered nurse lic...
*TOP JOB* Penn Cambria School District Is accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year for the following Permanent, Full-time Teaching positions: Boys Health and Phys Ed K-12 certification required Social Studies Middle Level or 7-12 certification required. School Nurse School Nurse certification required. Send cover letter emphasizing qualifications and interest, PA Standard Ap...
Hello! We are currently hiring for RN's & LVN's interested in working with children who go to school in SF and Santa Rosa as well as surrounding cities . These positions are for one to one nurses who will help foster growth and learning with medically fragile children in the school setting. Great entry level jobs, case acuity levels greatly and training provided! No experience needed but we do req...
Seeking Registered Nurses in the St. Louis area to help substitute nursing needs at over 25 school districts in St. Louis County! We have on average 3-5 school needs PER DAY! This is a great way to obtain experience within a school district that can lead to full time school nursing opportunities! Please submit your application for consideration or contact Jessi King at ***** Resp...
Rensselaer City School District has immediate openings for Substitute School Nurses. $27.00 per hour. Applicants must possess NYS Registered Professional Nurse licensure. Please contact: Ms. Karen Urbanski, Principal Rensselaer Jr/Sr High School 25 Van Rensselaer Drive Rensselaer, NY 12144 *****...

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