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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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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...
Maxim Healthcare is looking to add additional dedicated RNs and LPNs to our rapidly growing team of School Nurses. Our nurses specialize in assisting students that cannot attend school without your help! Rewarding one-on-one student support in a public education system. Help a child with special needs, so they can return to their daily routine. We have flexible options to fit your needs: Full...
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...
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...
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...
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 findi...
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 ...
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...
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...
Shady Side Academy Senior School SCHOOL NURSE Classification Full-time, Year-Round Exempt Reporting Reports to: Head School Nurse, Head of Senior School Supervises:After-Hours and Part-Time Nurses Position Description Shady Side Academy’s Senior School is seeking applicants for a School Nurse for the current academic year. The Senior School Nurse reports to the Head of Nursing and the He...
SCHOOL NURSE The Lockport City School District is seeking a School Nurse (RN). Application information is online at www.lockportschools.org Human Resources section, or phone 716-478-4820...
EC SCHOOL NURSE Associate's degree in Nursing, valid NC nursing license, and three years of experience in pediatric nursing preferred. Applies Nursing theory and process to health case management and develops certain related services to exceptional children. For further information and to apply, please visit our website: www.ccs.k12.nc.us...
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...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Nurse Practitioner South Dakota, SD Full-Time $80,000 - $120,000 Apply Apply Nurse Practitioner South Dakota, SD Full-Time $80,000 - $120,000 Apply Job Details If you are a Nurse Practitioner with experience, please read on! Top Reasons to Work with Us 1. You will be involved with one the most...
Morris Heights Health Center (MHHC) is seeking experienced and energetic Nurse Practitioners and/or Physician Assistants to provide comprehensive medical services to students in School-Based Clinics. Clinical duties will include: performing physical exams, administration of vaccines and medications, reproductive health counseling and services, care for asthmatic and diabetic patients, acute visit...
Maxim Healthcare's Educational Services Division is currently hiring Registered Nurses (RN's) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) for Full-time School Nursing positions on the Northside of Chicago. School nursing is a great opportunity for those interested in pediatrics! Earn a living and assist a child so they can receive an education! We offer multiple school nursing settings to meet any intere...
SUBSTITUTE School Nurse Yellow Medicine East is seeking applications for a long-term substitute K-12 school nurse starting on or about April 15th until approximately June 1st. Job duties include: medical care for K-12 students. Minimum requirements: current Minnesota RN license. Applicants should submit a cover letter, 2 references, & transcripts to: Bert Raney Elementary Lisa Hansen, Principal 55...
Our state-approved Mary A. Dobbins special education school offers a strong academic program with a highly therapeutic environment for boys and girls, ages 8-21. Students come from our residential treatment programs or are day students referred from local school districts. The school’s Learning Center Model curriculum guarantees small class sizes and individualized instruction for all students. Al...
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...

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