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School Nurse

Yuba City, CA

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School Nurse

The Plus Group is seeking an experienced, compassionate healthcare professional as a school nurse in the Yuba Sutter county area. A school nurse is very important to the daily operation of a school.  Emergency and non-emergency situations occur that require the attention of a trained professional in the field of nursing.

School Nurse Job Description

A school nurse provides healthcare for school-aged students within an educational system.  He or she handles the daily health issues that occur with students who attend the school.

Daily responsibilities of a school nurse may include:

  • Teaching classes on nutrition and health

  • Assessing the status of a student’s immunization documentation and creating health plans for individuals with specific health needs

  • Providing healthcare initiatives within the school

  • Handling minor health issue that occur on a daily basis

  • Dispensing students’ prescribed medications

  • Providing information regarding the normal development of humans

  • Providing regular dental, hearing, and vision screenings

A school nurse usually has an office in which to work and treat the students.  Many school nurses many have several schools in which they work.  They may have set hours that they attend each of their schools.

The certification requirements for a school nurse vary by state. According to the National Board of School Nurses (NBCSN), a school nurse must meet the following requirements:

  • Earn a bachelor’s degree or higher in a health related or nursing field

  • Pass a nursing certification exam (NCLEX-RN)

  • Work in school health services or an area related to school health services

School districts hire only certified nurses for the position as school nurse.  Potential school nurses must make sure that they complete the national exam for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN) so that they can practice in a school setting as a registered nurse.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Bachelors degree (BA or BS) from an accredited college or university. (Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by a Commission-Approved Agency) Current California (CA) Registered Nurse (RN) License School Nurse Credential (may be obtained once employed) Current Healthcare Provider CPR and First Aid Certification Valid CA Driver License and use of an insured automobile United States (US) citizen or have the legal right to work in the US.

Submit your resume to Emily Davidson at edavidson@theplusgroup.com or call our office at 530-671-1111