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K-12 School Nurse


Provides appropriate nursing care to students and staff under the school system’s guidelines; ensures the entire school population’s health, comfort, and safety. 

Examples of Work

  • Assesses and monitors the physical, mental and social needs of the entire school population; engages in health screening activities and deals with potential and actual health problems.
  • Plans, implements, and evaluates the nursing care given to students and staff, e.g., medical procedures, treatments, and medication administration; monitors immunizations and reports infectious diseases according to relevant policies.
  • Collaborates with other professionals to improve the students’ self-care skills and support their learning process success.
  • Evaluates the school’s overall care system and policies; establishes plans to ensure that health needs are met.

Education and Experience

Graduate of a nationally-accredited nursing program. Licensed as a registered nurse by Chapter 464, Florida Statutes. FDLE Background check 

Licensure and Certification

Licensed as a registered nurse by Chapter 464, Florida Statutes.




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