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You might hire a school nurse to:

  • Provide basic healthcare to students and staff in the case of injury or acute illness

  • Plan and implement health management protocols and procedures for both routine and emergency situations

  • Educate students and staff on healthy habits, such as the importance of proper nutrition and hygiene practices

  • Create a safe school environment that complies with national and local health laws



Required skills and qualifications
Preferred skills and qualifications
Strong communication skills Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in nursing or related field is a plus
Familiarity with local and national health regulations  Current nursing license bestowed by regulatory board in the country of employment
Extensive knowledge of many areas of health, including mental and physical health Certification in BLS/CPR
Ability to multitask and prioritize  Ability to assess situations and act quickly 
Passion for working with students Compassionate and empathetic approach