School Nurse at Texas Association of School Administrators in Texas City, TX

Author - June 5, 2011

School Nurse Major Responsibilities and Duties Nursing Services:

  1. Provide direct care utilizing professional assessment skills, the nursing process, and established school health protocols.
  2. Serve as health advocate for students.
  3. School Nurse to Notify parents of accident or illness and secure medical care for students in emergency cases (if parents or emergency contact cannot be reached).
  4. Coordinate management system to administer medications to students at school. Administer medications according to district policy and procedures.
  5. School Nurse Establish and implement effective procedures for mandatory screening programs. Make referrals as necessary.
  6. Develop and coordinate continuing evaluation of campus health program and make changes based on findings. Instruction
  7. School Nurse Participate in development of campus health education curriculum and provide health education to individuals and groups.
  8. Educate faculty and staff as needed on health related topics.
  9. School Nurse Provide health counseling and instruction to individual students  Consultation
  10. Serve as health liaison between school, physicians, parents, and community.
  11. School Nurse Assess student problems and make appropriate referrals working with students, teachers, parents, and medical and health care professionals as needed.
  12. School Nurse Participate in Admission, Review, and Dismissal Committee, crisis team, and school committees and develops Individual Health Plan.
  13. School Nurse Collaborate with other professionals regarding implementation of health-related Individual Education Plan (IEP) items.
  14. Participate in assessment and reporting of suspected child abuse.
  15. School Nurse Make home visits to help with student health problems as necessary with permission of principal.
  16. School Nurse Communicate regularly with principal, health services coordinator, school counselor, teachers, parents, food services, and other staff regarding health services issues. Administration
  17. Review and evaluate immunization records.
  18. Supervise and train nurse aide(s) and LVN(s) in clinic procedures and responsibilities according to district policy.
  19. Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required, including clinic records and accurate, updated health records on all students.
  20. Requisition supplies and equipment needed to maintain clinic inventory.
  21. School Nurse Comply with policies established by federal and state laws, Texas Department of Health rule, State Board of Education rule, and board policy in health services area.
  22. Report potential health and safety hazards to principal.
  23. Comply with all district and campus routines and regulations. Professional Development
  24. Maintain certification in CPR, vision and hearing screening, and as a health screener.
  25. School Nurse Model behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible. Supervisory

School Nurse Responsibilities:

Direct the work of licensed vocational nurse (LVN) and assigned health clinic aide(s).

School Nurse Equipment Used: Thermometer, blood pressure cuff, audiometer, otoscope, sphygmomanometer, vision screening equipment, thermoscan, basic clinic equipment, personal computer, and copier.

School Nurse Qualifications:


  • Graduate of an accredited professional nursing education program
  • Valid registered nurse license to practice professional nursing in Texas from the State Board of Nurse Examiners
  • Certified by Texas Department of Health to conduct vision and hearing screening
  • CPR Certification

Special Knowledge/Skills:

  • Knowledge of health appraisal to identify student health defects
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to implement policies and procedures

School Nurse Experience:

  • Two years nursing experience, preferably in community health

School Nurse Salary Range:     Commensurate with TCISD Hiring Schedule.
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