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School Nurse

Position Title: School Nurse

Date Posted: August 2021

FLSA Classification: Exempt

Reports To: School Principal

Position Overview and Qualifications:

Cornerstone Christian Academy is seeking a School Nurse to join our staff beginning at the start of the 2021-2022 school year. The ideal candidate will possess the minimal qualifications needed to become a practicing registered nurse (RN), which include an associate degree (ASN) or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and passing the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for Registered Nurses, The candidate should be certified in pediatric and adult BCLS and competent in the use of AED equipment.

The School Nurse’s primary responsibility will be to provide health services to students when they are at school. For example: treating injuries, mild to acute illnesses, and supporting students with chronic illnesses. The School Nurse will also help with preventive care by educating students on how to avoid communicable diseases and having proper hygiene.

The School Nurse of Cornerstone Christian Academy is required to possess faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, an exemplary Christian character, a love for children, a collaborative spirit, and an ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, coworkers, and all school constituents.


The School Nurse is expected to:

  • Provide basic healthcare to students in case of injury or acute illness.
  • Develop health plans for students with chronic illnesses and disabilities.
  • Educate students and staff on healthy habits, such as proper nutrition and hygiene.
  • Detect health problems in early stages through regular screenings.
  • Keep track of student vaccination records.
  • Update student medical history.
  • Ensure school environment is safe for children and school staff (e.g. prevention of communicable diseases).
  • Write referrals for pediatricians and other health specialists.
  • Present plan for how health screenings will be conducted, their frequency, and updates to students’ medical history in real time.
  • Define/document management of chronic illness that are collaborative between parent, primary care provider, and school nurse.
  • Educate students and staff on healthy habits, such as proper nutrition and hygiene.
  • Maintain documentation through access to Philadelphia County electronic health records of immunizations (PhillyVax).
  • Ensure compliance with national and local health laws.
  • Be a contributing member of the Emergency Response Team.
  • Periodically train staff in epi-pen use, inhaler use, and provide instruction in managing asthma and food allergies.
  • Show evidence of completion of annual continuing education to remain current with state laws.
  • Maintain all state licensure and certifications.

Interested candidates are to send a letter of interest and current resume to: