School Nurse


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The job of the school nurse is multi-faceted and includes:

  • Providing preventive healthcare services
  • Identifying health problems in the earliest stages
  • Overseeing interventions and referrals as a way to foster health and ensure child's educational success

Using clinical knowledge and judgment, the school nurse will routinely perform the following duties:

  • Provide healthcare to pupils and staff
  • Perform necessary health screenings for pupils and staff
  • Coordinate referrals to private healthcare providers
  • Serve as liaisons between school personnel, family, and school community healthcare provider to ensure a healthy school environment

The main job responsibilities of school nurse include:

  • Developing plans for children care based on assessment, interventions, and identification of outcomes, and the evaluation of care
  • Serving as health professional with other school professionals, such as food service personnel, physical education teachers, coaches, and counselors
  • Providing health-related education to pupils and staff in both individual and group settings
  • Monitoring immunizations, managing communicable diseases and assessing the school environment as to prevent injury and ensure safety
  • Overseeing infection control measures
  • Actively participating in school safety plans that address school violence, bullying, and emergencies that may occur at school
  • Overseeing medication administration, health care procedures, and the development of healthcare plans
  • Overseeing vision, hearing, body mass index, and mental health screening procedures
  • Making decisions related to the delegation of healthcare tasks as directed by state laws and professional practice guidance
  • Providing health advice to school educational teams, such as the Committee on Special Education and the Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) team
  • Assisting families with locating outside care and obtaining health insurance where possible.




Job Level

Manager (Staff Supervisor/Head of Department)




Healthcare / Pharmaceutical

Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

1 - 3 years


₦50,000.00 ‐ ₦100,000.00 per month