- A School Nurse carries out duties within a school environment such as sex education lessons, screenings, health interviews and immunization programs. A School Nurse may also provide emergency first aid to children and act as the point of contact for medical queries or family planning advice. The School Nurse will also train other members of the school staff in managing medicines and medical conditions, and delivering the health curriculum.
- The School Nurse will usually manage the sick bays and medical centre, and provide on-site medical care.
Skills and Training Development
- A School Nurse must be approachable with a non-judgmental attitude and a caring nature.
- Registered Nurse /B.Sc Nursing with years of experienceExcellent communication skills are essential and the ability to work by yourself or as part of a team.
- A School Nurse must be prepared for different situations and that children react differently.
- A School Nurse will usually have gained, or be working towards, a School Nursing or Specialist Community Public Health Nurse qualification.
- Optional (BScNursing with years of experience)
- RN Preferred