School Nurse

Galloway, New Jersey 08205


  • Full time
  • $55,000 - 60,000/per year

Job Description

Camden Prep - Copewood Elementary School
In 2014 Camden Prep became the first Uncommon School to launch in Camden, NJ. Our mission is clear: to close the achievement gap and prepare low income students to get accepted to and graduate from 4-year colleges.
We know that in Camden a world class education is possible. We are thrilled to bring our award-winning model of success to the children and families of Camden through our new region of schools, Camden Prep.

The Role – School Nurse

Provide professional nursing care to students and staff to maximize health and wellness. Services provided are performed in accordance with state board of education policies and procedures and New Jersey state law regarding nurse practice.

This position reports to the Director of Operations.

Core duties and responsibilities

Nursing Care

  • Assess the overall condition of an injured/ill child or staff member as to the acuteness and severity of injury or disease and deciding on appropriate action, providing skillful management of childhood emergencies until additional assistance is available.
  • Administer medication and document in accordance to school policy and procedure
  • Maintain accurate medical records for all students to ensure compliance with NJ state requirements including immunizations, physical examinations, and medical conditions.
  • Refer students to outpatient facilities and emergency departments for further evaluation based on nursing assessment findings.
  • Make appropriate assessment and referrals for suspected abuse/neglect as a mandated reporter.


  • Communicate with teachers, school personnel, and parents/guardians to promote positive collaboration to meet the health and safety needs of students.
  • Provide health services, information, and counseling in a positive and effective manner to heighten the health and wellness of the school community.
  • Complete illness/accident reports for students/staff.
  • Enter information from illness/accident reports into school medical database system.
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding all school and health-related issues.


  • Maintain daily log of student/staff visits via computer medical database system and in student health record.
  • Maintain the daily environment of the nurse office and supplies.
  • Ensure student Emergency medicines are current.
  • Maintain supplies for classroom first aid kits.
  • Perform other health or school related work as required.

Required Education, Certifications, and Experience

  • Baccalaureate Degree or higher
  • Current Registered Nurse licensure in New Jersey
  • Current First Aid/AED and CPR course certified
  • Experience in nursing preferred
  • Computer competency

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • Knowledge in physical assessment and treatment of childhood illnesses and emergencies.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in nursing preferred
  • Able to appropriately and confidently assess and treat multiple students and staff members in school community.
  • Able to work independently, demonstrate exceptional communication skills to effectively work as a team with other staff members.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to engage children and enable them to perform highly
  • Ability to work in partnership with parents
  • A commitment to ambitious and inclusive education

Personal Attributes

  • High levels of personal integrity
  • Excellent organisational and time-management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and remain calm
  • Willingness to take on multiple tasks
  • Proactive and able to prompt others to ensure deadlines are achieved
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic
  • Ability to work independently
  • Continually strive for improvement
  • Adaptability
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to different cultural viewpoints


Compliance with visa requirements for working in the USA, the successful candidate must already have valid US working papers.

At Camden Prep we are committed to providing a world class, safe, happy environment in which children and young people are able to thrive and learn. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students irrespective of race, ability, religion, gender or culture.

Application Process

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter with the subject "Copewood Elementary School Nurse."

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $55,000-$60,000 per year

About Camden Prep Copewood Elementary School

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Sunita Yadavalli

Galloway, NJ, United States

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