School Nurse

Student Services Oakland, California San Francisco, California San Lorenzo, California Redwood City, California San Jose, California Stockton, California


Position Summary

School nursing is a specialized practice of nursing that advances the well-being, academic success, and lifelong achievement and health of students. Under the supervision of the Director of Special Education, the School Nurse is responsible for providing health services focused on promoting the health of school children and school environments. In compliance with state laws and regulations, this role will conduct screenings, manage records, write referrals, develop health plans, train and consult with school staff, communicate with families, and provide health education to stakeholders. The School Nurse will be a vital member of the regional special education team and regional operations team striving to support seventeen school sites within KIPP Public Schools: Northern California.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Valid California Registered Nurse License
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • School Nurse Services Credential (or ability to obtain one) authorizing health services in TK-12
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) and CPR certification
  • At least 1 year of experience (2+ years preferred) in clinical nursing and/or school nursing.
Knowledge/skills required:
  • Knowledge of school laws, policies, and state health regulations.
  • Preferred: Multilingual in languages that are a reflection of populations that we serve.
  • A deep passion for social justice and equity for all children; believes that all students can achieve at the highest levels, regardless of demography.
  • Experience working with diverse staff, students, and families.
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and implementation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and work well with others and to build relationships with multiple constituencies. 
  • Results-oriented team player who is dedicated to getting the job done.
  • Unquestioned integrity and commitment to KIPP Public Schools Northern California mission and values.

    Essential Functions and Responsibilities

    • Health services directly related to the health of children:
      • Assess and evaluate the health and development status of pupils. 
      • Interpret health and development assessments to parents, teachers, administrators and other professionals directly concerned with the pupil. 
      • Design and implement individual student health plans.
      • Evaluate and interpret medical and nursing findings appropriate to a student's IEP, participate in IEP team meetings and make recommendations in support of the student's individual education program.
      • Conduct immunization programs, mandated vision and hearing screenings in addition to screening referrals.
      • Provide training and supervision for school staff who provide school health aide services or support students with Activities of Daily Living.
      • Consult with teachers, school administrators and other school staff regarding student care.
      • Assist in identifying needed community resources for students and make appropriate referrals to resources recommended for student success. 
      • Maintain communication with parents and all involved community practitioners and agencies. 
    • Health services related to maintaining healthy school environments:
      • Consult, conduct and serve as resource person for in-service training for teachers and administrators
      • Deliver crisis response and intervention services to students, families and staff, when needed.
      • Follow the policies and procedures set up by the County Health Department and the school district for the control of communicable diseases.
      • Participate in promoting a safe and healthful school environment.
      • Consult regarding first aid supplies for the school district.
    • Health services related to supporting health education:
      • Develop and train staff to implement a health education curriculum.
      • May act as liaison between home and school and help parents with health problems of children when requested. 
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Physical, Mental, and Environmental Demands

    Physical: Ability to navigate office and school campuses, and hold meetings in different spaces. Traditionally, much of the day involves sitting. Ability to access and utilize technology. Occasional lifting/carrying of equipment 1-20 lbs.  This role involves driving to different locations throughout Northern California.

    Mental:  Stress of deadlines and normal work standards, ability to analyze problems and generate alternatives, work with interruptions, concentrate for long periods of time, read, calculate, perform routine math problems, memorize, and recall objects and people.

    Environmental: Office and/or classroom environment subject to constant interruptions and distractions. In an emergency context (e.g., pandemic), work may be conducted virtually fully or partially for extended periods of time or longer, and the expectation is that the individual will establish a productive, remote work environment (e.g., ability to stay connected through different technology means). It may require remote work as current public health guidelines warrant.


    Full-time, exempt position based on the regional support office calendar and time-off policy.

    About KIPP Public Schools Northern California

    We are a thriving nonprofit network of 17 free, public charter schools open to all students. At KIPP, we believe all children should grow up free to create the future they want for themselves and that schools can and should be a critical factor in making that vision a reality. Together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose—college, career, and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world. 

    Our student community consists of over 7,000 elementary, middle, and high school students in East Palo Alto, Oakland, San Francisco, San Lorenzo, San Jose, and Redwood City. 79% qualify for free or reduced price lunch, 23% are multilingual learners, and 10% have special needs.  We strive to cultivate a representative team of teachers and leaders that reflect our students’ diversity.


    We are dedicated to you and your family's well-being! KIPP offers a competitive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and transportation benefits. 

    How to Apply

    Please submit a cover letter and resume by clicking apply on this page.