what does this mean? -- searching for a school nurse position


Has 1 years experience.

Hello, I have been job searching and have been dabbling in looking for school nurse positions.  I want to apply to a position I found but am confused on what the position would consist of.  The title is "Full Time School RN/LPN (contract position)" and states in the job description "1:1 with elementary student (asphyxiation concern)"

Does this mean I would only be paired with 1 student all day every day?

I appreciate any insight on the matter as well as anything I should know while on this job search!


Jedrnurse, BSN, RN

Specializes in school nurse. Has 29 years experience.

Yes, that's what this means. Often, students with acute medical conditions have 1:1 nurses in school. (And on the bus/van for that matter...)

sleepwalker, MSN, NP

Specializes in Occupational Health. Has 17 years experience.

This is for a skilled para position. You're the child's 1:1 based on contract.  Most likely not being hired  for a per se school nurse position...but you'd have to inquire specifically about the status

Edited by sleepwalker


Specializes in Pediatrics, Community Health, School Health. Has 25 years experience.

In our district, that would be a RN who is only with that student all day, rides the bus, etc.  The 1:1 nurse only cares for that one student, does not provide any care for any other students in the district. We hire our 1:1 through the district so that if the student is absent from school, the 1:1 can still report to work and help with overflow in the nurse's office.  Some districts go through agencies, and if that is the case, the 1:1 does not work or get paid if the student is not in school.

sleepwalker, MSN, NP

Specializes in Occupational Health. Has 17 years experience.

also...our child's 1:1 was hired by the school district but on a yearly basis. The contract had to be renewed every year.