Student Support Services | School Nurse | MAWSECO | Available: August 14, 2023 | Closing: Open until filled


Meeker & Wright Special Education Cooperative #0938 
Date Posted:
March 15, 2023
Position Title: Licensed School Nurse, Part-time
Assignment Location: Within the eight Meeker and Wright Special Education Programs
Hours per Day: 4
Schedule: 182 day contract per calendar year
Anticipated Start Date: August 14, 2023
Salary: Placement per the EdMN MAWSECO Master Agreement, based on education and experience
Other compensation: Mileage reimbursement for business-related travel based on current IRS standard business mileage rate

Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Licensed School Nurse is a guardian of the health (both physical and mental) for staff and students. The LSN must manage all the programs and students so that they all are safe and any unexpected events or medical emergencies are managed in a safe and effective manner. The School Nurse shall enforce the State rules and regulations to ensure the operation of the educational program. To provide assessment, screening, planning, intervention, evaluation, counseling, management and/or referrals concerning the health and medical care needs of students for the purpose of minimizing absences due to illness, maximizing educational opportunities, and creating a healthy school climate.


  • Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Licensed in Minnesota as a School Nurse
  • Valid and current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automatic external defibrillator (AED) use
  • Minnesota driver’s license or evidence of equivalent mobility


  • Experience working with individuals with disabilities
  • Experience working in a district as a school nurse

Cornerstones is a therapeutic setting IV, multi-school district program located at the Wright Technical Center in Buffalo, MN and managed by MAWSECO. This program serves adolescents, grades 7-12 with emotional and behavioral needs that cannot be met within their home school district. The primary goal of the program is to provide educational support along with social skills training to acquire skills necessary to become independent learners in order to return to their home district as soon as possible.

The Eastern Wright Program is an intermediate level (grades 6-8) federal setting IV special education program designed to meet the needs of students who experience significant emotional and/or behavioral disabilities. The program is located in the Wright Technical Center.  The primary goal of the program is to provide social skills and educational support to reduce stress and acquire skills in the emotional, behavioral, social and academic areas and return to the mainstream school as soon as possible. By reaching goals determined by the IEP team, which includes the parents, the Eastern Wright program is able to positively affect the future development and success of each student served.  

The Journeys program is located at the MAWSECO Education Center in Howard Lake and serves children with behavioral needs in grades K-4. It is a multi-district program and is managed by Meeker & Wright Special Education Cooperative. Journeys serves young students with behavioral needs that cannot be met within their home school district. Students receive academic classes, social, and life skills which are individualized to foster learning and successful interactions with peers and adults. Students are recommended for these services by their IEP team and with the approval of district administration. The students reintegrate, as appropriate, back to their home school as recommended by the IEP team.

Sholund School for Girls is located in Annandale, MN and is the educational facility on the grounds of Village Ranch, Inc. Residential facility. This program started in November of 2016 and serves girls in grades 8-12. The educational program provides a flexible and safe environment in which students can experience educational success. Enrollment is made up of students primarily living in the Village Ranch residence. 

STEP (Student Transitioning in Educational Programming) is an educational program for young adults ages 18-21 with special needs. It is a community-based special education program emphasizing work experience and independent living skills. The 18-21 year old program services students who have completed high school requirements but are in need of extended schooling in two of the transition areas listed: Independent Living; Employment; Post Secondary Education and Training. The program was designed to meet these needs in the least restrictive, age appropriate environment. 

TREK is a program designed for students who have been identified as having severe communication or neurological disorders. The target population for this program includes students who have been identified with Autism Spectrum Disorders or Developmental Cognitive Disorders and exhibit behavioral patterns which negatively affect the ability to interact with peers or adults in the regular school setting. TREK provides program solutions to effectively create an environment of successful learners.

Village Ranch Alternative Program (VRAP) is located in Cokato, MN and is an educational facility on the grounds of the Village Ranch, Inc. group home. The educational program provides a flexible, safe environment in which students can experience educational success. Students attending VRAP range from 12-18 years of age and some have pre-identified disabilities in the area of Emotional Behavioral Disorders (EBD) or Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD), or have other learning difficulties. VRAP’s goal is to transition students with academic, behavioral and/or emotional difficulties to successful integration into mainstream educational and/or work opportunities. 

MAWSECO is an agency of seven-member school districts (Annandale, Dassel-Cokato, Delano, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, Litchfield, Maple Lake and Rockford) that have joined together to provide services in the area of special education. The mission of the Cooperative is to provide quality special education leadership, services, and support to its seven-member school districts’ staff, students and families as well as other agencies/districts that purchase its services. The MAWSECO central office is located in Howard Lake, MN which is west of the metro and south of St. Cloud.

Meeker and Wright Special Ed Coop #938 utilizes an online application system. Please visit the site to apply:  
If you have questions or concerns regarding the application process, please contact Elizabeth Sullivan (612) 417-6491 or email at:

Contact Melissa Hanson, Executive Director phone (320) 543-1122 or email at:

MAWSECO is an equal opportunity employer