SPPS is hiring a Health & Wellness School Nurse Supervisor. This is a 12-month position with a start date of July 1st, 2024.


Minimum Qualifications:

· Must have a valid public school nurse license issued by the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB).

· Bachelor degree in health care, nursing, education, or a related field.

· Five years of experience in school nursing and 8 years of experience in nursing.

· Experience in leadership and/or program/project management.

· Experience in designing and facilitating professional development for adult learners.

Preferred Qualifications

· Master degree in healthcare or related field.

· Leadership experience working in school settings.

· Nationally Certified School Nurse (NCSN) by the National Board for Certification of School Nurses.



The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following fundamental duties:

· Supervise nursing personnel, program managers, and other health and wellness staff, including interviewing, selecting, coaching, and evaluating performance.

· Develop standards of school nursing practice.

· Supervise and complete performance evaluation of Licensed School Nurses (LSN) using the Teacher Development and Evaluation (TD&E) guidelines. Supervise and complete performance evaluation of Student Health and Wellness Clerk, and other professionals and paraprofessionals assigned to Student Health and Wellness, following district guidelines.

· Implement state and federal mandates in the District relative to student health and wellness related services.

· Advise administration on appropriate health and wellness programs for adoption in the District.

· Recommend to administration and the Saint Paul Board of Education (BOE) policies, based on standards of nursing practice, that impact the health of students; develop and update administrative procedures to support these policies

· Develop and manage the health and wellness budgets including Non-Public Pupil Health Services, Early Childhood Screening (ECS), and Adolescent Parent Child Care; supervise the administration of grants.

· Collaborate with Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) programs including the Office of Specialized Services (OSS), the Office of Early Learning (OEL), Student Placement Center (SPC), and other departments necessary to determine enrollment trends and health needs in schools.

· Create, implement, maintain, and facilitate procedures and policies, making changes as needed, in order to assist in program improvement and to comply with state mandates and health standards, i.e. Review medication incident reports and make needed changes in medication storage, staff training, incident reporting.

· Develop, implement, and provide professional development and skills validation of assigned staff, in accordance with program goals and in support of implementation of state standards and requirements.

· Represent student health needs at various district-wide meetings, including occasional nights and weekends.

· Contribute to the strategic plan efforts, SPPS Achieves, by coordinating with and in partnership with other staff to contribute to student achievement and the alignment and sustainability of resources.

· Attend professional development.

· Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge and understanding of federal and state laws that govern health services in schools, including but not limited to:

· Americans with Disabilities Act as amended (ADA) (42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq.) and regulations promulgated by the Department of Justice,

· Family Educational Right to Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 C.F.R. Part 99),

· Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and regulations adopted under it (45 C.F.R. chapters 160 and 164),

· IDEA is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA), (Public Law 108-446) previously IDEA ¿ Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) (20 U.S.C. § 1400 et seq.),

· Minnesota Nurse Practice Act (Minnesota Statutes §§ Chapters148.171 to 148.285) and Minnesota Administrative Rules, Chapters 6301 through 6321,

· Minnesota Government Data Practices Act (Minnesota Statutes § Chapter 13; § 13.32, Subd. 2, 3),

· Administration of Drugs and Medicine (Minnesota Statutes §§ Chapters 121A.22, 121A.221, 121A.2205, 121A.2207, and 121A.222),

· Emergency Treatment of Minors Act (Minnesota Statutes § Chapter144.344), and

· Knowledge of effective program design and implementation that addresses health disparities.

· Ability to interact effectively with a wide variety of persons from diverse cultural, ethnic, racial, and socio-economic backgrounds.

· Knowledge of the procedures for evaluating programs for effectiveness and making recommendations for improvements drawing upon research and evidence-based health care practices.

· Effective leadership skills in a variety of settings.

· Considerable knowledge of the needs of children with special health care needs, including medically fragile children and children with chronic health conditions.

· Considerable knowledge of the principal of disease prevention and surveillance of diseases.

· Ability to supervise staff and monitor budget(s).

· Ability to provide positive feedback and receive feedback from others.

· Ability to conduct training sessions to a variety of audiences and to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

How To Apply

To be considered further, please apply for this position and attach a resume and cover letter to your online application ( JOB ID 1019303

The Human Resource Department will review your application materials and contact you regarding the next steps.

To attach additional documents to your online application, click on the "Additional Attachments" link from the applicant homepage and upload your documents as attachments. Valid file extensions for attaching a document include .doc, .txt, .rtf, and .pdf.

This posting will remain open until filled.

General Information

This is a 12 month Licensed School Nurse Supervisor, managing staff, students, and community partnerships as they relate to the health and wellness of students.

Reporting Relationship

Report to Assistant Superintendent of the Office of Specialized Services and Student Health and Wellness Director.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are job duties that the individual holding the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation through the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and the Americans with Disability Amendments Act (ADAAA). The essential functions are typical duties as outlined under Responsibilities.

Regular and reliable attendance.

May be exposed to various cleaning products.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Saint Paul Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and supports an inclusive workplace environment.

Equity Statement

SPPS is committed to eliminating racial disparities and predictability in achievement and to a workforce which embodies this commitment.

Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule

This is a 12 month position working 40 hours per week.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the ASAP negotiated labor agreement. The labor agreement and salary schedule can be found at The minimum rate of pay for this position is $84,602 annually.

Benefits are available to new employees after 30 days of active employment. Benefits include medical insurance, life insurance, sick leave, pension plan, tax-free retirement account, and flexible spending account. Some employee groups also receive vacation, dental insurance and disability insurance. A benefits summary is available at

Other Information

Transcript – Unofficial transcripts are accepted at the time of hire. You must submit official transcripts within 30 days of your start date. Formal credential evaluation is required for post-secondary education completed outside of the United States.

Veteran's Preference – If you are an eligible veteran applying for a job where veteran's preference applies and wish to claim Veterans Preference you must submit a legible copy of your DD214 to the Human Resource Department with your employment application. If your claim is approved, five or ten additional points will be added to your final passing score.

Criminal Background Investigation and Reference Checks – Reference checks and a criminal background investigation will be completed as a condition of hire for all new employees and for former employees who have not been employed by the District for more than six months.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $84,000.00 – $100,000.00 per year

Expected hours: 40 per week


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • 403(b)
  • 403(b) matching
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid time off
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance