School Licensed Practical Nurse

Foundation Academy Charter School | Trenton, NJ


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Posted Date 12/22/2023
Expiration Date6/30/2024

Actualizing education reform in the revitalizing city of Trenton, NJ is hard, hard work, and we know that this work in an urban school setting isn’t for everyone. But if you are someone who is truly called to serve children and youth, someone who sees this work not only as your job, but as a fundamental piece of who you ARE, we encourage you to read on. 

We’re looking for YOU if:

  • You believe that EVERY child deserves access to a high-quality education and that children can and will learn if properly taught. 
  • You are ready to meet your students where they are and push them with rigorous expectations according to their level.
  • You believe that alongside academics, a complete education includes nurturing your students as individuals so that they can become well-rounded, civic-minded, lifelong learners; the changemakers and leaders of the future. 
  • You embrace a growth-mindset and view your lesson plans and teaching methods as living, workable documents, consistently reflecting on ways to improve, year after year. 
  • You are unabashedly and authentically YOU and proud of it, and genuinely committed to building meaningful relationships with students, families, and staff. 

Were you nodding “YES” as you read the list above? We invite you to apply! 

We’re looking for a dedicated and talented School Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to become part of our Foundation Academy Team. 

Your schedule will be Monday-Friday from 7:30am-4:15pm.

Here’s what you’ll be doing:


In order to be considered for the position of School Licensed Practical Nurse at Foundation Academies, candidates must:

  • Embrace our mission of preparing all of our students for college and embody our core values.
  • Exhibit resourceful initiative and have a solution-oriented mindset.
  • Have a track record of measurable success and achievement.
  • Welcome the opportunity to be constantly challenged to grow, learn, and improve in a fast-paced environment.
  • Be a team player and show flexibility.
  • Be extremely organized and proficient in Microsoft Office programs.
  • Have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to relate well with students, staff, administration, parents, and the community.
  • Possess an unrelenting work ethic.
  • Communicate effectively in all verbal and written correspondence.
  • Exercise excellent judgment, unquestionable integrity, and confidentiality.
  • Pass the required criminal history background check and provide proof of U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status.

 Competencies and Responsibilities as directed by the Lead School Nurse

Implementation and Execution of School Health Services and Activities

  • Ensure the confidentiality of a complete up to date student health record. Such records include, but are not limited to immunization data, physical examinations, screenings, referrals, follow-up required and specific medical condition
  • Administer medication to students in accordance with law, Policy, and school standing orders
  • Follow protocols that provide for crisis intervention for acute illness, injury and emotional disturbances
  • Execute plans for student care based on assessment, interventions, and identification of outcomes, and the evaluation of care
  • Monitor immunizations, manage communicable diseases, and assess the school environment as to prevent injury and ensure safety
  • Adhere to the established physician protocols. 
  • Assist families with locating community health resources
  • Serve as consultants to other school professionals, such as food service personnel, physical education teachers and counselors
  • Provide health advice to school educational teams, such as the School Support Team
  • Maintain and request orders for equipment/supplies for nurse’s office and first aid station
  • Periodically participate in events such as trips, occasionally outside of school work hours.
  • Travel between campuses as needed 

Growth Focused

  • Continuous personal learning to consistently innovate and improve the quality of health for our community, thus meeting strategic plan goals/outcomes. 
  • Continuous and consistent research to stay up to date with health protocols and advancements (Covid guidelines, CALI levels, etc.) in order to keep the organization safe. 
  • Works collaboratively and cooperatively for the benefit of the total school program
  • Reflects on practice, seeks feedback and is solution oriented in pursuit of meeting performance expectations.


  • A current New Jersey licensed practical nurse license (LPN) issued by the New Jersey State Board of Nursing is required.
  • Have strong interpersonal skills, ability to relate well with students, staff, administration, parents and the community; 
  • Believe in the organization’s principles of FAmily First, Growth Focused, Excellence Always
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience as a LPN, preferred

Perform Other Responsibilities

Do whatever else is necessary or requested to prepare our students for college and to instill in them our core values of caring, respect, responsibility, and honesty.

Want to join our FAmily?

We are Foundation Academies: Trenton, New Jersey’s largest and highest-ranking K-12 free public charter school. Our mission is to ensure that all of our students secure the academic knowledge and skills to prepare them for the nation’s finest colleges, and to instill in them the core values of caring, respect, responsibility, and honesty. We serve more than 1,000 of the city’s K-12 population across four schools on two campuses. We admit students by lottery, irrespective of gender, race, household income, or academic ability. 

Our team of experienced and mission-driven urban educators values growth mindsets, lifelong learners, and individuals who believe that every child deserves an excellent education. We hold ourselves, our students, and our city to high standards because that’s what our families deserve. 

We are conveniently located a quick car ride to downtown Princeton, a 45-minute SEPTA ride to Philly’s Center City, and a hop on the NJ Transit Express to New York City.

Type of Job (PreK-12 or Higher Ed.)

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