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Student Health Nurse

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Work type: Academic Staff - 9 Month Renewable
Location: Platteville
Categories: Health/Counseling Services, Student Services

Position Summary:

Student Health Services at UW Platteville invites applications for a full-time (40 hours per week), 9 month, Registered Nurse/Student Health Nurse opening. 

The Registered Nurse/Student Health Nurse contributes to the delivery of primary care for students by utilizing appropriate scientific theory and demonstrating clinically sound skills as a basis for making decisions within the realm of nursing practice specific to college health. The Registered Nurse/Student Health Nurse serves as a member of the health care team to manage the common health concerns of walk-in patients utilizing nursing protocols and by collaborating with and referring to the physician and nurse practitioners as indicated and preparing patients for exams by provider. Specific wellness and health education is demonstrated as a part of direct patient care and as outreach on campus.

The Student Health Nurse is an Academic Staff position established by the University System and is 1.0% FTE, 9-month appointment running concurrent with the academic calendar from late August through May. This position will be Mon-Fri 7:45 AM-4:15 PM.  Starting salary for this position is $47,000 and will commensurate with qualifications and experience. No weekends, holidays, or summers!


Provides direct patient care to patients as defined by nursing protocol.

a. Assesses individual patient needs by reviewing and updating the patient history and immunization records on EMR; obtaining the patient history specific to the chief complaint or concern; performing physical assessment specific to the chief complaint or concern, including general appearance, vital signs, height and weight, examination of ENT, lymph, lungs/chest, musculo-skeletal, and skin; collects and interprets appropriate in house lab tests per verbal and/or standing order; provides TB skin testing and screening of results with referral as appropriate; assists with follow-up of patient care as delegated by nurse practitioner or physician.

b. Provides nursing intervention and management of specific illness and injuries per nursing protocol, following established written protocols for delineation of function and treatment plans.

c. Collaborates and refers to physician and nurse practitioner when indicated.

d. Administers and dispenses medications and immunizations per protocol utilizing current principles of pharmacology to guide nursing actions; records administration, observes for symptoms of adverse reactions, and teaches recipient about the medication therapy.

e. Coordinates care when indicated with on and off campus referral sources including emergency facilities, counseling, public health, lab and x-ray, private health care providers, and family planning.

f. Initiates emergency care by assessing need, initiating first aid procedures and CPR as required.

g. Assists providers in monitoring hormonal contraceptive patients according to protocol. Includes oral contraceptives, Depo-Provera instruction and EPC treatment, performing follow-up as directed.

h. Provides individual HIV testing and risk reduction counseling as established by nursing protocol.

i. Keeps an accurate and complete patient record using EMR.

 j. Maintains confidentiality.

  • Provides telephone assessment and triage.
  • Participates in collaborative activities with the Student Health Services team by working in the clinic to prepare clients for exam by provider. This includes opening/setting up clinic in preparation for patients according to clinic protocol, setting up patients (rooming) patients according to protocol, and closing clinic according to protocol.
  • Maintains current CPR certification and RN licensure in the State of Wisconsin or affiliated compact state.
  • Attends conferences and workshops as appropriate.
  • Completes tasks assigned that contribute to quality assurance of clinic.
  • Supports goals and objectives of the Student Health Services and University Counseling Services.
  • Embraces and supports diversity as a part of the educational process. Acknowledges and respects the differences that race, culture, sexual orientation, age, and gender bring to society and how that impacts on delivery of health and mental health care.
  • This position may involve minimal work expectations outside of normal UW-Platteville office hours, e.g., night hours, weekend commitments, travel out of town, etc. -
  • The Student Health Nurse may develop and promote education activities that will enhance health and wellness for the UW-Platteville student community.
  • The Student Health Nurse may represent SHS on health-related committees.
  • The Student Health Nurse may update website content for students, parents, and staff.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:


-Associate of Science in Nursing (AdN)

-Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Wisconsin or affiliated compact state.

-BLS certified


Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN)


Campus Information:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, offers 47 baccalaureate and 10 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

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Application Deadline:

Applications must be submitted through our online applicant portal, applications due by: August 10, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.


How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
  • A current resume
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.
  • Additional documents as needed

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

            Rachel Hermann, 608-342-1891

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, pregnancy, political affiliation, arrest or conviction record, identity as a veteran, disabled veteran, Vietnam era veteran, membership in the national guard, state defense force or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or this state. Sexual harassment is illegal and will not be tolerated. Co-workers and supervisors may not retaliate against any employee, student, or job applicant because he or she filed a complaint, assisted in an investigation or participated in any proceeding alleging discrimination on the foregoing basis.

The University ensures physical accessibility to work environments for persons with disabilities and will provided reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to employment. Upon request, the University will provide reasonable accommodations for religious observances and practices. The University is committed to a program of affirmative action for women, racial minorities, persons with disabilities, disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era. While the Chancellor assumes overall responsibility for the success of the program, university administrators and supervisors are responsible and accountable for implementation. Authority for monitoring the program is delegated to Human Resources.

Each individual associated with the University is called upon to pledge a new and revitalized commitment to build and maintain a campus environment free of harassment and discrimination, an environment that fosters mutual respect, recognizes the dignity and worth of all people, and promotes to the fullest, equal employment opportunity through affirmative action.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Annual Security & Annual Fire Safety Report is available for review. Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608.342.1584 for a paper copy of the annual report.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

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