Temporary Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Claflin University
Orangeburg, SC

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To assist, educate, and encourage college students to assume responsibility for the prevention of illness and the promotion, maintenance and restoration of health. Reference the Nursing Practice Act as established by the South Carolina Board of Nursing for nursing standards of practice. Responsible for duties assigned by the Director in accordance with the Vice President of Student Development and Services; and adhering to the objectives of the Department/ Program.


The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) will report to the Senior Staff Nurse and assist in providing medical assistance to students diagnosed with illnesses and in teaching preventative health practices. The LPN’s responsibilities include, but may not be limited to: providing basic medical care to students and/or referring students to the Senior Staff Nurse or University Physician for formal treatment; ensure the completion of health forms for new students; assisting with the Claflin University Student Athlete physical examinations; issuing class excuses; completing and recording insurance claims and providing first aid coverage at University special events. The LPN will also assist in monthly inventory reporting of all supplies and equipment.


Candidate must be a licensed nurse in the State of South Carolina. One to two years of experience in the field is highly preferred. The successful candidate must be able to effectively communicate preventative and treatment measures to students and staff; accurately monitor, record and report symptoms and changes in patients’ conditions required; and perform any other duties assigned within the scope of this



Claflin University is a nationally ranked comprehensive institution of higher education affiliated with The United Methodist Church. A historically black university founded in 1869, Claflin is committed to providing students with access to exemplary educational opportunities in its undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs. Claflin seeks to foster a rich community comprised of students, faculty, staff, and administrators who work to nurture and develop the skills and character needed for engaged citizenship and visionary and effective leadership.

In its undergraduate programs, Claflin provides students with the essential foundation of a liberal arts education. Emphasizing critical and analytic thinking, independent research, oral and written communication skills, the University invites students to use disciplined study to explore and confront the substantive challenges facing the global society. Claflin’s graduate programs provide opportunities for advanced students to increase their specialization in particular fields of study oriented toward professional enhancement and academic growth. Its continuing education programs provide students with expanded avenues for professional development and personal fulfillment.

Clafin Guiding Principles

At the center of everything we do is a system of values informing and guiding all policies and programs. These values, expressed through our decisions and actions, are defined by five overarching guiding principles:

Commitment to Excellence

Through doing things better and differently.

Commitment to Valuing People

By providing a safe, wholesome and healthy environment for our people to live, learn and work. 

Commitment to Being Customer Focused

Ensuring that everyone knows who the customer is, and takes steps to show it.

Commitment to Exemplary Educational Programs

By educating our students in a way to help them have a full, quality life and function as productive citizens.

Commitment to Financial Accountability

By putting in place sound and effective fiscal policies which are consistent with the mission and goals of the university.

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