Indiana - School nurse availability: Standard

Policy Type: 
regulation; statute

State law addresses school nurses in one of the following ways:• At least 1 nurse will be available throughout the district, but not in every school• At least 1 nurse will be available, but not across all grades• School nurses are available on campus, but not every day or not at all times during the school day• School district is required to employ a school nurse, but not each individual school

511 IAC 4-1.5-2 Personnel

(b) The following ratios are recommended for providing student services:

  • (4) For health services, one (1) registered nurse for every seven hundred fifty (750) students enrolled in the corporation.

511 IAC 4-1.5-6 Health services

Sec. 6 (b) Except as provided in subsection (c), a school corporation shall employ at least one (1) registered nurse who holds a bachelor of science in nursing and who shall coordinate health services.

Indiana Code 20-34-3-6 School physicians and nurses

Sec. 6. (a) The governing body of a school corporation may appoint one (1) or more school physicians and one (1) or more nurses who are registered to practice nursing in Indiana.

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