Kentucky - School nurse availability: Standard

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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

Kentucky Revised Statutes 156.501 Student health services

(2) The Department of Education shall establish a position to assist in carrying out the responsibilities required under subsection (1) of this section. The position may be established with existing personnel resources, or by contract, with an individual who:

  • (a) Holds, at a minimum, a bachelor’s degree in nursing with a master’s degree in nursing or a related field from an accredited postsecondary institution; and
  • (b) Is a registered nurse licensed under the provisions of KRS Chapter 314.
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