Mississippi - School nurse professional development: Staff qualifications and professional development

Area: 
Staff Qualifications And Professional Development
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law addresses providing professional development to all school nurses.

Mississippi Code. § 37-11-71 Mississippi Asthma and Anaphylaxis Child Safety Act; legislative findings and declarations; self-administration of asthma and anaphylaxis medication; policy regarding administration of auto-injectable epinephrine by authorized school personnel; school district requirements relating to children with asthma

(11) The State Department of Education shall require each public school district to take the following actions relating to the management of asthma in the school setting:

  • (d) Provide comprehensive, in-service training on asthma for teachers, school nurses, and other staff appointed by school administration. The training should include instruction on the use of school asthma plans (SAPs), the requirements of this section, emergency protocols for asthma and policies in effect in that school relating to asthma.
  • (e) Require school nurses to attend certified asthma educators training. The cost of the training required for school nurses shall be paid by the American Lung Association.
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