State law addresses providing professional development to all school nurses.
Manual for School Health Programs
This manual for school health programs, developed by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), and the Missouri Association of School Nurses (MASN), addresses continuing education for school nurses, and provides links to resources and suggested online courses.
Missouri Revised Statutes 167.803. Training of school employees content requirements.
- By January 15, 2014, the department of elementary and secondary education shall develop guidelines for the training of school employees in the care needed for students with diabetes. These training guidelines shall be developed in consultation with: the department of health and senior services, the American Diabetes Association, American Association of Diabetes Educators, School Nurses Association, Diabetes Control Program, and the state board of nursing. The school board of each school district and the governing body of each charter school may adopt and implement the training guidelines and annual diabetes training programs for all school nurses and diabetes care personnel.