State law requires or recommends that all school nurses be properly certified by the state.
Arkansas Department of Education Rules Governing the Standard for Accreditation of Arkansas Public Schools and School Districts
Standard 2-E Health and Safety Services
2-E.1 Each public school district shall provide a health services program under the direction of a licensed registered nurse in accordance with the laws of the State of Arkansas and the rules of the Department. (D/C)
2-E.2 Each public school and public school district shall maintain appropriate materials and expertise to reasonably ensure the safety of students, employees, and visitors. (D-S/C-P)
School Nurse Roles and Responsibilities
This document outlines school nurse qualifications.