State law requires or recommends that all school nurses be properly certified by the state.
EDUCATOR LICENSURE: PEL SCHOOL SUPPORT PERSONNEL ENDORSEMENTS
Model addresses minimum certification or degree requirements for school nurses.
Healthy Steps on the Path to Success
Presentation addresses minimum certification or degree requirements for school nurses.
Illinois Compiled Statutes 105-5-10-22.23 School Nurse.
To employ a registered professional nurse and define the duties of the school nurse within the guidelines of rules and regulations promulgated by the State Board of Education. Any school nurse first employed on or after July 1, 1976, whose duties require teaching or the exercise of instructional judgment or educational evaluation of pupils, must be certificated under Section 21-25 of this Act. School districts may employ non-certificated registered professional nurses to perform professional nursing services.
School Health Training Opportunities: Certification in School Nursing
Site provides information on certificate programs to prepare Registered Nurses (R.N.) to obtain Professional Educator License, endorsed in school nursing, which is the required license to perform all the duties of school nurse as defined in Illinois School Code.