Kentucky - School nurse qualifications: Staff qualifications and professional development

Staff Qualifications And Professional Development
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State law requires or recommends that all school nurses be properly certified by the state.

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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