Louisiana - School nurse qualifications: Staff qualifications and professional development

Staff Qualifications And Professional Development
Policy Type: 
regulation; statute

State law requires or recommends that all school nurses be properly certified by the state.

Louisiana Administrative Code Title 28 Part CXV §503. Staff Organization

Each LEA shall be required to employ certified personnel as required by state/federal law:

    1. superintendent;
    1. special education supervisor;
    1. title IX coordinator;
    1. child welfare and attendance supervisor;
    1. school nurse;
    1. school food services supervisor;
    1. business manager

Louisiana Revised Statutes §17:28. Certified school nurses; city and parish school systems; plan development, adoption, and implementation

Each city and parish school system shall employ at least one school nurse certified by the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education but shall not exceed a statewide average of one certified school nurse for each one thousand five hundred students.
<a href="http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/home.aspx”>Source: Louisiana State Legislature

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