State law requires or recommends that all school nurses be properly certified by the state.
Nevada Revised Statutes 391.291 Supervision by chief nurse required; qualifications for employment as school nurse
- The provision of nursing services in a school district by school nurses and other qualified personnel must be under the direction and supervision of a chief nurse who is a registered nurse as provided in NRS 632.240 and who:
- (a) Holds an endorsement to serve as a school nurse issued pursuant to regulations adopted by the Commission; or
- (b) Is employed by a state, county, city or district health department and provides nursing services to the school district in the course of that employment.
- A school district shall not employ a person to serve as a school nurse unless the person holds an endorsement to serve as a school nurse issued pursuant to regulations adopted by the Commission.