Nevada - School nurse qualifications: Staff qualifications and professional development

Area: 
Staff Qualifications And Professional Development
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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