State law requires or recommends that all school nurses be properly certified by the state.
8 New York Codes, Rules and Regulations 136.1 Definitions.
(b) Health professionals means persons duly licensed or otherwise authorized to practice a health profession pursuant to applicable law, including, but not limited to, physicians, registered professional nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians assistants, optometrists, dentists, dental hygienists, dietitians and nutritionists, and audiologists. (c) School nurse means a registered professional nurse.
8 New York Codes, Rules and Regulations 136.2 General Regulations
(b) ...School health services shall include the services of a registered professional nurse, if one is employed, and shall also include such services as may be rendered as provided herein in examining students for the existence of disease or disability and in testing the eyes and ears of such students.
MEMORANDUM: District Responsibilities in Hiring Self Employed Nurses
Memo addresses qualifications of school nurses and provides guidance on the hiring of private nurses for students with extensive health care needs.
MEMORANDUM: Use of Licensed Practical Nurses and the Term “School Nurse” in School Settings
Memo addresses qualifications of school nurses and differentiates the practice of Registered Nurses (RNs) from that of Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs).