State law requires or recommends that all school nurses be properly certified by the state.
OKLAHOMA SCHOOL NURSE GUIDELINES
Guidelines address school nurse credentialing/certification requirements.
Oklahoma Statutes 70-1-116 Positions in school system - Definitions
- “School nurse” means a person employed full time by a board of education who is a registered nurse licensed by the Oklahoma State Board of Nurse Registration and Nursing Education and is certified the same as a teacher by the State Board of Education. Provided, that any person who is employed as a full-time school nurse in any school district in Oklahoma who is not registered on the effective date of this act may continue to serve in the same capacity; however, such person shall, under rules adopted by the State Board of Education, attend classes in nursing and prepare to become registered.