State law requires or recommends that all school nurses be properly certified by the state.
Oregon Administrative Rules 581-022-2220 Health Services
(3) School districts which employ nurses to provide health services shall employ persons currently licensed to practice as Registered Nurses or Nurse Practitioners in Oregon…
Oregon Revised Statutes 336.201 Nursing services provided by district; report
(3) In addition to the requirements of subsection (2) of this section, each school district is encouraged to have one registered nurse or school nurse for every 750 students in the school district.
Oregon School Nurse Manual
This document outlines the responsibilities of school nurses in the state of Oregon, as well as the larger health advocacy models the state follows. State law requires that nurses be registered RNs, but to hold the title of school nurse they must acquire additional state certification as a Professional School Nurse.