State law requires or recommends that all school nurses be properly certified by the state.
2019 School Health Update August 2019
"Certified School Nurse (CSN) is the only licensed registered nurse who may manage and direct the care of a caseload of students in Pennsylvania. The CSN is at all times responsible for the caseload while students are under school jurisdiction."
Pennsylvania Unconsolidated Statutes Article XIV Section 1401. Definitions.
(8) “School nurse” means a licensed registered nurse properly certificated by the Superintendent of Public Instruction as a school nurse who is employed by a school district or joint school board as a school nurse, or is employed in providing school nurse services to children of school age by a county health unit or a department or board of health of any municipality with which a school district or joint school board has contracted for school health services pursuant to the provisions of section 1411 of this act.
The Pennsylvania Code § 23.54. Certification by Department of Education.
School nurses employed by school districts of joint school districts shall be properly certificated by the Department of Education as school nurses.
CSPG 80 - School Nurse (PK-12)
This page summarizes the laws surrounding school nurse certification and placement