Vermont - School nurse qualifications: Staff qualifications and professional development

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

State law requires or recommends that all school nurses be properly certified by the state.

Code of Vermont Rules 22-000-010-5540-65 School Nurse

Additional Requirements: Bachelors or Master's degree from a nursing program accredited by the National League for Nursing or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

A current license in good standing as a registered nurse (RN) from the Vermont Office of Professional Regulation.

6000 hours of clinical nursing experience beyond nursing education OR 2016 or more current national certification from the National Board for the Certification for School Nurses.

Current certificates in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for health care providers with in-person skill session.

OR: A bachelor's degree or higher in a health-related field relevant to school nursing, including or in addition to a total of six (6) credits for undergraduate or graduate courses in any combination of the following subjects: Management of primary health care problems of children and/or adolescents; Health assessment of children and/or adolescents; Public health/community health/epidemiology/school nursing; Nursing Informatics.

A current license in good standing as a registered nurse (RN) from the Vermont Office of Professional Regulation

6000 hours of clinical nursing experience beyond nursing education

Current certificates in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for health care providers with in-person skill session.

OR: A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited or state-approved institution and successful completion of a major, or its equivalent, in the liberal arts and sciences, or in the content area of the endorsement sought, may be licensed by completing an alternate preparation process approved by the Standards Board.

A current license in good standing as a registered nurse (RN) from the Vermont Office of Professional Regulation.

6000 hours of clinical nursing experience beyond nursing education

Current certificates in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for health care providers with in-person skill session.

Completion of an educational orientation program provided through the Vermont Department of Health and based on the requirements for delivery of health services as defined in the Agency of Education Manual of Rules and Practices, Series 2000 - Education Quality Standards.

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