State law requires or recommends that all school nurses be properly certified by the state.
Code of Virginia 22.1-274. School health services.
A. A school board shall provide pupil personnel and support services in compliance with § 22.1-253.13:2. A school board may employ school nurses, physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech therapists. No such personnel shall be employed unless they meet such Standard as may be determined by the Board of Education. Subject to the approval of the appropriate local governing body, a local health department may provide personnel for health services for the school division.
Virginia School Health Guidelines
This document addresses school nurse qualifications