In response to RSA 200:29 School Health Services (effective August 20, 2016), the State Board of Education has adopted rules for the licensure and renewal of School Nurses (Ed 504.07, 504.08, 504.09, 512.07) and re-adopted with amendment rules Ed 306.12, 508.16, 509.01, and 509.02.
In response to Senate Bill 137 (Chapter 144) Session Year 2019, RSA 200:29 has been amended effective 8/25/19. Applications for School Nurse II are no longer authorized. All applicants for School Nurse must meet the criteria of School Nurse I or III.
School Nurse I (applications no longer accepted after 6/30/22)
School Nurse I licensed nurses shall:
be assigned a School Nurse II or III as a mentor for the first 3 years of licensure*
be able to renew a School Nurse I license after one three year cycle. A School Nurse I shall submit to the Credentialing office a verification of enrollment in a board of nursing approved ADN to Bachelor’s in Nursing program that shows a completion date on or before the expiration date of the school nurse I original or renewal license. At the end of the second three year cycle, a School Nurse I must meet the requirements of School Nurse III to remain licensed.
School Nurse II (applications no longer accepted after 8/25/19)
School Nurse III
Official Transcripts: Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or higher
Employment Verification Letter: 3 years’ clinical pediatric nursing experience or related work experience under a valid RN license
$75 application fee OR
Out of State education department certified nurses or NCSN (national) certified nurses must submit only a copy of these certifications for evaluation
$75 application fee
*School Nurse mentor requirements
hold a School Nurse II or III license
be appointed by the Superintendent
have 5 years’ experience as a school nurse
please contact the Credentialing office for a list of eligible mentors