School Nurse Memo

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.

Initial Licensure

Required for all School Nurse licenses:


School Nurse I

  • Official transcripts: Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)

  • Employment Verification Letter: 3 years’ clinical pediatric nursing experience or related work experience under a valid RN license

  • $75 application fee


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 BSN 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 of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree 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

 

For questions about School Nurse licensure, please submit a Help Desk request.


Renewal of School Nurse Licensure

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