School Nurse Cert with DOE

  1. I am curious how many of you HAVE to have a school nurse certification with the dept. of ed. in your state along with your license from the BON?
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  2. 26 Comments

  3. by   JenTheSchoolRN
    In MA to work in a public school, you need licensure from the Department of Education in addition your nursing license. It may depend for private and charter schools.
  4. by   OldDude
    Not a Texas requirement.
  5. by   NurseMrn
    It is now becoming law in NH.. however some of us do not meet the requirements to get the cert. Called the contact for this specific cert at the DOE, and they had no answer for me... frustrating.
  6. by   ruby_jane
    Would they accept the NCSN certification in lieu of that? Assuming one already had it?
  7. by   dakotadenise
    Not required in SD. I would love to get accredited, but I only have an AD in nursing so I'm not eligible.
  8. by   Supernrse01
    I have it. It is required in Ohio.
  9. by   NurseMrn
    Ruby_Jane, you cannot get NCSN without a BSN (I believe). One of our nurses is ADN, I am ADN with 6 classes left for my BSN.
  10. by   kidzcare
    In Illinois we do not need certification to work as a school nurse but we do need it to do special education assessments.
  11. by   JerseyTomatoMDCrab
    In Maryland you didn't need a certification. I had my BSN and was hired with no issue. We even had some LPNs but they were considered "team nurses" and had to work directly with an RN.
    In NJ you need a certification. I applied to a few schools just this past week to try and get in so I can start working as a school nurse again in a few years.
  12. by   ruby_jane
    Quote from NurseMrn
    Ruby_Jane, you cannot get NCSN without a BSN (I believe). One of our nurses is ADN, I am ADN with 6 classes left for my BSN.
    You are right, and that is new the last five years? I got my NCSN three years ago. GO YOU!!! Six classes left!!
  13. by   KKEGS
    I don't have a certification but I do have a separate license with the Department of Education. It allows me to use the title Licensed School Nurse. In order to get this license I paid about $100 and had to show that I had both my RN and PHN licenses through my state BON as well as be finger printed. I renew my LSN license every 5 years and have to do 125 CEUs in that time period some of which have to be in certain areas such as mental health and suicide prevention.
  14. by   Windchaser22
    In NJ you have to have a bachelors and DOE certification as well. The cert involves 15-22 credits above the bachelors with a clinical and annual CEU's.

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