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Can LPN's be a school nurse?


Trying to figure this all out... can LPN's get hired as a school nurse?

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 11 years experience.

Depends on the state. In NJ, no one must be an RN with a BSN and a post bachelor's certificate in school nursing.


Specializes in ccu.

In Indiana, you have to be an RN.

In Illinois, you have to be an RN, at least working towards your BSN

In Florida, LPNs can be school nurses. I just got hired as a school nurse and my first day of orientation is tomorrow!


Specializes in inerested in school nursing, peds, OR. Has 1/2 years experience.

In Texas an lvn can be a school nurse.

NutmeggeRN, BSN

Specializes in kids. Has 25 years experience.

In NH, must work under the direct supervison of an RN.

IsmeAmanda, LPN

Has 11 years experience.

In GA, my sister in law is a LPN and is a school nurse :)

In TN, yes. There is an RN in charge of Consolidated School Health, but LPNs in all the schools. She runs around to them all doing IHPs and stuff.

I am in VA, school nursing would be a great choice for me until the kids are grown and off on their own.

KelRN215, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pedi. Has 10 years experience.

In MA, school nurses must be BSN prepared RNs and have a separate school nurse license from the DOE. I believe they must become nationally certified within 5 years.