Every Kid Deserves a School Nurse

by NutmeggeRN NutmeggeRN, BSN Member Nurse

Specializes in kids. Has 39 years experience.


Has 25 years experience. 12,646 Posts

Love this. Scary to think of how few SNs are out there. Printing and sending to Admin. Thanks, Nutmegge!

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 12 years experience. 1 Article; 13,951 Posts

Makes me glad my state mandates a certified school nurse (minimum RN/BSN with post grad credentials) on staff in every school. RN can sub and LPN can supplement but only a certified school nurse can be full time staff.

Frustrating for aspiring school nurses (many think LPNs with experience should be allowed) but seeing first hand I'm personally happy with this mandate. Apparently almost anyone can substitute teach or be an administrator...