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8710.6100 SCHOOL NURSE.

Subpart 1.

Scope of practice.

A school nurse is authorized to provide to prekindergarten through grade 12 students nursing services in a school setting.

Subp. 1a.

Exceptions.

A.

A school nurse is not required to pass content, pedagogy, or basic skills examinations.

B.

A school nurse is not eligible to hold Tier 1 or Tier 2 licenses issued under parts 8710.0311 and 8710.0312.

Subp. 2.

Requirements for Tier 3 license.

A Tier 3 license issued under part 8710.0313 must be issued to a school nurse if the applicant:

A.

holds a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a regionally accredited college or university;

B.

is currently registered in Minnesota to practice as a licensed registered nurse under the Board of Nursing; and

C.

is currently registered in Minnesota as a public health nurse under the Board of Nursing.

Subp. 2a.

Requirements for Tier 4 license.

A Tier 4 license issued under part 8710.0314 must be issued to a school nurse if the applicant:

A.

meets all requirements for a Tier 3 license under subpart 2;

B.

has at least three years of experience as a school nurse in Minnesota; and

C.

was not placed or otherwise kept in an improvement process aligned to the district's teacher development and evaluation plan by the applicant's most recent summative evaluation.

Subp. 3.

[Repealed, 25 SR 805]

Subp. 4.

License renewal.

A.

A school nurse license issued under this part shall be renewed according to the rules of the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board governing professional licensure.

B.

Evidence of current Minnesota Board of Nursing registration as a licensed registered nurse is required.

Subp. 5.

Maintaining board of nursing registration.

In order to retain licensure as a school nurse, current registration as a registered nurse and registration as a public health nurse must be maintained at all times. Lapse of this registration or licensure is grounds for revocation of licensure as a school nurse.

Persons without baccalaureate degrees who hold valid licenses as school nurses may continue to renew their licenses under subpart 4, provided that requirements for renewal are met. However, if a license is allowed to lapse, persons must meet the licensure requirements in subpart 2 or 2a in order to receive a current school nurse license.

Subp. 6.

Effective date.

The requirements in this part for licensure as a school nurse are effective on September 1, 2001, and thereafter.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 122A.09; 122A.18

History:

23 SR 1928; 25 SR 805; L 2017 1Sp5 art 12 s 22; 43 SR 463

Published Electronically:

October 30, 2018

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