A school nurse is authorized to provide to prekindergarten through grade 12 students nursing services in a school setting.
A school nurse is not required to pass content, pedagogy, or basic skills examinations.
A Tier 3 license issued under part 8710.0313 must be issued to a school nurse if the applicant:
holds a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a regionally accredited college or university;
is currently registered in Minnesota to practice as a licensed registered nurse under the Board of Nursing; and
is currently registered in Minnesota as a public health nurse under the Board of Nursing.
A Tier 4 license issued under part 8710.0314 must be issued to a school nurse if the applicant:
meets all requirements for a Tier 3 license under subpart 2;
has at least three years of experience as a school nurse in Minnesota; and
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.
[Repealed, 25 SR 805]
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.
Evidence of current Minnesota Board of Nursing registration as a licensed registered nurse is required.
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.
The requirements in this part for licensure as a school nurse are effective on September 1, 2001, and thereafter.
23 SR 1928; 25 SR 805; L 2017 1Sp5 art 12 s 22; 43 SR 463
October 30, 2018