What do school nurses do?
Definition of School Nursing
National Association of School Nurses. (2016). The role of the 21st century school nurse (Position Statement). Silver Spring, MD: Author.
Browse all NASN Position Statements.
Who hires school nurses?
Local Education Agency's Boards of Education
Departments of Health
Public Health Departments and Agencies
Hospitals, hospital districts
Private, Parochial and Charter schools
Begin your search for employment opportunities on these sites:
Boards of Education websites
NASN Employment Center
NASN affiliate school nurse organization websites
National Association of School Nurses. (2016). Education, licensure, and certification of school nurses (Position Statement). Silver Spring, MD: Author.
The National Board for Certification of School Nurses (NBCSN) has developed and implements the voluntary certification process of school nurses. Those who successfully complete the certification exam earn the credential NCSN, National Certified School Nurse.
Some states have a unique state-level certification, credential or license for school nurses. Check with the school nursing leaders in your area for more information.
School Nursing: A Comprehensive Text
School Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice 3rd Edition
The National Association of State School Nurse Consultants, Inc. (NASSNC)
American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
AFT’s section on Nurses and Health Professionals
NASN affiliate school nurse organizations
Page last updated April 2017.