What are the requirements for school nurse certification?

  • Current RN license in good standing or multistate privilege to practice as an RN in Arizona.
  • Initial certification requires:
    1. Three semester hours in school nurse practice course work;
    2. Three semester hours in physical assessment of the school-aged child course work unless the applicant
      provides evidence of current national certification from an organization that meets the requirements for a
      pediatric nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner, or pediatric clinical nurse specialist; and
    3. Three semester hours in nursing care of the child with special needs
      OR
    4. Current National Certification as a school nurse or school nurse practitioner by the National Commission for
      Certifying Agencies or the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification.
  • Renewal of school nurse certification requires:
    1. Current national certification as a school nurse or school nurse practitioner by the Accreditation Board for
      Specialty Nursing Certification or National Commission for Certifying Agencies
      OR
    2. A Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, earned within the last 6 years;
      OR
    3. Evidence of completion of 90 contact hours of continuing education related to school nursing practice
      completed within the last 6 years.
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Pursuant to A.R.S. §38-431.02(A)(1)(a), the Arizona State Board of Nursing will post all notices of the meetings of the Arizona State Board of Nursing Meetings and any of its committees and subcommittees on the Board's website at www.azbn.gov. Notices will indicate the date, time, and place of the meeting and will include an agenda or information concerning the manner in which the public may obtain an agenda for the meeting.

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