- Bachelor’s degree in nursing from accredited institution of higher learning.
- Consistent record of satisfactory work performance.
- Clear record and background checks, including criminal and child abuse clearances (Acts 34, 114, and 151).
- Valid registered nurses’ license from the state of Pennsylvania.
- Current Pennsylvania school nurse certification.
- Professional maturity in dealing with children, staff members, school personnel, parents, and community members.
- Additional or alternatives to the above qualifications as determined to be appropriate.
The school nurse strengthens and facilitates the educational experience by modifying or removing health-related barriers to learning for individual students and by promoting an optimal level of wellness for students and staff. The nurse assumes responsibility for appropriate assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation, management, and/or referral activities; serves as a link between physicians, families, and community agencies to assure access and continuity of health care for students; provides relevant instruction, counseling, and guidance to students, parents, staff, and others concerning health related issues; upholds professional standards the state Nurse Practice Act, and other state and local statutes and regulations applicable to school nursing practice; and adheres to district policies and administrative guidelines.