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School Health Nursing Program

Report to the Minnesota Legislature: Medications Dispensed in Schools Study

January 15, 2002

Appendix - School Nurse Licensure Rule

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. 2. Requirements for first professional license. A candidate for licensure as a school nurse shall:

A. hold a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a regionally accredited college or university;

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

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

Subp. 3. [Repealed, 25 SR 805]

Subp. 4. Professional license. A professional license shall be renewed according to the rules of the Board of Teaching governing professional licensure. Evidence of current Minnesota Board of Nursing registration as a licensed registered nurse is
also 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 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.

STAT AUTH: MS s 122A.09; 122A.18
HIST: 23 SR 1928; 25 SR 805

Current as of 07/27/01


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