Administrative Code 5 (2004) requires charter schools to submit an acceptable plan to assure the health needs of students in school, which includes the services of a registered nurse.Pre-service Requirement: Statute 1012.55 (2012) requires each person employed as a school nurse to hold a license to practice nursing in the state.The School Nurse Roles and Responsibilities Practice Guidelines (2007) provides furtherguidance. Student-to-Nurse Ratio: Only upon the availability of funds, all school districts are required to have no fewer than 1 full-time school nurse per 750 students according to Code 6-18-706 (2003).: State Board of Education Administrative Code R4-19-309 (2004) requires school nurses to obtain a school nurse certificate issued by the Department of Education.Certification requires a candidate to hold a current license as a professional nurse in Arizona.However, Statute 10-212 requires each local or regional board of education to appoint one or more school nurses or nurse practitioners.Pre-service Requirement: Professional Development: Student-to-Nurse Ratio: Section 602 of the Healthy Students Act of 2010 states that or before January 15 of each year, each public school and public charter school shall submit the following information to the Office of the State Superintendent of Education regarding each of its campuses: whether the school has full-time, part-time, or no nurse coverage; the name and contact information of the school’s nurse.
Student-to-Nurse Ratio: None specified.: Statute 12-38-111 (2003) requires the completion of an approved nursing education program, a bachelor's degree, and the passing of a board-approved examination for licensure as a professional nurse.
During the term of the initial education license, the school nurse must complete a 90-hour Induction Cluster of training consistent of school nursing, health education, testing and screening, counseling and guidance, and introduction to exceptional children.
In addition, the nurse must successfully pass the Praxis I.
This information shall also be posted online if the school has a website and make the form available to parents in its office.
The Office of the State Superintendent of Education shall post the information on its website within 14 days of receipt.