School Nursing Practice

NYS Resources

NYSED Office of Professions

On December 18, 2017, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed Chapter 502 of the Laws of 2017, amending Education Law section 6905 to require RNs to either have or obtain a baccalaureate degree or higher degree in nursing within 10 years of licensure. In general, RN students enrolled in a licensure-qualifying associate's degree or diploma program as of December 18, 2017, as well as RNs licensed in New York State as of December 18, 2017, are exempt from this requirement.  

NYS Nursing: Frequently Asked License Questions
Includes information on scope and practice and delegation to LPNs.

NYSED Verification of License 

Nurse Mandatory Overtime (NYS Department of Labor)

NYS Nurses Association (NYSNA) Workplace Violence - Position Statement

Other Resources

AAP Role of the School Nurse in Providing School Health Services  

Boards of Nursing (BON)
BON sets the minimum qualifications/competencies for entry-level practice by enforcing the Nurse Practice Act, nurse licensure, accrediting nurse education programs in schools/universities, developing practice standards, policies, administrative rules, and regulations, and taking action against the licenses of nurses who have shown unsafe nursing practice. BON contact information

National Council of State Boards of Nursing
Composed of the Boards of Nursing from each state, territory, and the District of Columbia. This group works together on licensing examinations such as the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN; policy analysis, uniformity of regulation of nursing practice, research, and maintaining the Nurses database with national information on nurse licensure. Their efforts include promoting the adoption of the Consensus Model for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) Regulation by all states.

Nurse Licensure Compact
Allows a nurse to practice across state lines (both physically/electronically) unless the nurse is under discipline or restricted from practicing across state lines. To achieve mutual recognition, each state must enter into the NLC. There are currently 24 NLC member states. The compact supersedes state laws and may be amended by all party states agreeing and then changing individual state laws. A separate body of participating state board of nursing administrators is in charge of that state's compact. 

National Association of School Nurses (NASN)

The National Association of School Nurses's (NASN) Framework for 21st Century School Nursing Practice™
 A nursing structure that includes concepts integral to the complex clinical specialty practice of school nursing. The framework provides guidance for practicing school nurses to achieve the goal of supporting student health and academic success by contributing to a healthy and safe school environment.

National Board for Certification of School Nurses (NBCSN)
An independently incorporated organization established for the purpose of developing and implementing the voluntary certification process of school nurses. They work in collaboration with the National Association of School Nurses. 

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