WCH: School Nursing: General Information and Technical Assistance Updates

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What does it take to be a North Carolina School Nurse?

School nurses must be licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) in North Carolina. Additionally, within three years of hire as a school nurse they must have, or obtain, a bachelor’s degree or higher in nursing and National Certification for School Nurses (NCSN).

Professional Organizations


During the COVID-19 pandemic, SHNC’s provide virtual office hours and weekly email briefings to provide timely communication and technical assistance to school nurses.

Last Modified: 04-01-2021