WCH: School Nursing: General Information and Technical Assistance Updates
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).
- School Nurse Association of North Carolina (SNANC)
- National Association of School Nurses (NASN)
- North Carolina Nurses Association (NCNA)
- American School Health Association (ASHA)
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