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Senate Passes Bateman Bill to Increase Standards for School Nurse Certification

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State Sen. Kip Bateman is the author and sponsor of the school nurse certification bill.
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TRENTON - Legislation sponsored by Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman to ensure school nurses meet certain training and education requirements was passed by the full Senate today and now heads to the governor’s desk for final approval.  

“School nurses have a difficult and demanding job and must be able to address a wide spectrum of student health issues largely on their own,” said Bateman (R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer). “To ensure students receive the highest level of care it’s important to make certain school nurses have the requisite education, training and experience to handle the complexity of the job.”

Bateman’s bill would codify previous state standards to require that in addition to holding a license as a registered nurse and a bachelor’s degree a candidate for a school nurse endorsement must also complete at least 30 credits in subject areas determined by the state board, clinical experience in a school nurse office and a college-supervised school nurse practicum experience in a school nurse office and a classroom. 

Under the bill non-instructional school nurses would need to complete at least 21 credits in subject areas determined by the state board and clinical experience in a school nurse office, in addition to holding a license as a registered nurse and a bachelor’s degree.

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