This information is provided for those who are interested in employment as a school nurse. Vacant nursing positions in the school health program are handled at the local level through the county health department or school district. The designated school health program coordinators in each organization can provide you with information about local vacancies, hiring requirements, and school system information. The following links may provide helpful information to locate available hiring opportunities.
Locate a county health department or school district:
General information and laws. Requirements for the School Health Program may be found on the Department of Health web pages at the following links:
Nursing Requirements. Florida's Nurse Practice Act outlines state nursing requirements. It can be found at the following link:
School Nurse Certification. Florida does not offer a state certification for school nurses. However, the School Health Services Program Office recommends and encourages school nurses to obtain National School Nurse Certification. Information can be found on the National Board for Certification of School Nurses web site:
Licensure. Information regarding nursing licensure and related issues can be found on the Board of Nursing web site:
Out of state nurses.