Some state lawmakers are looking to reduce the number of requirements needed to become a school nurse.
A new bill in the statehouse would roll back a set of requirements for school nurses that went into effect in 2016. Those requirements include having a bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years of experience in pediatric nursing.
Under the new bill, the only requirements would be that the applicant is a registered nurse in the state and is approved by the local school board.
Republican state representative Carol McGuire is one of the sponsors of the bill.