To work in public schools, nurses must be licensed by the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). A condition of licensure is the completion of an orientation program defined by the MA Department of Public Health (MDPH). These four (4) mandated trainings meet the MDPH entry-level educational requirements for school nurses. The 4th and 5th course listed on this page is mandated every three years for School Nurse Managers who are listed as signatories on the district’s MDPH Medication Administration Registration Application.

  1. Foundations of School Nursing Practice
  2. School Health Screening Training
    • (AUDIT) School Health Screening- This version of the course does NOT meet school nurse licensure requirements
    • Vision Health Screening (ONLY) - This version of the course only contains updated information on vision health screenings. This version of the course does NOT meet school nurse licensure requirements
  3. SBIRT in Schools
  4. Medication Administration in a School Setting: School Nursing Practice in Massachusetts
  5. REQUIRED COURSE FOR SCHOOL NURSE MANAGERS WHO ARE SIGNATORIES ON THE MED ADMIN REGISTRATION APPLICATION: Medication Administration in Schools: What School Nurse Managers Need to Know 

 

Note: For PE Teachers, we offer a free training on BMI and Postural.