To work in public schools, nurses must be licensed by the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). A condition of licensure is 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 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°
  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 (Blended 2020)

 

*Note: A free AUDIT version of Medication Administration in a School Setting: School Nursing Practice in MA is available for nurses seeking to refresh their knowledge. This course is listed in the catalog and is available here.

°Note: A free AUDIT version of School Health Screening is available for nurses seeking to refresh their knowledge or for nursing students. This course is listed in the catalog and is available here.