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1.0 Content

1.1 This regulation shall apply to the issuance of a Standard Certificate, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1220(a), for School Nurse. This certification is required for all School Nurses providing services to children within the Delaware public school system.

1.2 Except as otherwise provided, the requirements set forth in 14 DE Admin. Code 1505 Standard Certificate, including any subsequent amendment or revision thereto, are incorporated herein by reference.

14 DE Reg. 1228 (05/01/11)

 

2.0 Definitions

The definitions set forth in 14 DE Admin. Code 1505 Standard Certificate, including any subsequent amendment or revision thereto, are incorporated herein by reference.

14 DE Reg. 1228 (05/01/11)

 

3.0 Standard Certificate

3.1 In accordance with 14 Del.C. §1220(a), the Department shall issue a Standard Certificate as a School Nurse to an educator who has met the following:

3.1.1 Holds a valid Delaware Initial, Continuing, or Advanced License; or a Limited Standard, Standard or Professional Status Certificate issued by the Department prior to August 31, 2003; and,

3.1.2 Has met the requirements as set forth in 14 DE Admin. Code 1505, Standard Certificate including any subsequent amendment or revision thereto: and

3.1.3 Has satisfied the additional requirements in this regulation.

14 DE Reg. 1228 (05/01/11)

 

4.0 Additional Requirements

4.1 An educator must also have met the following additional education and licensure requirements:

4.1.1 Holds a Bachelor's degree in Nursing (BSN) from a regionally accredited college or university; and,

4.1.2 Holds and maintains a current Registered Nurse license, recognized by the Delaware Board of Nursing; and,

4.1.3 Holds and maintains a valid and current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and in the use of an automatic external defibrillator (AED); and,

4.1.4 Completes by the end of the second school year after date of hire, ninety (90) clock hours of training approved by the Department consisting of standards of practice, care coordination, leadership, quality improvement, and community/public health based off of the Framework for 21st Century School Nursing Practice.

4.2 An educator must also have met the following experience requirement:

4.2.1 Has completed a minimum of three (3) years of supervised clinical nursing experience.

14 DE Reg. 1228 (05/01/11)

20 DE Reg. 49 (07/01/16)

 

5.0 Expiration

5.1 A Standard Certificate shall expire if the educator:

5.1.1 Fails to maintain a current Registered Nurse license, recognized by the Delaware Board of Nursing; or

5.1.2 Fails to maintain valid and current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and in the use of an automatic external defibrillator (AED); or

5.1.3 Fails to complete by the end of the second school year after date of hire, ninety (90) clock hours of training consisting of standards of practice, care coordination, leadership, quality improvement, and community/public health based off of the Framework for 21st Century School Nursing Practice.

14 DE Reg. 1228 (05/01/11)

20 DE Reg. 49 (07/01/16)

 

6.0 Verification of Eligibility and Reporting

6.1 Educators holding a School Nurse certificate shall do the following:

6.1.1 Notify the Department immediately if they fail to meet the qualifications as a School Nurse.

6.1.2 Annually notify the Department and affirm their continued eligibility for certification and if requested, provide documentation verifying their continued eligibility.

6.1.3 If employed in the public school system, provide documentation to their employer of their current credentials including a valid nursing license, and CPR and AED certification.

6.1.4 If not employed in the public school system, provide documentation to the Department of their current credentials including a valid nursing license, and CPR and AED certification.

6.2 Upon employment of a School Nurse, a district or charter school is responsible for verifying that the School Nurse continues to meet the requirements in subsections 4.1.1 through 4.1.3.

6.2.1 The district or charter school must maintain documentation of the verification of initial credentials and maintain documentation of current credentials including a valid nursing license, and CPR and AED certification.

6.3 Districts and charter schools shall report information to the Department when they receive information that would result in the expiration of a School Nurse Standard Certificate.

Renumbered effective 6/1/07 - see Conversion Table

7 DE Reg. 633 (11/1/03)

14 DE Reg. 1228 (05/01/11)

20 DE Reg. 49 (07/01/16)

 

Last Updated: November 10 2016 17:00:40.
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