Welcome Delaware School Nurses and visiting school nurses from other states!

Here, you‚ will find a guide and many resources for the beginner and novice school nurse.

New School Nurse

Registered Nurses who wish to pursue a career as a Delaware School Nurse are welcome to review the following state requirements and certification process.

For questions, please contact:

Delaware Department of Education
Linda Wolfe RN, EdD, NCSN
Delaware Department of Education
401 Federal Street, Suite 2
Dover, DE 19901

Important information

Clusterbrochure  (PDF download)

Modules 1, 2, & 3 Issues in School Health Nursing

University of Delaware – School of Nursing / Dr. Janice Selekman

June 19, 2015

July 17, 2015

July 24, 2015

To register, to to


National Certification in School Nursing

There are 112 nationally certified school nurses that live in Delaware, although there are several more that work in Delaware and live in other states. These nurses earned this mark of distinction by passing the certification exam offered by the National Board for Certification of School Nurses. (NBCSN).

The exam is offered twice a year. The 2015 test dates are:

2015 Dates:

February 22-March 7

July 12-August 1

October 18-October 31

Application can be found on the NBCSN website:

Congratulations to Christine Zimmerman, RN School Nurse, Christ the Teacher School, and Lisa Conover, RN, School Nurse in the Christina School District, Delaware’s newest NBCSN!

Candidates must have a Bachelor‚ degree and be employed in school nursing or an area related to school health. NBCSN recommends three years of experience in school nursing.

The exam is taken at a testing center. The application fee is $350. DSNA sponsors a drawing at the annual fall dinner/conference. The 6% stipend for national certification is currently available to school nurses who were certified before December 2008, but we are hopeful that this incentive will be offered again when the state budget crisis is resolved.

For more information, please contact liaisons Nancy Myers, at Forest Oak Elementary School, Red Clay Consolidated School District,, and Pattianne Root at Skyline Middle, Red Clay Consolidated School District,


A list of the Delaware nationally certified school nurses is found at: