Nurses

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
lwolfe@doe.k12.de.us

Important information

Clusterbrochure  (PDF download)

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 2014 test dates are:

2/15/2014-3/1/2014 and
7/19/2014-8/2/2014.

Application deadlines are:

12/31/2013 for the first test dates, and
5/31/2014 for the summer test dates.

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 $325. 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 Nadel, at Forest Oak Elementary School, Red Clay Consolidated School District, nancy.nadel@redclay.k12.de.us, and Sharon Rose Gargula at Staton Middle School, Red Clay Consolidated School District, sharon-rose.gargula@redclay.k12.de.us

A list of the Delaware nationally certified school nurses is found at: http://www.nbcsn.org/ncsn/default.aspx