[First Reprint]

ASSEMBLY, No. 1256

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

217th LEGISLATURE

PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 2016 SESSION

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblywoman† MARLENE CARIDE

District 36 (Bergen and Passaic)

Assemblyman† TROY SINGLETON

District 7 (Burlington)

Assemblywoman† MILA M. JASEY

District 27 (Essex and Morris)

Assemblyman† BENJIE E. WIMBERLY

District 35 (Bergen and Passaic)

Senator† CHRISTOPHER "KIP" BATEMAN

District 16 (Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex and Somerset)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblymen McKeon and Giblin

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

†††† Requires State Board of Education regulations regarding school nurse certification to include certain minimum eligibility requirements.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

†††† As amended by the Senate on June 27, 2016.

 


An Act concerning school nurse certification and supplementing chapter 40 of Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes.

 

†††† Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

††††† 1.†† State Board of Education regulations prescribing the requirements for eligibility for an educational services certificate with a school nurse endorsement shall, at a minimum, require that a candidate for the endorsement:

††††† a.†† is licensed as a registered nurse pursuant to the provisions of P.L.1947, c.262 (C.45:11-23 et seq.);

††††† b.†† holds a bachelorís degree from a regionally-accredited college or university;

††††† c.†† completes either a Department of Education-approved college curriculum for the preparation of school nurses or a program of studies, with a minimum of 1[30] 211 semester hour credits, that includes study in 1the fundamentals of substance abuse and dependency and such other1 subject areas 1as1 determined by the State board 1,1 and clinical experience in a school nurse office; and

††††† d.†† completes a college-supervised school nurse practicum experience, a portion of which shall be completed in a school nurse office and a portion of which shall be completed in a classroom.† The practicum experience may count toward the minimum 1[30] 211 semester hour credit requirement.

 

††††† 2.†† State Board of Education regulations prescribing the requirements for eligibility for an educational services certificate with a school nurse/non-instructional endorsement shall, at a minimum, require that a candidate for the endorsement:

††††† a.†† is licensed as a registered nurse pursuant to the provisions of P.L.1947, c.262 (C.45:11-23 et seq.);

††††† b.†† holds a bachelorís degree from a regionally-accredited college or university; and

††††† c.†† completes either a Department of Education-approved college curriculum for the preparation of school nurses or a program of studies, with a minimum of 1[21] 151 semester hour credits, that includes study in 1the fundamentals of substance abuse and dependency and such other1 subject areas 1as1 determined by the State board 1,1 and clinical experience in a school nurse office.

 

†††† 3.††† Nothing in this act shall be construed to limit the authority of the State Board of Education to prescribe additional eligibility requirements for a school nurse endorsement or a school nurse/non-instructional endorsement.

 

†††† 4.††† This act shall take effect immediately.