Completed an internship that was determined by the approved program to be sufficient in length for the candidate to meet the standards set forth at 23 Ill. Adm. Code 23.120, but in no case consisted of fewer than 300 hours of experiences and was supervised by a school nurse who holds an endorsement issued under this Section with at least two full school years of full-time experience as a school nurse and at least one full school year of full-time experience with the current employer;
Completed two years of experience as a school nurse prior to 1972
Certification/Licensure in School Nursing:
- Requires a minimum of a bachelor's degree and a license as a registered professional nurse in Illinois.
- Have completed an Illinois program approved for the preparation of school nurses or comparable approved program in another state or country or hold a comparable certificate or license issued by another state or country.
Registered Nurses (RNs) who are interested in obtaining a certificate that may lead to a school nurse license (Professional Educator License) issued by the Illinois State Board of Education may contact these universities that are currently accepting students into the program. The programs are approved by the State Education Professional Licensure Board to prepare RNs to obtain a Professional Educator License (PEL) endorsed in school nursing, which is the required license to perform all the duties of a school nurse as defined in Illinois School Code.
These programs prepare registered nurses to obtain professional educator licensure endorsed for school nursing and are currently taking applications: