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School Nurse (Pre K-12)

School Nurse (Pre K-12) 2021-08-23T10:48:03-06:00

A school nurse license authorizes a qualified individual to provide services defined in the New Mexico guidelines, regulations, and statutes governing nursing and school health, as well as local school district policy.

Initial License

  • $150 (non-refundable) fee; and
  • Initial Application via NMPED Online Licensure Portal; and
    • Associate School Nurse (701)
      • Official sealed transcripts with Associate’s degree conferred from a regionally accredited college or university or from an institution accredited by the National League of Nursing or a diploma program in nursing accredited by the National League of Nursing or compact license; and
      • A copy of a current RN license issued by the New Mexico Nursing Board.
    • Professional School Nurse (702)
      • Official sealed Transcripts with a Bachelor’s degree conferred from a regionally accredited college or university or from an institution accredited by the National League of Nursing; and
      • A copy of a current RN license issued by the New Mexico Nursing Board or compact license.
    • Supervisory School Nurse (703)
      • Official sealed transcripts with a Master’s degree conferred from a regionally accredited college or university or from an institution accredited by the National League of Nursing; and
      • A copy of a current RN license issued by the New Mexico Nursing Board or compact license.
  • Register for background/fingerprints for “Teacher Licensure”.

School Nurse NMAC Code

Renewal License

  • $120 (non-refundable) fee will be valid for a one year grace period for level 2 or 3 (from time of expiration). If the expiration date exceeds the grace period a $150.00 would apply; and
  • Renewal Application via NMPED Online Licensure Portal; and
  • Superintendent ‘s Recommendation for Continuing Licensure (Must be on School District Letterhead); and
  • A copy of a current RN license issued by the New Mexico Nursing Board or compact license.
    • Note: The Associate School Nurse and Professional School Nurse can only advance up to Level 2 (Level 3 does not exist).
    • If educator does not have additional valid licenses on file, then must register for background/fingerprints for “Teacher Licensure”.

Renewal of Licensure Level

Level 1 → 3 year license

Level 2 → 9 year license, advancement to a level 2 can be obtained after 3 full school years of licensure on a level 1 license

Level 3 → 9 year license, advancement to a level 3 can be obtained after 3 full school years of licensure on a level 2 license

The Associate School Nurse and Professional School Nurse can only advance up to Level 2 (Level 3 does not exist).

Instructional Support Provider Superintendent Recommendation Form

School Nurse NMAC Code

Levels and Duration of License – NMAC Code

Delay of application:

  • Your application is lacking supporting documents listed in the above check list;
  • If your license(s) has expired (and you do not have additional valid licenses on file), and your background was completed 24 months or more, you will need to complete a new background for Teacher Licensure. School Employment backgrounds will not be accepted.

NMPED Correspondence with Educators:

  • Consultants correspond by email. Please check your spam/junk folder.


NMPED Licensure Transcripts Information

 

All fees submitted are non-refundable

 

 

Page last updated August 23, 2021