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School Nurse Certification

Instructors who hold a Baccalaureate degree AND possess a valid license as a Registered Nurse with the Oklahoma Board of Nursing are eligible to receive a standard teaching credential as a School Nurse. In order to obtain this credential, the instructor must apply online at the SDE website  (link), send original transcripts, a copy of their nursing license (or verification page from Board of Nursing website: and mail to Lara Skaggs, State Program Manager, Health Careers Education, Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, 1500 W. Seventh Ave., Stillwater, OK 74074-4364.  The instructor will be notified when the application has been approved and they can pay online.

Those who qualify will be awarded a standard teaching certificate that will allow them to add on areas of certification that require a test such as science, or to meet requirements for HOUSSE “Highly Qualified Teacher.”

Health Careers Education instructors will still need to obtain either the basic 14 or basic 15 career and technology hours (dependent upon the college selected) to have their Career Tech Health Occupations Standard certificate added on to the School Nurse.  See Basic CareerTech Courswork.

Please call Lara Skaggs at (405) 743-5106 with any questions.

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