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NURSING SPECIALITIES KEY :

• Minimum Education required
Certification credential
• Certifications required
• Possible employment
• Reference / Resources
• Experience needed
Professional Organization
School Nurse School nurses provide an essential role in keeping children healthy , safe , and ready to learn . The school nurse is often the sole healthcare provider in an academic setting ; school nurses provide leadership , community / public health , care coordination , and quality improvement . School nursing practice is student‐ centered and considers the context of the student ’ s family and school community .
• RN , ASN / ADN , or BSN ( BSN recommended )
• School Nurse certification exam
• 1,000 hours ( minimum ) in clinical practice within last three years prior to taking the test ( 4,000 hours recommended )
NBCSN
• Elementary , middle and high schools ; colleges and universities
• National Association of School Nurses ( www . nasn . org )
• Resources : “ Your Future in School Nursing ” By L . Jannone ( Vol 59 , No 1 – January 2012 ) Read at http :// bit . ly / 2kc3scO “ Just a School Nurse ” by Jenna Sanders ( Vol 60 , No 1 – January 2013 ) Read at http :// bit . ly / 2kzeJ4B
Substance Abuse Nurse Both a mental and physical disorder , substance abuse requires that nurses treat and educate patients with drugs , alcohol and other substance addictions .
• ASN / ADN or BSN
• Certified Addictions Registered Nurse
• 2,000 hours of addictions-related nursing experience and 30 CE hours
CARN
• Hospital psychiatric units , inpatient or outpatient treatment / rehabilitation centers ; mental health clinics
• International Nurses Society on Addictions ( www . intnsa . org )
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