How to become a school nurse
You can get into this job through an apprenticeship or by working towards this role.
If you are a qualified registered nurse or midwife, you might be able to do a specialist community public health nurse degree apprenticeship.
This usually takes a year and 6 months to complete and is a mix of learning at work and academic study at an accredited university.
You'll usually need:
- to be a registered nurse
You can apply to become a school nurse if you're a registered nurse or midwife.
You'll usually need to do an approved programme in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing - School Nursing.
Courses usually take 1 to 2 years to complete.
- you'll need to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council
You might have an advantage when applying for courses or jobs if you have:
- experience in health promotion or working with children in the community
- knowledge of child protection and family planning issues
- an understanding of school children's health needs
You can find out more about how to become a school nurse from Health Careers.