Mandated Trainings

To work in public schools, nurses must be licensed by the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). A condition of licensure is completion of an orientation program defined by the MA Department of Public Health (MDPH). These mandated trainings meet the MDPH entry level educational requirements for school nurses.

Medication Administration and Delegation

  • ONLINE COURSE

    Medication Administration in a School Setting: School Nursing Practice in Massachusetts


    For nurses seeking DESE School Nurse Licensure and Nurse Mangers listed on a school district’s MDPH Medication Delegation Registration Application (Mandated every five years. NOTE: While this course is strongly recommended, Nurse Leaders/contacts who took the full-day live program “Medication Administration and Delegation” within five years of submitting their district’s MDPH Medication Administration Registration Application are not required take this program in addition to the live course.)
  • LIVE 4-HOUR WORKSHOP

    Medication Administration in Schools: What School Nurse Managers Need to Know


    For School Nurse Managers listed as signatories on the district’s MDPH Medication Administration Registration Application (Mandated to attend every five years. NOTE: While this course is strongly recommended, Nurse Leaders/contacts who took the full-day live program “Medication Administration and Delegation” within five years of submitting their district’s MDPH Medication Administration Registration Application are not required take this program in addition to the live course.)

    Prerequisite: All attendees are required to take the online course Medication Administration in a School Setting: School Nursing Practice in Massachusetts prior to attending this workshop