School Nurse Corps Overview
School Nurse Corps (SNC) is a state-wide program approved and funded by the WA State Legislature. Since its inception in 1999, the program has addressed the limited access to registered nursing services in Washington State schools, particularly smaller, rural schools. Access to a registered nurse promotes student safety, improves attendance, fosters academic achievement, reduces health and educational disparities, and contributes to an engaged and informed citizenry and workforce. School Nurse Corps works to expand access to registered nurses, to support school-based health management in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations, and to promote professional school nursing standards and practice.