School Nurse Corps Overview

Washington State School Nurse Corps was established and funded by the state legislature to support registered nursing services in small, rural school districts. For over 20 years, School Nurse Corps has promoted equitable access to student health services and expanded the capacity of school districts to provide safe and healthy learning environments and optimal health for each student. Through partnerships with schools, public health, and regional, state and national agencies, School Nurse Corps focuses on improving student health outcomes, safety and readiness to learn.


All children receive equitable, full access to school nursing services to be healthy, safe and successful in school and life.


  • School district funding in support of registered nursing hours.
  • Health services support for school nurses and school district administrators, including consultative and technical services, quality improvement efforts, and school nurse orientation, mentoring, resource access and professional development opportunities.