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Who is a District Nurse?


  • A Registered Nurse (RN) licensed to practice nursing by the state board of nursing with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and a School Nurse Services Credential from the State of California 


  • Most of the nurses have a master’s degree and some have clinical nurse specialties such as a nurse practitioner or a clinical nurse specialty.


  • A professional that is accountable to practice in accordance with current:
    • Professional Standards of School Nursing Practice, as stated by the National Association of School Nurses (NASN).
    • State laws, rules and regulations.


  • A nursing professional who advocates for children’s health and safety within the educational setting.


  • Has expertise in the following areas:
    • Pediatric, public health and mental health nursing with strong health promotion, assessment and referral skills.
    • Education and health laws impacting children.
    • Teaching strategies for the delivery of health education to students and staff.


Non-Discrimination Statement

The Capistrano Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all district activities, programs, and employment based upon actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Reference: AR 1312.3, BP 1312.3 and BP 5183.

Rich Montgomery, Executive Director, Human Resource Services/Compliance
33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 234-9200

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