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NUR6170: Legal Issues for School Nurses: New Jersey Legal Resources

This guide provides links to federal and state legal resources relevant to this course.

Nexis Handout

NEXIS UNI can also be used to search for news articles

New Jersey Legal Resources in Nexis Uni

Click on the Databases link, then click on the letter to access Nexis Uni from Cheng Library's homepage.


You can locate New Jersey and Federal cases, statutes and codes. For your convenience, a link to Nexis Uni is provided below. If you are off-campus, you will need to enter your William Paterson user name and password.

  • Nexis Uni Use the Guided Search feature to search for cases.  There will be links to additional cases, statutes and codes within the cases that you locate on your topic. Simply click on the link to view the full text of additional sources. 
  • To locate statutes, search for New Jersey Statutes Annotated. This will limit your search to just New Jersey. Enter your search terms and view your results. The table of contents feature in the statutes is very helpful.  
  • For codes (regulations), search for the New Jersey Administrative Code.  This will limit your search to just New Jersey. Enter your search terms and view your results. The table of contents feature in the code is very useful. 


  • Nexis allows you to enter a citation to locate a case, a statute or a code. Simply enter the citation and click search. 
  • 226 N.J. Super. 626 
  • N.J.S.A. 18A:40-16
  • N.J.A.C. 7:26-3A.1

New Jersey Legal Citation Formats

Select NJ Legislation

Medical and Nursing Personnel N.J. Stat. § 18A:40-3.3 or 18A N. J. S. A. 40-3.3 or N.J.S.A. 18A 40-3.3

Requirements for school nurse endorsement N.J. Stat. § 18A:40-3.7 or 18A N. J. S. A. 40-3.7 or N.J.S.A. 18A 40-3.7

School personnel not liable for civil damages under certain circumstances N.J. Stat. § 2A:62A-4 or 2A N. J. S. A. 62A-4 or N.J.S.A. 2A62A-4

Select New Jersey Adminstrative Codes-Title 6A Education


N.J.A.C. 6A:26-12.3 – Health Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Select New Jersey Cases 

382 N.J. Super. 241 Ramsey Teachers v. Ramsey Bd of Education 

226 N.J. 297 Parsons v. Mullica Township Bd of Education 

Select School Board Policies

Paterson - 5307 NURSING SERVICES PLAN- Policy



Legal Basics of Education in New Jersey

New Jersey Legislature - Visit this site to locate current bills and pending legislation as well as archives of New Jersey laws. 

New Jersey Administrative Code - This links to the Department of Education website that includes Education, Title 6A.