Apply to Become a Substitute Nurse

The following materials must be completed and returned during your scheduled appointment

If you are unable to access a form, please notify us of the issue.

Application Forms for Substitute Nurses 

Required Documentation/Certificates for Substitute Nurses 

  • Proper Identification (Passport OR Driver’s License AND either Social Security card or Birth Certificate (for Employee Eligibility, I-9 Form) 
  • Educational Preparation (A and B)
    • A. Copy of Registered Nurse License
    • B. Bachelors Degree or Associates Degree (pay rate dependent on degree)
  • Valid CPR Certificate
  • Fingerprint/Criminal History Records Search
    Required to work in New York State schools. Prints taken for preschool, daycare and bus drivers are not accepted. If already fingerprinted for the New York State Education Department teacher database: No fee required. Using information provided on your application, we will pull your fingerprint clearance from the TEACH Website.

    • If fingerprints are needed, visit:

Additional Information

  • Two written letters of recommendation
  • Employees’ Retirement System Number (if already a member)
  • Voided check(s) if you are applying to a district(s) offering direct deposit. 

School District-Specific Application Forms 

Complete if employment is desired in these specific locations. 

Required Training 

Substitutes must complete HazCom training within 90 days of district approval to remain eligible to substitute. Details about online and in-person training opportunities.