Initial Certification – School Nurse (Instructional and Non-Instructional)

Initial Certification – School Nurse (Instructional and Non-Instructional)

Degree Offered: Initial Certification

Concentration: Initial Certification School Nurse

Campus Location

Main Campus

Application Deadline:

Rolling Admissions

Program Description:

The school nurse certification program is a graduate level non-degree program offered by the Department of Public Health. The program consists of two tracks, Instructional and Non-Instructional.

Upon completion of the Instructional Track, a standard educational services certificate with school nurse endorsement is granted by the New Jersey Department of Education. The school nurse endorsement authorizes the holder to perform nursing services and to teach in areas related to health in public schools in grades preschool through 12.

Upon completion of the Non-Instructional Track, a standard educational services certificate with school nurse/non-instructional endorsement is granted by the New Jersey Department of Education. This authorizes the holder to perform nursing services in public school grades preschool through 12. This endorsement does not authorize the holder to teach in areas related to health.

Admission Requirements:

In addition to the University’s admission requirements:

  • Active professional nurse licensure (RN) in the state of New Jersey.
  • Completed bachelor’s degree
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 out of 4.0 or greater

Program Requirements:

  • 30 credits of graduate study.
Certificate: Initial School Nurse Certificate: Instructional Track30 credits
Program Requirements:24 credits
PBHL 5500 School Heath Services I 3
PBHL 5510 School Health Services II 3
EDLP 6170 Legal Issues for School Nurses 3
PBHL 5020 Teaching School Health 3
CSP 5601 Counseling for School Nurses 3
SPED 5500 Education in a Diverse Society 3
PSY 6830 Substance Abuse Interventions 3

PBHL 5520 School Nurse Student Teaching or

PBHL 5530 School Nurse Student Teaching- Inservice

3
Exit Requirements: May be taken at other institutions or may have been taken as part of another academic program 6 credits
Public Health Nursing 3 credits
 Developmental Psychology 3
  • 24 credits of graduate study.
Certificate: Initial School Nurse Certificate: Non-Instructional Track
24 credits
Program Requirements:18 credits
PBHL 5500 School Heath Services I 3
PBHL 5510 School Health Services II 3
EDLP 6170 Legal Issues for School Nurses 3
CSP 5601 Counseling for School Nurses 3
SPED 5500 Education in a Diverse Society 3
PSY 6830 Substance Abuse Interventions 3
Exit Requirements: May be taken at other institutions or may have been taken as part of another academic program 6 credits
Public Health Nursing 3 credits
 Developmental Psychology 3