School Nurse Certification

 

This program is a post-baccalaureate non-degree program offered jointly by the Departments of Nursing and Community Health. The curriculum content of this program is comparable to graduate level study. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible for initial educational services licensure as a school nurse in the State of New Jersey

Advisor: Joanna Hayden
Entry Requirements
  • Professional nurse licensure (RN) in the State of New Jersey.
  • Completed baccalureate in either nursing, community health, health education, or a related field.
  • Undergraduate gpa of 2.75 or greater.
Course Requirements: 21 Credits
Course Number and Title Credits
School Nursing:  

NUR 550 School Nursing I

3
NUR 551 School Nursing II 3
   
Foundations of Education:  
EDLP 602 Contemporary Issues in American Schools 3
   
The Public School Program:  
CMHL 452 Methods, Curriculum and Theory in School Health Education 3
   
Intercultural Relations:  
CMHL 505 Cultural Dimensions of Health 3
   
Student Teaching:  
NUR 552 Student Teaching/Practicum 6

 

Exit Requirements: 15 Credits
Exit requirements may be taken at other institutions or may have been taken as part of another academic program.
Course Number and Title Credits
Public Health (choose one):  

NUR 410 Community Systems

3
NUR 501 Health Care Systems 3
   
Child/Adolescent Growth and Development (choose one):  
PSY 210 Developmental Psychology 3
PSY 344 The School Years 3
PSY 610 Human Growth and Development 3
   
Mental Health (choose one):  
PSY 290 Child Abuse and Neglect 3
PSY 320 Psychology of Adolescents 3
SOC 565 Sociology of Deviance 3
PSY 640 Psychopathology 3
   
Guidance and Counseling:  
CMHL 430 Health Counseling 3
   
Elective (choose one):  
CMHL 210 Women's Health 3
CMHL 215 Drugs and Health 3
CMHL 301 Health Education Theory & Practice 3
COMM 360 Interpersonal Communication 3
NUR 606 Teaching Strategies 3
PSY 290 Child Abuse and Neglect 3
PSY 320 Psychology of Adolescents 3
PSY 344 The School Years 3
PSY 610 Human Growth & Development 3
PSY 640 Psychopathology 3
SOC 231 Sociology of the Family 3
SOC 241 Minority Groups in America 3
SOC 565 Sociology of Deviance 3
  • Successful completion of 36 credit curriculum.