The MSN in School Nursing is a 33-credit graduate degree program. This concentration focuses on assisting school nurses in expanding their knowledge, value, and skills in school nursing. The 33 credit program consists of 24 credits of the school nurse instructional program and 9 credits of graduate core courses in the School of Nursing. The student is also eligible for the Educational Services Endorsement as a certified school nurse when the 24 credits of the school nurse program is completed. Eight courses (NUR 5500, NUR 5510, NUR 5021, NUR 6170, NUR 5520, CSP 5601, SPC 5010, and PSY 6830) are needed to complete the New Jersey School Nurse Instructional Certification.
+Clinical practice, through the School Nurse Student Teaching Practicum requires prior application through the School of Nursing and Office of Field Experiences. Clinical experience applications must be submitted by the due date on the practicum checklist after eligibility has been confirmed. Failure to submit an application for the clinical experiences will result in a delay in program completion.
August 1st: Fall semesterDecember 1st: Spring semesterMay: 1st Summer semester
*Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a space availability basis
Professor Karen Phillips Program Coordinator: School Nurse Certificate, MSN & MEd in School Nursing Phillipsk116@wpunj.edu973-720-3406
Each applicant must demonstrate that he or she can fulfill the requirements of the program, including the ability to read and write at a graduate level, the capability to do graduate level academic work, and an interest in nursing theory and practice. Toward this end the requirements for admission are:
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