College of Nursing

About the Certificate Program
Graduate study in the school nurse certification program reflects the conviction that the school nurse should play a significant role as a school and community healthcare provider. 

How to Apply
Admission requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • A cumulative B average
  • Current licensure as a registered professional nurse in New Jersey
  • Professional liability insurance
  • Health clearance prior to field experience
  • Current CPR and AED certifications.

Applicants should visit this page to learn more about the application process.

The curriculum is designed to include information and skills of specific relevance to school nursing, school health and community health care. Emphasis is on prevention of illness, health education, health promotion and health maintenance.
In addition, courses in foundations of education, curriculum design and strategies in teaching prepare the school nurse for classroom teaching. A practicum in school nursing and teaching is required.
Students in this program are College of Nursing students who have been admitted to the School Nurse Certification program but are not matriculated for a graduate degree. Upon completion of 30 credits in required courses, students are eligible for New Jersey State Department of Education School Nurse Certification. Up to 15 credits of previous coursework may be transferred to meet certification requirements.
Courses are offered in the evening on a full-time or part-time basis. The supervised field experience is a daytime experience.

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