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    SCHOOL NURSE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Program Coordinator:

Dr. Norma Bowe

908-737-3825 • nbowe@kean.edu HH-405

 

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The School Nurse Certificate Program is post-baccalaureate or graduate study program co-coordinated with the Department of Nursing. Completion of this program, approved by the New Jersey State Department of Education, meets the requirements for the Educational Services Certificate Endorsement as a Certified School Nurse. This endorsement authorizes the holder to perform nursing services and to teach in areas related to health in public schools in grades preschool through 12. (NJDED Administrative Code title 6A; Chapter 9-13.3). Students must hold current New Jersey license as a Registered Nurse, and a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. To be considered for admission into this program, a student must have an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 and be admitted to the program through the Department of Nursing.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

 

In addition to the University's admission requirements:

  • A valid New Jersey RN license

  • Baccalaureate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0

  • Presentation of evidence of having completed a basic physical assessment course with a practicum, or completion of NURS 3010; Human Growth Development across Lifespan

 

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

  • 30 credit hours

  • Current professional liability insurance

  • Evidence of CPR and AED certification

  • Criminal Background Check

  • Current Physical Examination

 

REQUIRED COURSES: (30 credits)

 

Co-requisite: PSY 5130 - Human Development Across the Life Span or undergraduate equivalent

 

IEL 5560

Introduction to Education (6 credits)

6 credits

HED 5300

Community Mental Health 3 credits

NURS 5400

NURS 5500

Epidemiology in Advanced Practice                              -OR-

Advanced Practice in Community Health Nursing

3 credits

3 credits

NURS 5500 Nursing Science 3 credits
NURS 5501 School Nursing I 3 credits
NURS 5502 School Nursing II 3 credits
NURS 5510 School Nursing Practicum 3 credits
HED 5500 Health Teaching Practicum 3 credits

 

TOTAL of 27-30 Credits to complete certificate

 

 

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SUGGESTED READING:

 

Comprehensive School Health Education: Totally Awesome Strategies for Teaching Health What Every Patient, Family, Friend, and Caregiver Needs to Know About Psychiatry Epidemiology for Public Health Practice Health Promotions at the Community Level Community Health in the 21st Century School Health Instruction
Comprehensive School Health Education: Totally Awesome Strategies for Teaching Health What Every Patient, Family, Friend, and Caregiver Needs to Know About Psychiatry Epidemiology for Public Health Practice Health Promotions at the Community Level Community Health in the 21st Century School Health Instruction

 

 

 

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