Certification in School Nursing

DEGREE OFFERED:

Graduate Certification
Option: School Nurse

CAMPUS OPTIONS

Main Campus (Union, NJ)
Kean Ocean Campus (Toms River, NJ)

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

Fall:         June 1
Spring:    December 1

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Graduate Certification Program for School Nursing provides information and skills for the successful implementation and management of school health programs. Emphasis is on prevention of illness, promotion and maintenance of physical and environmental health and health education. We expect that graduates of the program will provide leadership in the development, implementation and management of school health programs.

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
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Proof of valid RN license (applicants should obtain proof here: http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov
  • Presentation of evidence of having completed a basic physical assessment course with practicum, or completion of NURS 3010; Human Growth Development across Lifespan
  • Professional Resume/CV
  • TOEFL (for applicants whose native language is not English)

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • 30 credit hours
  • Current professional liability insurance
  • Evidence of CPR and AED certification
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Current Physical Examination

REQUIRED COURSES

  Required Courses for Certification  
PSY 5130 Human Development Across the Life Span (for students without equivalent) 3 credits
CED 5910 Introduction to Counseling and Human Services 3 credits
EMSE 5560 Introduction to Education 3 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
NURS 5000 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 30-33 CREDITS TO COMPLETE PROGRAM

 

Program coordinator

Admissions Counselor

DR. VIRGINA FITZSIMONS
Kean Ocean Gateway Building
T. 609-361-4798
vfitzsim@kean.edu

MRS. ANN-MARIE KAY
Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
T. 908-737-5922
akay@kean.edu

 

Updated 7/12/12