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School Nurse Certificate

School Nurse Certification Program 2015-2016

At Cedar Crest College, students have the opportunity to practice leadership and problem-solving skills that are necessary to excel and advance in today’s professional fields. Cedar Crest College emphasizes an environment where individual growth and professional skills are integrated so that our students acquire the knowledge, attitudes and abilities that they need to succeed. The multi-disciplinary School Nurse Certification Program provides the necessary knowledge and practical skills to those who serve the health needs of school-age children.

For information about the School Nurse Certification program, please contact Professor Joan Timalonis at, 610-606-4666 ext. 3489. An applicant to the school nurse certification program holds an unencumbered active professional nursing license with one year of professional experience and a baccalaureate degree in nursing. An undergraduate GPA of 2.5 is required for admission. A GPA of 3.0 is required for progression in the program and PA School Nurse Certification.

Courses Required for the School Nurse Certification Program

All courses are offered Online

EDU 559- Curriculum and Instruction for the English Language Learner (3 credits)
EDU 516- Multicultural and Diversity Education (3 credits)

SPE 542- The Exceptional Child 3 credits

SPE 546- Collaborative Partnerships in Inclusive Settings (3 credits)

SNC 380- Methodology in School Health Services (3 credits)

SNC 381- School Nurse Practicum ( 5 credits /102 clinical hours)

All candidates for the school nurse certificate, both in state and out of state, must take SNC 380 and 381 in sequential order and within one academic year.

PDE requires the following for certification in PA:

Six credits of college course work in mathematics; three credits in English composition; and three credits in American or British literature. We require that the student must earn a grade of C or higher in these courses.

Clinical Requirements

All students must provide proof of RN licensure from the state in which they will complete their practicum and to which they are applying for certification:

Report of Health Evaluation and Medical History

  • Immunizations, Titers, and Current PPD
  • Drug and Alcohol Screen
  • CPR certification- Must be one of the following:
    • American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer and Health Care Providers
    • American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers
  • Proof of Health Insurance
  • FBI Criminal History Clearance
  • Child Abuse History Clearance
  • PA Criminal History Clearance

Prospective and current nursing students must submit criminal background checks that meet the requirements of the nursing program before beginning nursing courses and annually thereafter.

Prospective nursing students with criminal records must disclose their record and schedule a meeting with the Nursing Department Chairperson upon admission to Cedar Crest College.