Catalog • 2011-2012

School Nurse Certification Program

For Information Contact Debra Woodruff-Capper

An applicant to the school nurse certification program must be an RN licensed to practice with one year of professional experience and a baccalaureate degree in nursing. A GPA of 2.5 is required for admission and progression in the program.

Requirements for the School Nurse Certification Program

EDU 100 American Education 3 credits
EDU 150 Educational Planning 3 credits
SPE 243 The Exceptional Child 3 credits
PSY 250 Life-Span Development 3 credits
SNC 380 Methodology in School Health Services 3 credits
SNC 381 School Nurse Practicum 5 credits

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. Candidates for certification in Pennsylvania must have proof of successful completion of the following college level courses; 1 in American or British Literature, 1 in Writing, and 2 in Math.

Clinical Requirements

All students must provide proof of RN licensure from the state of Pennsylvania. Students must also submit the following requirements:

  • Completed health forms with lab work attached; and
  • A clear FBI criminal history clearance; and
  • A clear child abuse history clearance; and
  • A clear PA criminal history clearance; and
  • CPR certification – Must be one of the following: American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer OR American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers; and
  • Proof of health insurance