School Nurse Certification

School Nurse Certification

GRADUATE SCHOOL NURSE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

The New Jersey City University School Nurse Certificate program is approved by the New Jersey State Department of Education and meets the requirements for the Educational Services Endorsement as a Certified School Nurse. The program is student-centered and tailored to meet the needs of the adult-learner. Faculty have experience in the field and work closely with school nurse leaders and administrators to craft a current and comprehensive curriculum for students. Incorporating leadership and research components, this graduate certificate program can be applied towards a Masters Degree in Health Sciences. 

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 (N.J.A.C. 6A:9B-14.3).

The requirements for admission to this program are: 

  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • A current New Jersey License as a Registered Professional Nurse
  • All minimum requirements of the Graduate Studies Office. These requirements include: completed application, transcripts, and essay.
  • An interview may be requested. 

Students may take this program on the New Jersey City University main campus, at NJCU, at WALL or online. Classes are web-enhanced, blended or online. Click here to find out more about NJCU at WALL

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

COURSE COURSE TITLE CREDITS
HLTH 620 Evidence Based Practice in Public Health 3
HLTH 630 Trends & Issues in Substance Abuse 3
HLTH 636 The Role of the School Nurse in the Coordinated School Health Program I 3
HLTH 641 Methods and Curriculum Development in Health Education 3
HLTH 642 The Role of the School Nurse in the Coordinated School Health Program II 3
HLTH 635
or
HLTH 647
Public Health Issues of Immigration

Health Disparities among Diverse Populations


3

3

HLTH 643 School Nurse / Health Education Practicum  6
PSYC 603* Developmental Psychology 3
SPEC 605   Introduction to Education and Psychology of the Exceptional Child 3

Note: Prerequisitew 636 & 641 are required for Health 643.

*A maximum of 3 courses may be waived toward certification in the following content areas: 

  • Developmental Psych/Lifespan Development (PSY 603)
  • Community/Public Health (HLTH 620) 
  • A third course may be waived toward certification in consultation with the program coordinator. 

MASTER’S DEGREE COMPLETION

Upon completion of the graduate School Nurse Certificate Program, students may matriculate into the Master of Science degree in Health Sciences with a concentration in School Health Education. Students who have completed 21 graduate credits need the following 15 graduate credits for a total of 36 graduate credits.  

COURSE COURSE TITLE CREDITS
HLTH 614 Advanced Epidemiology 3
HLTH 616 Techniques of Health Research 3
HLTH 629 Health Education Theory and Practice 3
HLTH 660 Thesis or Project 3
HLTH XXX Elective 3
 

 

CONTACT

Lorraine M. Chewey, EdD, RN, NJ-CSN
Faculty & Coordinator, School Nurse Certificate Program
Location: Education and Professional Studies Building, Rm. 214
Phone: 201-200-2421
Fax: (201)200-3284
Email: lchewey@njcu.edu 

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