Health Sciences—School Nursing, Graduate Certificate

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About This Degree

The School Nurse Certificate Program at New Jersey City University prepares students for the autonomous, challenging, and multifaceted role of the school nurse in a diverse non-medical setting as an integral part of the Coordinated School Health Program. School nurses practice within the state nurse practice act must understand and support the mission of the educational system. Prospective students must hold a current New Jersey license as a Registered Nurse, and a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. 


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.