Graduate School Nurse Certificate Program

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About This Degree

This is a Certificate Program.

The Graduate School Nurse Certification program at NJCU is a robust, fully online stepwise graduate-level certificate program designed to prepare bachelor’s-prepared registered nurses for the specialty practice of school nursing. 

Students who apply for the Graduate school nurse certificate program can select either the non-instructional or instructional certificate option. The total number of courses for the first step, which qualifies students to become eligible to apply for the non-instructional certificate, is 5 classes (15 credits).

Students who opt to complete the coursework to become eligible to apply for the Standard Instructional Certificate will "step" upward through the course track and complete two additional classes (6 credits). All coursework taken in the certificate program applies to “step” into the Master of Science (MS) in Nursing with a Specialization in School Nursing.

Admission Criteria for the School Nurse Certificate Program

  • Completed online application and non-refundable $55 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all previous U.S. colleges attended or official NACES course-by-course evaluation of any foreign transcripts*
  • Submission of a 250-500-word essay discussing goals and objectives for pursuing admission to the intended program
  • Professional Resume or CV
  • Copy of current, unencumbered NJ nursing license


  • BSN degree from an ACEN or CCNE-accredited institution that is also a regionally accredited college/university
  • Undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0-point scale

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Contact Us

Emily Alequin, M.S., M.B.A.
Program Assistant
(201) 200-2453

Nelda Ephraim, Ph.D., MSN Ed. RN, CCRN, NJ-CSN
Assistant Professor, Graduate & School Nurse Program Coordinator
Phone: 201-200-3272