School Nurse Certification

Selected Course Descriptions

MED 505: Introduction to Special Needs Students (3 credits)
This course surveys current knowledge of individuals with disabilities within the context of human growth and development across the lifespan.  Content includes historical factors, legislation, etiology, characteristics, and learning needs, including existing and emerging technologies, assessment, and service delivery models for individuals with mild to severe disabilities.

NUR 510: School Nursing (5 credits)
The registered nurse enrolled in graduate studies will learn the knowledge and skills necessary to protect the school-aged child from health related barriers to the learning process and to improve education outcomes for all school age children through health promotion and illness/injury prevention strategies. The nurse will also learn to access school/community resources to assist students and their families with their physical, emotional, and spiritual health during various stages of their development. The historical, ethical, legal, social, political, economical, transcultural, and philosophical aspects of school nursing will be discussed and analyzed throughout the course.  The diverse roles of the school nurse and the models and concepts of practice in the school setting will be researched. 100 hour clinical practicum.

Nursing Advisor
Theresa M. Adams
Theresa Adams, Ph.D., RN, CSN
Assistant Professor of Nursing
School Nurse Program Coordinator

   Nursing Resource Center, Rm 108

Admissions Staff

Mary Arbogast MSHA, RN, CNOR, CST
Nursing and Healthcare Outreach Coordinator

   Upland Center

school nurse certification

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