School Nurse Certification

Curriculum Overview

The Post-BSN School Nurse Certification curriculum is a minimum of 8 credits (2 classes). The nursing and education faculty members use various strategies to help you learn, including case studies, lecture/discussion, group projects and simulation exercises to ensure that what you gain in one course will reinforce and build on what you learn in others.

Students with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited college or university and a GPA of at least 3.0 are eligible for entry into the program. The following undergraduate credit hours are required for certification requirements, and may be completed at Alvernia as a part of the student’s coursework if not already successfully completed elsewhere: Composition and Literature (6 credits), Mathematics (6 credits), and Educational Psychology (3 credits). 

Curriculum (minimum 8 credits)

Required Core Courses (8 credits):

NUR 510: School Nursing (5 credits, which include both lecture and a clinical practicum in the school setting/s)
MED 505: Introduction to Special Needs Students

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

   Nursing Resource Center, Rm 108
   610.796.5612
   theresa.adams@alvernia.edu


Admissions Staff


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

   Upland Center
   610.796.8429
   mary.arbogast@alvernia.edu




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