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The School Nurse Certificate program is totally online and consists of 21 graduate credits, which includes a 100 hour practicum with a Certified School Nurse. The program prepares RNs with a BSN for Level I Certification in Pennsylvania as School Nurses. Some states may accept the PA certificate as a basis to grant their own state certificate.
Requirements for program include:
An earned BSN
A current PA RN license
GPA of 3.0 or higher for admission and maintaining a 3.0 GPA throughout the program
PA Department of Education mandates
Current CPR certification prior to NURS 622 / NURS 623 practicum experience
The following clearances:
Act 34 - PA State Police Criminal Record Check
Act 151 - PA Child Abuse History
Act 114 - FBI Background Check
Proof of professional malpractice insurance
Signed preceptor school district contract
Act 31 Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse: Mandated and Permissive Reporting in Pennsylvania Online Training