Sep 18, 2020  
2018-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2020 Graduate Catalog

School Nurse Certification

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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

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