Academic Programs | School Nurse Certificate
The School of Nursing offers a certificate program designed for professional registered nurses who wish to be certified in school nursing (instructional certificate) in the State of New Jersey. The program is designed to provide registered nurses with the appropriate educational background, experiences and competencies to carry out the responsibilities and functions of the school nurse.
Students who were previously undergraduates working toward a degree, and who wish to return to Rutgers should submit the online re- enrollment application at: https://www.ugadmissions.rutgers.edu/reenrollment/.
The re-enrollment period is February 1st - March 1st. There is no application fee.
Admission to the School of Nursing’s School Nurse Certificate program occurs once a year each fall semester.
Candidates for the School Nurse Certification must:
Foundational/Prerequisite Courses (7 credits)
(For nurses with a BS/BA in another field.)
Equivalent courses earned while obtaining licensure as a registered professional nurse with a BS/BA or BSN degree can be applied to these course requirements. These courses can be undergraduate courses.
705:447 Community and Public Health Nursing (F) [4 cr]
705:306 Health Assessment Across the Life Span (F) [3 cr]
Core Courses (15 credits)
705:470 Foundations in Health Education (F/S) [3 cr]
705:480 School Health Nursing (S) [6 cr]
705:481 School Health Nursing Practicum (F/S) [3 cr]
300:306 Educational Psychology (F/S) [3 cr]
(F) Fall Semester (S) Spring Semester
A minimum of 12 credits must be taken at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Nursing to obtain this certificate; otherwise there is no limit on transferred credits for certification purposes.
The practicum will consist of 75 hours. Student teaching will take place in 705:481 School Health Nursing Practicum.