School Nurse Certificate Clinical Process
All School Nurse Certificate students must complete the following steps to start the clinical process:
- Every student enrolled in the School Nurse Certificate Program must take Foundations of Health Education PRIOR to taking the School Nurse course or the School Nurse Practicum.
- The School Nurse course (6 credits) is only offered in the Spring. It is not offered in the Fall. You must have completed Foundations of Health Education prior to taking this course. You may take Educational Psychology at the same time as the School Nurse course if you have not done it prior to the School Nurse course.
- The School Nurse Practicum is offered in the Spring and in the Fall. You must complete Educational Psychology and Foundations of Health Education prior to registering for the School Nurse Practicum. You may take the School Nurse Practicum (3 credits) at the same time as the School Nurse course (6 credits), but be aware that this is a lot of work if you have additional responsibilities. The School Nurse Practicum requires 75 hours of supervised clinical with your School Nurse preceptor in the school setting, and includes student teaching. There are also written assignments and discussion board assignments for the Practicum. It is the work of a 3 credit course plus the practicum hours.