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School Nursing Post-Baccalaureate Certification

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Program Information

The Rowan Experience
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The School Nursing Certification program at Rowan University, through the College of Education, prepares NJ RN licensed nurses who hold a bachelor’s degree to assume a multifaceted role that supports the physical, mental, emotional and social health of students and their success in the learning process. This program builds upon a nurses’ healthcare experience with preparation in education to best qualify them for the interdisciplinary aspects of school health.

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The Post-Baccalaureate Certification in School Nursing program is a part-time program offered in an accelerated hybrid format with a combination of online courses and field placement. It requires the completion of 18 undergraduate semester hours, which are possible to complete in 3 consecutive semesters.

  • 6 Courses / 27 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: Yes
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: No
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 27 S.H.
NURS 03401 Community Health Nursing 6
NURS 03330 Health Assessment 3
SNUR 92407 School & Family Issues for Children with Ongoing Health Care Needs 3
SNUR 92430 Methods & Materials in Health Teaching for School Nurses 3
SNUR 92444 Practicum in School Nursing 3
SNUR 92445 Internship in Health Teaching for School Nursing 3
SNUR 92466 School Health Services 3
SPED 08130 Human Exceptionality 3

NURS 03330 and NURS 03401 are eligible for transfer with a grade of C or better. Please contact the advisor for more information.

Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional actions or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below, a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or will indicate any missing items.

  • Completed Application Form
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
  • Current professional resume
  • Certificate Program Acknowledgement
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Copy of current NJ RN License or copy of official NCLEX letter showing passing scores
  • Copy of certifications in CPR (adult, child, infant) & AED (these are usually on one card)
  • Essay
    • Topic: Please describe your nursing experience and why you are pursuing a career as a school nurse. Please be as detailed as possible in one page.
  • During the admissions process, the School Nursing Academic Advisor will determine foundation course equivalencies and how any unfinished undergraduate foundation courses can be scheduled concurrently with other program coursework. Foundation courses may not be available in an online format. If applicable, official notification of any unfinished foundation courses will be included in the applicant’s official decision letter from Rowan Global.
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