Certificate Code CTSNLU
College of Health Sciences and Professions
School of Nursing
Grover Center E317
The School Nurse Certificate offered is jointly by the School of Nursing and the Patton College of Education. The required courses are a combination of courses from nursing, psychology, education, child and family services, and health. Many of the courses are delivered online, but some require attendance in a classroom. Students who are completing the RN-to-BSN program may take these courses while working on the BSN degree. Individuals who hold a BSN degree can complete the requirements as a post baccalaureate non-degree seeking student (ND1204).
Individuals who wish to work as a school nurse must complete the program and request a pupil services license from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) in order to work in Ohio schools. The license will be issued by the Ohio Department of Education.
To be admitted into the school nurse certificate program, students must meet both of the following:
1. A completed bachelor’s degree in nursing (or in process) OR a Registered Nurse (RN) with currently active license (for RN-to-BSN or post-baccalaureate students).
2. At least a grade of B- or above in the following courses: NRSE 4510 , 4520 , 4530 , 4540 .
Change of Program Policy
No selective or limited admission requirements.
External Transfer Admission
No requirements beyond University admission requirements.
Opportunities Upon Graduation
Students who complete this certificate program will be eligible to request a pupil services license from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) in order to work in Ohio schools.