Nursing in School Health Services Certificate

College of Nursing

The Nursing in School Health Services Undergraduate Certificate is designed for Registered Nurses with any degree who are interested in expanding their knowledge and skills in promoting school health services in grades K-12. This 100 percent online certificate prepares you to examine services and strategies to promote health in schools*. Core content will cover the roles, responsibilities and skills needed to promote health in schools. Assignments will promote a state, national and global understanding of the scope and resources to promote school health based on existing standards and evidence-based practice. There is no field experience for this certificate. If you are seeking the Ohio School Nurse Professional Pupil Services License through the Ohio Department of Education, please visit the School Nurse Professional Pupil Services Licensure certificate for more information.

Ready for your next step? Students who complete this certificate may be interested in the RN to BSN program.

*The Nursing in School Health Services Certificate prepares you to administer school health services, however it does not lead to School Nurse licensure. If you are an Ohio RN interested in earning an Ohio Department of Education School Nurse license, consider our School Nurse Professional Pupil Services Licensure Certificate program.

Campus Requirements: 
NONE — 100% Online
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Jeanie Bochenek, DNP, RN, NCSN
Assistant Professor of Clinical Practice
"The Nursing in School Health Services certificate prepares the RN to promote health, wellness, and safety in grades K-12 and to utilize resources that meet student health and learning goals. "

Sample Courses

Nursing 3115

School Health Roles and Responsibilities (Asynchronous)

Introduction to the scope of roles and responsibilities of individuals providing school health services locally and globally within school and community settings. Consideration of regulatory directives, health goals and resources. Analysis of skills and factors used to promote healthy school environments.
Nursing 3116

Management of School Health Services (Asynchronous)

Overview of the strategies for promoting school health on a daily, weekly and annual basis focusing on health promotion and disease prevention.
Nursing 3117

Children with Special Needs in Schools (Asynchronous)

School health services for children with special needs based on best evidence. Interdisciplinary, legislative and professional aspects considered.

Featured Faculty

Jeanie Bochenek
Assistant Professor of Clinical Practice
Associate Professor of Practice

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