School Nurse Wellness Coordinator Certificate

College of Nursing

If you are an Ohio Department of Education Professional Pupil Services licensed school nurse seeking graduate level education to advance your skills and leadership in the field, this certificate could be for you.

This online graduate certificate is for Ohio Registered Nurses with a baccalaureate degree who have three years of school nurse experience and hold a current School Nurse Professional Pupil Services License through the Ohio Department of Education. It is designed to prepare you to provide leadership and coordination for the wellness of students and their families, school staff, and the community at-large. 
Experiences will focus on coordination of the school’s health service delivery system, 
strategies to provide emergency preparedness programming, collaboration with other leaders in pupil personnel services and administration, and 
leadership in school health services within the context of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model.

This certificate is an online program (with the option for asynchronous classes, on your own schedule) that includes four core master’s level courses and a culminating School Nurse Wellness Coordinator Practice course with a field experience in an Ohio school. Successful completion of the program will result in eligibility for endorsement through the Ohio Department of Education as a School Nurse Wellness Coordinator. Nurses with the Ohio Department of Education school nurse license are encouraged to apply to the School Nurse Wellness Coordinator Certificate program. Please note that after January 1, 2020, all students must demonstrate that they have an earned master’s degree in order to be eligible for endorsement as reflected in ORC 3319.221.

Ready for your next step? Students who complete this certificate may be interested in the Master of Science in Nursing program or the Doctor of Nursing Practice program.

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Campus Requirements: 
NONE — 100% Online
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Jeanie Bochenek
Assistant Professor of Clinical Practice
"The School Nurse Wellness Coordinator certificate prepares students to lead, coordinate, implement, and execute successful health and safety initiatives that target groups of students, families, school staff and the community at-large."

Sample Courses


Nursing in the American Health Care System (available sections offered synchronously and asynchronously)

Analysis of the U.S. health care delivery system and the policy making process, with an emphasis on the social, political and economic factors affecting the delivery of Nursing services.

Evidence Based Nursing Scholarship for the Master’s Prepared Nurse (available sections offered synchronously and asynchronously)

Introduction to intermediate research methods and statistics applied in evidence based nursing scholarship. Includes literature search methods, critique of research methods and results, and synthesis of evidence related to clinical nursing problems.
Nursing 7403

Innovation Leadership in Advanced Nursing Practice (available sections offered synchronously and asynchronously)

Analysis of organizational leadership and ethical essentials necessary to deliver high-quality patient care in diverse settings.
Nursing 7491

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Across the Lifespan (available sections offered synchronously and asynchronously)

Analyze strategies to encourage change in both individual's and population's health behaviors that influence risk reduction in multiple settings. Develop educational strategies utilizing advanced critical thinking.

Featured Faculty

Jeanie Bochenek
Assistant Professor of Clinical Practice
Associate Professor of Practice

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