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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2018-19 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2018-19 [Archived Catalog]

School Nurse Certificate Program

Certificate Code CTSNLU

College of Health Sciences and Professions   
School of Nursing   
Grover Center E317
Phone: 740.593.4494
Phone: 800.560.0144
Fax: 740.593.0286

Program Overview

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.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

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.


Certificate Hours Requirement

The School Nurse Certificate requires a minimum of 15 credit hours.