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California State University, Long Beach
2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Nursing

Credential Programs

School Nurse Credential (code 600)

The School Nurse credential is required of registered nurses working in the California school system.

Prerequisites for Post-Baccalaureate Students

  • 1. Completion of Post-Baccalaureate application for School Nurse Services Credential Program.
  • 2. Official transcript of Baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited university. Candidates must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 in their undergraduate program.
  • 3. Copy of State of California Registered Nurse License or eligibility for California Public Health Nursing Certificate.
  • 4. Copy of current unexpired cardiopulmonary resuscitation card (adult, child, and infant) and copy of unexpired first aid card.
  • 5. Basic Physical Assessment course completed within 5 years.
  • 6. One-page written statement describing motivation and purpose for obtaining the Post-Baccalaureate School Nurse Service Credential.
  • 7. Three letters of recommendation.
  • 8. Completion of the School of Nursing Graduate Program Application and university application.

Requirements

1. Completion of 24 units in approved upper division and graduate courses.

2. Complete the following with a grade of "B" or better:

  • NRSG 535 Advanced Pediatric Physical Assessment and Health Promotion (2)
    Prerequisites: Admission to the pediatric nurse practitioner program or school nurse credential program or consent of the instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 535L.
  • NRSG 535L Advanced Pediatric Physical Assessment Laboratory (1)
    Prerequisites: Admission to the pediatric nurse practitioner program or school nurse credential program or consent of the instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 535.
  • NRSG 536 Theories & Practice of School Nursing (3)
    Prerequisites: Admission to the School Nurse Credential Program, NRSG 535, CD 353 or 431/531 and HSC 430, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 536L.
  • NRSG 536L School Nursing Clinical (3)
    Prerequisites: Admission to the School Nurse Credential Program, NRSG 535, CD 353 or 431/531 and HSC 430, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 536.
  • H SC 430 School Health Program (3)
    Prerequisites: HSC 301.
  • EDSP 350 Education of Exceptional Individuals (3)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • C D 373 Audiology I (3)
    Prerequisites: CD 261.

Electives

Take 6 units from the following courses: FCS 409, EDP 432, H SC 427, C D 432.

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