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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 Primary Care 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 Primary Care 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 CD 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 CD 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.

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