School Nurse Certificate Applicants

The School Nurse Specialty Program at Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden offers two tracks – a certificate and a certificate that builds in a pathway to a Master's in Nursing Science (MSN) in School Health Services. Both tracks prepare registered nurses to fill the increasingly important role of school nurse in K-12 educational institutions across New Jersey.

Questions?

Let us show you how our School Nurse Specialty Program can fit your academic plans and career goals. Please call (856) 225-2318, or email gradsnc@camden.rutgers.edu.

How to Apply

Application Deadline
Semester Application Deadline
Summer May 1
Application Information
  • Apply for summer admission
  • Attend an information session
  • Interview with the program director
Application Process

1. Apply Online

Please complete the Rutgers University–Camden Admissions Application.
You will be asked to create a login ID and PIN.

2. Submit Transcripts

Submit copies of all of your official academic transcripts to Rutgers University–Camden Admissions.
We strongly urge you to submit your transcripts well in advance of the school nurse program application deadline, May 1.

Mail your transcripts directly to:

Office of Admissions
Rutgers University–Camden
406 Penn Street
Camden, NJ 08102

3. Submit Letters of Recommendation

Enter your recommenders email address directly in the graduate admissions application so your recommender can submit letters directly to your application.  Alternatively, follow-up with your recommenders to ensure timely delivery of letters of recommendation to the Office of Admissions address listed above.

4. Upload Supporting Materials

Submit a copy of your New Jersey Registered Nurses license and a current resume by uploading supporting materials directly to your application.

Admissions Requirements
  • Hold a current license as a Registered Nurse in New Jersey
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Hold current certifications for CPR/AED
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • General education courses (45 credits)
  • Foundation courses (19 credits) in:
    • Sociology of Childhood and Adolescence [3]
    • Community Health Nursing [6]
    • Community Health Practicum [4]
    • Introduction to Psychology [3]
    • Intercultural Elective [3]

Once accepted, students must submit a Student Health Record Packet.

Questions?

Let us show you how our School Nurse Specialty Program can fit your academic plans and career goals. Please call (856) 225-2318, or email gradsnc@camden.rutgers.edu.