Everyone –especially school nurses– wants the same thing: to provide good care to kids and families. Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden's post-baccalaureate School Nurse Certificate is expanding into a graduate-level program in nursing practice that prepares registered nurses to fill the increasingly important role of school nurse across K-12 educational institutions in New Jersey. School nurses are vital partners who work to advance public health and contribute to the wellbeing of students, families, and communities.
School Nurse Certification
In combination with clinical practicums, students enrolled in our accelerated summer program learn the skills and theory that keep our children healthy, fit, and ready to learn. We educate school nurses who become keenly aware of population health, public policy, social determinants of health, trauma-informed care, and adverse childhood events. Our students go on to play a pivotal role in sustaining and promoting the health of communities.
Thanks to a $200,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the School of Nursing–Camden is expanding its mission of educating school nurses to address the complex and increasingly demanding health needs of students, families, and communities across the state. The New Jersey Nursing Initiative (NJNI) award granted in 2016 –one of only five given in the state– will help fund an innovative expansion of the school’s post-baccalaureate School Nurse Certification Program to a graduate-level program in nursing practice with a focus on population health.
Watch: Expanding our school nurse certificate into a graduate-level program https://youtu.be/hHYV3TEb5_Y
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