The Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden School Nurse Specialty Program prepares registered nurses to fill the important role of school nurse in K-12 educational institutions across New Jersey and become vital partners who advance academic success of students and contribute to the well-being of families and communities. Our accelerated program offers two tracks –a School Nurse certificate and a School Nurse certificate with a pathway to a Master of Nursing with Specialty in School Health Services.
School Nurse Specialty Program
Healthy students are better learners and school nurses, working with community partners, strive to promote family-centered collaborative care. In combination with clinical practicums, students enrolled in our accelerated program learn the skills and theory that keep our children healthy, fit, and ready to learn. We educate school nurses who become highly skilled in population health, public policy, social determinants of health, trauma-informed care, and adverse childhood events.
Graduates of our program understand population health principles as an integral part of their school nurse role and responsibilities. The foundation of our School Nurse Specialty Program builds on the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) Framework for 21st Century School Nursing Practice.
School Nurse Tracks
- School Nurses as Population Health Leaders
- Issues and Trends in Health Education
- Care Coordination in the School Health Office
- School Nurse Practicum
- School Nurse Practicum Seminar
Certificate Track with Master of Nursing Pathway
- Same coursework as the School Nurse Certificate track, plus:
- Advanced Pharmacology
- Advanced Pathophysiology
- Advanced Physical Assessment
- Population Health
- Evidence-Based Practice
- Post BSN - School Nursing Certification
- Masters - School Nursing Certification
Let us show you how our School Nurse program can fit your academic plans and career goals. Please call (856) 225-2318, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.