School Nurse

Requirements (51 units)

Admission to the Program

In addition to meeting the general requirements of the university for admission as a postbaccalaureate student, admission to the school nurse credential program requires the following:

  1. A current California Registered Nurse License;
  2. A current First Aid card;
  3. A current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation card, Level C;
  4. A BSN or BS in a related field and CA PHN certification;
  5. An Audiometry course, such as HSCI 374.

Recommendation for the Professional Credential

In order to be recommended for a credential, the student must have:

1. Completed all prescribed course work with a grade point average of 3.0 ("B") or better;

2. A current First Aid card and current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation card, Level C.

Credential Requirements

Core Courses (51 units)

  1. ESPE 530. Introduction to Special Education (4)
  2. HSCI 617. Epidemiology (4)
  3. NURS 502. Advanced Physical/Health Assessment: Child, Adolescent (4)
  4. NURS 503. Principles of School Nursing Practice (4)
  5. NURS 600. Population Health Assessment (6)
  6. NURS 610. Program Planning and Evaluation (6)
  7. NURS 620. Health Policy Leadership (6)
  8. NURS 630. Advanced Nursing Roles (3)
  9. NURS 645. Research for Advanced Practice Nursing (4)
  10. NURS 655. Advanced Nursing Theory (4)
  11. NURS 658. Nursing Education: Curriculum and Instruction (4)
  12. NURS 688. Advanced Role Practicum (2)

Special Teaching Authorization in Health (STAH)

  1. NURS 659. Assessment and Evaluation (4)
  2. NURS 660. Nursing Education: Technology in Nursing Education (4)
  3. NURS 681. Advanced Public/Community Health Internship I (3)
  4. NURS 682. Advanced Public/Community Health Internship II (3)

The STAH is not required for the credential and available to Master's students. Requirements for the STAH are: completion of 14 units of educational pedagogy including a supervised student (practice) teaching experience and passing of the CBEST (California Basic Educational Skills Test). Application for the STAH requires an Exit Interview.