Health Services Credential Program: School Nurse Services Program
This credential may be issued to the qualified R.N. who holds a baccalaureate degree. A fifth year of study (24-unit minimum) is required for a Professional (Ryan) School Nurse Credential. A minimum of 12 units of course work is required in residence at CSUN (regular session, extension, concurrent enrollment or summer session). NURS 475 and NURS 476 must be taken after formal admission to CSUN as a School Nurse Credential student and cannot be taken through the College of Extended Learning.
For information, please refer to Credential office section of this catalog (Health Services Credential Authorizing Services as a School Nurse). Immediately upon acceptance at CSUN, all students must meet with the nursing faculty to have their academic records evaluated and to plan an individualized program that will meet state standards for the School Nurse Credential. School Nurse Credential students are responsible for keeping abreast of all requirements applicable to their desired credential, including requirements specified in the CSUN catalog under Credential Program requirements. This includes the requirement that courses must be completed within seven calendar years of the student admission date.
Requirements for the School Nurse Credential
|COMD||496NS||Audiometry and Hearing Conservation for School Nurses (3)|
|FCS||330||Child Growth and Development I (3)|
|or FCS 431 Child Growth and Development II (3)|
|HSCI||170/L||Emergency Health Procedures (2)|
|NURS||307||Health Assessment in Self Care Agency (2)*|
|NURS||307L||Health Assessment in Self Care Agency Lab (1)*|
|HSCI||336||Health Aspects of Drug Abuse (3)|
|HSCI||337||Nutrition and Health (3)|
|HSCI||353||Fundamentals of Environmental Health (3)|
|NURS||428||Community Health Nursing (3)*|
|NURS||428L||Community Health Nursing Lab (2)*|
|HSCI||433||Counseling of Health Problems (3)|
|NURS||306||Supportive/Educative Nursing System (3) (Recommended)|
|orHSCI 435 Health Sciences for Children and Youth (3)|
|NURS||475**||Principles of School Nursing Practice (3)|
|NURS||476**||School Nurse Field Experience (6)|
|HSCI||488||Epidemiology, Study of Disease (3)|
|SPED||508||Special Education Training for Teachers (4)|
|or SPED 400 Introduction to Special Education (3)|
- *Must be taken concurrently.
- **NURS 475 is the 1st course in curriculum and 476 is the exit course.
Both must be taken at CSUN as an admitted credential student.
Recommended (not required) that students take both NURS 428 and 428L. NURS 428L is required only for the California Public Health Nursing Certificate and MUST be taken concurrently with NURS 428. If only NURS 428 is taken then students must repeat NURS 428 if they later choose to take NURS 428L. Students should notify the School Nurse Credential advisor on (1) semester in advance of when they plan to take that course to assure availability of clinical placement.
Candidates for this credential must complete twelve semester units in CSUN courses, meet the required GPA hold a Preliminary School Nurse Credential and have two years of successful service as a school nurse. See Health Sciences Department section of this catalog for course descriptions (e.g. HSCI 170/L).
The School Nurse Program has been suspended until further notice and is no longer accepting new students. If you are a current student in this program, please contact the chair of the Nursing Department, Dr. Marianne Hattar-Pollara (Marianne.firstname.lastname@example.org ; office phone 818-677-5591).