Leadership and School Nursing Track

Overview

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The program is consistent with current state and national school nurse standards and guidelines. It focuses on health care management for school-aged children and is designed to prepare registered nurses to meet the health needs of children of all ages in diverse school settings. Graduates of this program meet the requirements for a Pennsylvania certificate as a Level I Educational Specialist-School Nurse.

Graduates of a master of science in nursing leadership and school nurse track will find jobs in the following areas:

  • School and camp settings.
  • Supervisors or directors in public health, or other agencies.
  • College level teaching in nursing at an associate or baccalaureate level. If at the baccalaureate level, you will need to consider a PhD or DNP in the future.

Curriculum (Full time)

Year one

Summer
NURS 504 School Nursing: Legal Mandates (3)
EDDS 601 Advocacy Issues Within Special Education (3)
NURS 501 Introduction, Sacred Covenant Conceptual Framework (1)
Fall
NURS 510 Historical, Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Nursing (3)
NURS 505 School Nursing: Theory and Diverse Learners (3)
Spring
NURS 515/ MBA 615 Health Care Delivery System (3) or EDCC 531 Social & Ethical Issues in Education (3)
NURS 506 School Nursing Practicum (3)

Year Two

Summer
NURS 503 Practice Skills for Conflict Transformation (3) or EDCC 521 Peacebuilding & Conflict Resolution (3)
Fall
NURS 628/ MBA 628 Systems Approach to Organizational Behavior (3)
NURS 511 Translational Scholarship for Evidenced Based Practice (3)
Spring
NURS 620 Safety, Risk Reduction, and Quality Care (4)
NURS 629 Instructional Methodologies Nurse Leaders (2) or EDDA 511 Teaching Diverse Learners (3)
Summer
NURS 630 Leadership Project (4)

Total Credit Hours: 38 or 39

  • required 12 credits for the PA Department of Education Educational Specialist Level I Certification: School Nurse

Curriculum (Part Time)

Year One

Summer
NURS 504 School Nursing: Legal Mandates (3)
EDDS 601 Advocacy Issues Within Special Education (3)
Fall
NURS 505 School Nursing: Theory & Diverse Learners (3)
Spring
NURS 506 School Nursing: Clinical Practicum (3)

Year Two

Summer
NURS 501 Introduction, Sacred Covenant Conceptual Framework (1)
Fall
NURS 510 Historical, Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Nursing (3)
Spring
NURS 515/615 Health Care Delivery (3) or EDCC 531 Social & Ethical Issues in Education (3)

Year Three

Summer
NURS 503 Practice Skills for Conflict Transformation (3) or EDCC 521 Peacebuilding & Conflict Resolution (3)
Fall
NURS 511 Evidence Based Practice (3)
Spring
NURS 629 Instructional Methodologies Nurse Leaders (2) or EDDA 511 Teaching Diverse Learners (3)

Year Four

Fall
NURS 628/ MBA 628 Systems Approach to Organizational Behavior (3)
Spring
NURS 620 Safety, Risk Reduction and Quality Care (4)
Summer
NURS 630 Leadership Project (4)

Total Credit Hours: 38 or 39

  • required 12 credits for the PA Department of Education Educational Specialist Level I Certification: School Nurse