Overview of School Nurse Program
There are two program pathways to complete an MSN in Leadership and School Nursing. One pathway is for nurses who hold or seek a Level 1 Educational Specialist-School Nurse certificate from Pennsylvania. Our newer pathway offers nurses who have completed certification in non-PA states and want to complete a MSN degree.
The program is consistent with current Pennsylvania 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 a Master of Science in leadership and school nurse concentration 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.