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.
Full-time students can earn their degree in as little as 24 months. Part-time students can take up to 48 months. We also understand that life is hectic and that working in the current healthcare climate has had it's challenges as of late, therefore we strive to make our programs as restorative and nurturing for our students as possible. We strongly encourage students to take their chosen program at their own "life-pace," and we are here to support you every step of the way.
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 want to consider a PhD or DNP in the future.