School Nurse Services Credential (SNSC) and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care (PNP)

This combined specialty program prepares nurses to be effective practitioners of school health and provide primary care for children in a variety of other settings. Through the program, students develop theoretical and practical expertise in nursing and education applied to basic health services in the public schools (K-12). This enables them to establish, maintain, and coordinate a comprehensive school health program. The advanced practice pediatric nurse practitioner-primary care specialty includes direct client assessment, diagnosis, management and treatment, client advocacy, and client/family education. Graduates are eligible to apply to the state of California for the school nurse services credential. They are also eligible to apply to the state of California Board of Registered Nursing for certification as a nurse practitioner, and may apply for national PNP certification through examination.

Students must also take a state of California approved audiometry course to meet the SNSC requirements.

Academic Core Courses10
GNRS 504Bioethics and Health Care Policy3
GNRS 506Spiritual Concept Analysis in Health Care3
GNRS 508AResearch and Theory in Advanced Practice Nursing4
Advanced Practice Core Courses14
GNRS 510Family Theory in Health Care2
GNRS 511Advanced Pediatric Health Assessment and Health Promotion4 (3/1)
or GNRS 512 Advanced Health Assessment and Health Promotion
GNRS 513Advanced Nursing Practice Role2
GNRS 515Advanced Pathophysiology3
GNRS 594Pharmacology in Advanced Practice Nursing3
Advanced Practice Specialty Courses28
EDUC 571Curriculum Foundations3
GNRS 532Advanced Nursing Practice in Pediatrics6 (3/3)
GNRS 542Advanced Concepts and Competencies in Pediatric Primary Health Care3 (1/2)
GNRS 550ATheory and Practice in School Nursing6 (3/3)
GNRS 590APrimary Health Care of the Young Family6 (3/3)
GNRS 590BClinical Practicum in Pediatrics4 (0/4)
Concluding Courses1-3
Select from the following:
GNRS 597Comprehensive Examination Directed Study1
- or -
GNRS 598
GNRS 514
Thesis
and Research Proposal Writing
1
Total Units for SNSC and PNP 153-55
1

Students must also take a state of California approved audiometry course to meet the SNSC requirements.

Units shown in parentheses are theory units/clinical units.