School Nurse Services Credential (SNSC) (a nondegree post-bachelor’s program)

This specialty (nondegree) program includes core academic courses and those required for the school nurse services credential. It prepares registered nurses who have completed a bachelor’s degree to be effective practitioners of school health. Through the program, students develop theoretical and practical expertise in nursing and education applied to basic health services in the public schools (K-12), learning to establish, maintain, and coordinate a comprehensive school health program. This includes planning health programs, assessing the health of children, providing health care and health referral, and contributing to the formulation and evaluation of health policy. To maximize children’s ability to learn in school, candidates for the credential emphasize child health maintenance, illness prevention, restoration of health, and childhood wellness. This program is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).

Admission requirements are the same as those for the Master of Science in Nursing program. Students must also take a state of California approved audiometry course to meet the SNSC requirements.

Academic Core Courses3
GNRS 504Bioethics and Health Care Policy3
Advanced Practice Core Courses6
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
Advanced Practice Specialty Courses17
EDUC 571Curriculum Foundations3
GNRS 550ATheory and Practice in School Nursing6 (3/3)
GNRS 589Adolescent Health Care2 (2/0)
GNRS 590APrimary Health Care of the Young Family6 (3/3)
Total Required for the School Nurse Services Credential (SNSC) 126
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 Student must also take a state of California approved audiometry course to meet the SNSC requirements.