MSN-ELM with School Nurse Services Credential (SNSC)

APU’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with School Nurse Services Credential (SNSC) program prepares nurses to be effective practitioners of K-12 school health.
Academic Core Courses
GNRS 506Spiritual Concept Analysis in Health Care3
GNRS and/or GSPH XXX Electives7
Advanced Practice Core Courses
GNRS 510Family Theory in Health Care2
GNRS 511Advanced Pediatric Health Assessment and Health Promotion 14 (3/1)
or GNRS 512 Advanced Health Assessment and Health Promotion
GNRS 513Advanced Nursing Practice Role2
GNRS 515Advanced Pathophysiology3
Advanced Practice Specialty Courses
GNRS 550ATheory and Practice in School Nursing6 (3/3)
EDUC 537Curriculum Development, Revision, and Evaluation Process3
GNRS 589Adolescent Health Care2 (2/0)
GNRS 590CPrimary Health Care of the Young Family for the School Nurse Services Credential 26
Concluding Courses1-3
Select from the following:
GNRS 597Comprehensive Examination Directed Study1
- or -
GNRS 598Thesis1
- and -
GNRS 514Research Proposal Writing (required for thesis)2
Total Units for MSN with SNSC 339-41

Units in parentheses are classroom/clinical units.


Students contemplating a nurse practitioner certificate may substitute GNRS 590A in place of GNRS 590C if they have completed GNRS 513 and GNRS 594 in addition to GNRS 515 and GNRS 511 or GNRS 512.


Student must also take a California-approved audiometry course to meet the SNSC requirements.