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  College of Nursing 2010–2012 Master of Science Program Graduate School Nurse Certificate Program  

Graduate School Nurse Certificate Program

The Graduate School Nurse Certificate Program is for a baccalaureate-prepared school nurse to obtain certification in the state of New Jersey.

Program Requirement

Current license as a registered professional nurse in New Jersey and baccalaureate degree from an accredited or approved institution.

General Education (45 credits)

Forty-five credits in the general education area of the baccalaureate degree must come from at least four different areas:


  social sciences

  natural sciences

  humanities (foreign language, fine and practical arts, philosophy)


Foundation Courses (17 credits)

Equivalent courses earned while obtaining licensure as a registered professional nurse with a bachelor of arts or science degree or a bachelor of science in nursing degree can be applied to program requirements:

 25:705:202  Cultural Dimensions of Humans and Their Environment (3) or a cultural studies course

 25:705:229  Life Span: A Holistic Approach (3)

 25:705:306  Health Assessment Across the Life Span (3)

 25:705:444  Community Health Nursing (6)


 05:300:306  Educational Psychology: Principles of Classroom Learning (3)



Core Courses (15 credits)

 25:705:470  Teaching Process in Nursing (3)

 25:705:480  School Health Nursing (6)

 25:705:481  School Health Nursing Practicum (6)

A minimum of 12 credits must be taken at Rutgers College of Nursing to obtain this certificate; otherwise there is no limit on transferred credits for certification purposes.

Student Teaching

Student teaching will take place in 25:705:481 School Health Nursing Practicum. The practicum will consist of 150 hours that can be done in one or two semesters.

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