School Nursing Post-Baccalaureate Certification

The School Nursing Certification program at Rowan University prepares RN licensed nurses who hold a bachelor’s degree to assume a multifaceted role that supports the physical, mental, emotional and social health of students and their success in the learning process. This program builds upon a nurses’ healthcare experience with preparation in education to best qualify them for the interdisciplinary aspects of school health.

The New Jersey Department of Education (NJ DOE), not Rowan University, grants certifications based on requirements set by the state. While coursework for this program meets the academic requirements for NJ DOE certification, it is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all other certification requirements are met, including, but not limited to, appropriate type and level of license and years of experience. NJ DOE certification requirements are subject to change. Certification applications are evaluated, by NJ DOE, based on the most current state requirements. For current NJ DOE licensure information, click here.

Curriculum

The Post-Baccalaureate Certification in School Nursing program is a part-time program offered in an accelerated hybrid format with a combination of online courses and field placement. It is comprised of 18 undergraduate semester hours (6 courses) to be completed in approximately three consecutive semesters.

Coursework

The following courses make up the Post-Baccalaureate Certification: School Nursing program. Four of the required six courses are scheduled in 8 week modules with each week of work starting every Tuesday at 12:00 a.m. and ending every Monday at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time). The remaining two classes are scheduled across 14 weeks and almost entirely composed of field placements with any required meetings taking place in 2-3 face to face meetings on Glassboro's campus on Saturday mornings.

SNUR 92445 course includes an additional $200 field placement fee.

Total Program Semester Hours: 18

Admissions Requirements

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee

  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)

  • Current professional resume

    • Must reflect at least 2 years of clinical experience in nursing
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale)

  • Eligible applicants must have successfully completed the following undergraduate foundation courses at an accredited institution:

    • NURS 03.401: Community Health Nursing (3 credits)
    • NURS 03.303: Health Assessment (3 credits)
  • Copy of current NJ RN License or copy of official NCLEX letter showing passing scores

  • Copy of certifications in CPR (adult, child, infant) & AED (these are usually on one card)

  • During the admissions process, the School Nursing Academic Advisor will determine foundation course equivalencies and how any unfinished undergraduate foundation courses can be scheduled concurrently with other program coursework. Foundation courses may not be available in an online format. If applicable, official notification of any unfinished foundation courses will be included in the applicant’s official decision letter from Rowan Global.

  • Essay

    • Topic: Describe your clinical nursing experience (hospital, doctor’s office, staff or emergency nursing experience). Please be as detailed as possible in one page.

Start Dates & Application Deadlines

The chart below details available entry terms for the School Nursing Post-Baccalaureate Certification program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.

Entry Term Start Date Application Deadline
Summer 2018 – Module 5 05/01/2018 04/01/2018
Summer 2018 – Module 6 06/26/2018 06/01/2018

Tuition & Costs

Rate Fees Per Semester Hour
$460 No fees $460