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Ohio University Majors

School Nurse Certificate Program

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

To be admitted into the school nurse certificate program, students must meet both of the following:

1. A completed bachelor's degree in nursing (or in process) OR a Registered Nurse (RN) with currently active license (for RN-to-BSN or post-baccalaureate students).

2. At least a grade of B- or above in the following courses: NRSE 4510, 4520, 4530, 4540.  

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Students who complete this certificate program will be eligible to request a pupil services license from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) in order to work in Ohio schools.

Academic Catalog

The academic catalog provides additional information about curriculum and courses for this major.
Academic catalog

Program Details

Code: CTX61U


College of Health Sciences and Professions  
School of Nursing  
Grover Center E317
Phone: 740.593.4494
Phone: 800.560.0144
Fax: 740.593.0286

Administrative Contact

The School of Nursing has an approved School Nurse Certificate program for those who have graduated with a BSN degree from Ohio University.  The School Nurse certificate requires a minimum of 15 credit hours and is for students interested in obtaining an Ohio Department of Education Pupil Service License to be a School Nurse in the state of Ohio.  Required courses include courses through the School of Nursing, as well as a course from psychology or health.  The majority of courses are delivered online, although some elective courses could require classroom attendance.  Students who are completing the Ohio University RN to BSN program may take these courses concurrently.  Student who hold a nursing baccalaureate degree (BSN) from another institution can also complete the requirements as a non-degree seeking student.

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