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University Catalog 2015-2016 “Final Quarter Catalog” (ARCHIVED CATALOG) 
    
University Catalog 2015-2016 “Final Quarter Catalog” (ARCHIVED CATALOG) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Services Credential: School Nurse Services


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State of California credential requirements for a clear Professional School Nurse Service credential include a fifth year of study completed after the baccalaureate consisting of a minimum of 45 units. This program leads to certification as a school nurse for professional employment in California public schools.

School nurse candidates must be employed as a school nurse in the California public schools for two years full-time or the equivalent in part-time employment with a preliminary school nurse service credential under the supervision of a credentialed school nurse. Candidates must submit two letters of professional recommendation from their immediate supervisors confirming employment and satisfactory performance.

Candidates must also have a supervised, guided, and evaluated clinical practicum with a credentialed school nurse preceptor in elementary, secondary, and special education program settings with multicultural and multiethnic individuals.

This credential program is for those nurses with a baccalaureate degree outside of nursing and who want only the credential.

Required Prerequisites (5 units)


Students who have a bachelor degree in a field outside of nursing will be required to take the following courses which will count toward the required electives:

Requirements for the Credential (45 units)


Required Electives (13 units)


Students select the remainder of the courses from at least two disciplines on the list below to allow flexibility in meeting individual professional needs and goals for their own specific public school nurse practice.

Selected Electives


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