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.