Department of Nursing

West Chester University

930 E. Lincoln Highway, Suite 100
Exton PA 19341-2848


School Nurse Certification

Students who complete this program, hold a valid RN license in Pennsylvania, and have a bachelors degree in nursing, are eligible to apply for the School Nurse Certificate (Education Specialist I) issued by the Pennsylvania (PA) Department of Education.

The School Nurse Certification program is a 14-credit, post-baccalaureate program that prepares students for initial Pennsylvania Department of Education certification as an Educational Specialist I – School Nurse. This program prepares registered nurses to meet the health needs of children and adolescents in schools, pre-K to Grade 12.

Required courses are NSG 502 (School Nurse Practicum), NSG 512 (Legal Mandates of School Nursing), NSG 533 (Health Assessment), and EDA 542 (Foundations of Special Education).

Please contact Dr. Megan Mraz, Program Coordinator, for more information at


Updated: 22 July 2014