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Nursing Certificates - Certificate of School Nurse Professional Pupil Services

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Are you an Ohio registered nurse with a baccalaureate degree looking to earn the Ohio Department of Education School Nurse Professional Pupil Services License?

Our 100 percent online School Nurse Professional Pupil Services Licensure certificate will prepare you for the Ohio Department of Education school nurse license, as well as expand your knowledge and skills in promoting school health and wellness in grades K-12.

Through this certificate program, you’ll learn to:

  • Apply the role of the school nurse in planning, implementing and evaluating a health service program in schools
  • Provide healthcare to children with special needs in the school setting
  • Integrate professional, ethical and legal standards with leadership and decision-making skills to promote a healthy school environment
  • Communicate professionally and demonstrate competent practice as a school nurse

The certificate program includes four courses, three of which are online, for a total of 12 credit hours. The culminating course, a practicum, will allow you to apply what you’ve learned in an Ohio school. At the completion of the program, you’ll earn an academic certificate from The Ohio State University. 

Previous coursework is required in Abnormal Psychology, Community Health, Growth and Development, and a Health Assessment course within 3 years. Admission to the program is not contingent upon these courses, but they must be completed before entering Nursing 3118: Practicum in School Nursing.

Admission for the certificate will occur every semester. If you would like to learn more, you can email the admissions team at nursing@osu.edu