Nursing CertificatesCertificate of School Nurse Professional Pupil Services – Online

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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. 

Applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the University’s Online Programs State Authorization webpage to find out whether their program of interest is available in their home state. Please check back often, as the College and University are aggressively pursuing authorization in all 50 states.

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