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School Nurse

From taking temperatures to answering health questions, SRU’s School Nurse Certification program prepares you for a career as a school nurse

School Nurse (Certification)

Offered by: Nursing

It takes a unique set of skills to work as a school nurse. At SRU, the School Nurse Certification program helps students develop essential skills in that area. Designed for RNs who have already earned a BSN degree, this program will prepare you to apply to the Pennsylvania Department of Education for Level I certification.


SRU's School Nurse Certification program is online and consists of 21 graduate credits-including a 100-hour practicum with a Certified School Nurse. The program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to attain Level I certification from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Other states may also accept the PA certificate as a basis to grant a state certificate.


The School Nurse Certification program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals. This program offers:

  • Flexibility to fit busy schedules. Courses are taught exclusively online.
  • A 21-credit program that can be completed in as few as four semesters
  • Courses taught by certified school nurses.
  • A practicum can be completed at a school district of the student's choice.


  • Online Application 
  • Application Fee
  • Copy of Nursing License
  • Official Transcripts- Undergraduate/Graduate (Official transcripts must be sent by institution via electronic transcript e-share to or via mail- faxed copies will not be considered official) 

*Applicants may submit supplemental application materials as a PDF or JPEG file via email (, fax (724.738.2146), or mail. 

* If you are not a resident of Pennsylvania, please check the list of most recent states approved for online classes and internships by clicking here to see if SRU is authorized to offer distance education and/or field experiences in your state of residency.