The program of study is composed of two courses for a total of seven hours credit.
The two courses are the School Nurse Practicum, Nursing 4441 (4 credits) and Introduction
to Education, Education 2200 (3 credits). Nursing 4441 has both a theory and a clinical
component. The clinical part of the course requires you to work with a preceptor that
is a West Virginia Certified School Nurse. Education 2200 provides an overview of
the educational process, as well as analysis of the historical, philosophical, and
sociological basis for the educational programs, instructional strategies and teaching
behaviors in American Education. Both courses are online.
If you are interested in the West Virginia Certified School Nurse Program you should
contact the course instructor, Professor Jamie Toland at (304)-333-3658 as soon as
possible prior to your desired date of enrollment. There is a required fingerprinting/background
check and a request form to the West Virginia Department of Education for permission
to complete your clinical experience in a West Virginia school setting. These requirements
may take up to two months to complete, so begin the process early.
Interested nurses wanting to enroll in the School Nurse Certification Program should
complete the Undergraduate Application indicating “Non-degree candidate/School Nurse Certification” as your desired major.
You must also send your BSN transcripts to the University to be considered for the