University of Pittsburgh BradfordAcademics
Pre-School Nurse Certification

Program Name: School Nurse Certification

Program Designation: Certification

Program Contact: Tammy Haley RN, MSN, CRNP, APRN-BC, Assistant Professor of Nursing

Academic Division: Biological and Health Sciences

Program Description:

Use your RN degree in schools. Our program is designed to prepare you to meet the health needs of children of all ages in diverse school settings.  Once successfully completing this program you will be eligible to apply for the School Nurse Certificate (Education Specialist I) issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Additional Information:

RN applicants seeking admission to the School Nurse Certification Program must have:

  • PA-RN licensure
  • BSN or MSN Degree - may be completed as part of the RN-BSN Completion Program
  • QPA 3.0
  • English/Literature 6 credits - college level
  • Math 6 credits - college level
  • Current Pennsylvania RN License
  • Resume of work history
  • Current ACT 33 PA Child Abuse History Clearance
  • Current ACT 34 PA State Police Criminal Record Clearance
  • Current ACT 73 FBI Federal Criminal REcord Clearance
  • Current CPR & First Aid Certification
  • Completed health form and health insurance validation form
  • Current 10-Panel UDS drug screen