School Nurse Professional Pupil Services Licensure Certificate

Are you an Ohio registered nurse with a bachelor's 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.

If you want to learn more about nursing in school health services and are not planning on earning an Ohio Department of Education School Nurse license, you might consider our Nursing in School Health Services certificate, which does not require a bachelor's degree and is open to Registered Nurses from other states.

Online program availability may vary by state. For more information on state authorization requirements and disclosures related to online programs and state licensing board contact information, please visit the State Authorization website.

Application Deadlines

Attention: applicants have until December 7, 2020 to apply to the School Nurse Professional Pupil Services Licensure certificate to start in Spring 2021. If you are interested in pursuing this option, please apply through the summer 2021 application, which is currently open. All materials must be submitted by December 7. In addition to submitting your materials, you must also email nursing@osu.edu no later than December 7 to share your plans to enter the certificate program in Spring 2021. If you do not submit all materials AND email nursing@osu.edu, you will not be considered for a spring start.

Spring 2021
Deadline: December 7, 2020 

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Summer 2021
Opens: November 2
Deadline: March 1

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