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School Nurse Certification Course Descriptions

EDU500 - A Christian Perspective on the Social and Philosophical Foundaitons of Education

This course looks at the social and philosophical foundations of education from a distinctly Christian point of view. It aims to give a historical perspective to modern education by an in-depth study of significant contributors to educational theory. Online 3 Credits

NURS509 - School Nurse and the Excceptional Child

This course is designed to give an awareness of the uniqueness of the role of the school nurse in meeting the needs of children with handicapping, chronic, and emotional conditions, as well as those students with developmental disabilities who are served under IdEa and other related legislation. The course is structured to prepare school nurses to function effectively on interdisciplinary, crisis intervention and individual education planning teams. Online 3 Credits

NURS508 - Legal Mandates of the School Nurse

Legal and Mandated responsibilities of the School Nurse is designed to introduce to the new or prospective school nurse the fundamentals of U.S. law and how these laws affect educational change as well as the legal issues that specifically affect the certified school nurse. Emphasis will be placed on the school nurse's responsibility to enhance the student's ability to learn, and to appraise, protect, and promote the health of students and school personnel. The course will explore current legal issues in school health. Online 3 Credits

NURS530 - School Nurse Clinical Practicum

This course is designed for prospective school nurses. The focus is to acquaint the student with the role of the nurse as a member of the educational community. Emphasis is placed on the assessment, implementation and evaluation of the health care needs of the school aged population. It is structured to provide a forum for lecture and discussion as well as supervised field experience for the student to observe and participate in health care delivery in the school setting. The practicum consists of 100 hours of clinical experience. The clinical experience should be divided equally among elementary, middle and high schools with at least one component involving children with special needs. Online 3 Credits

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