I've been reading up on School Nurse Certification. I've seen that "a bachelor's degree or higher" is required. I am an RN but have a bachelor's in another area (not a BSN). Does anyone know if I would still qualify to sit for the exam?
I have e-mailed the Certification organization but have not received a response yet.
Also, I'd like to hear from anyone who is a Certified School Nurse & has sat for the exam. How much study time did you give yourself?
Sep 20, '03
In jersey, any BA will do but you need to contact the state Bd. of Ed., ask for certifications, then ask for the paperwork to have your transcript evaluated (use the phone, it's faster). You will need to take a few education courses, school nurse courses, and they'll let you know what else when they send you the list of requirements and colleges that offer certification. Take only the courses that the state requires, unless you want to graduate from the college with a certificate. The state usually requires less. Good luck!!
Sep 20, '03
I forgot, the only "exam" you need to take for certification is if you are seeking national certification.