Eastern University??

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by La16 La16 (New) New Nurse

Specializes in Pediatric home health. Has 2 years experience.

Hi all! 
I am looking to make the plunge to get my school nurse certification. So far, I have looked into Eastern University, which seems pretty reasonable especially since I’m only looking to do an online program. Has anyone gone through them and if so, what were your thoughts? Also would love to hear from anyone who went to another school. 

villageRN

villageRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in M.Ed., BSN, CSN. Has 23 years experience. 40 Posts

Hi, I went through Eastern to obtain my CSN. Finished the program in 2017 and then went on to complete my master's degree with them. LOVED the program and would highly recommend it. I found the instructors to be engaging and felt the coursework really prepared me for the job. I know several others who have gone through Eastern and have never heard anyone offer a negative opinion. Good luck with your decision!

LikeTheDeadSea, BSN, RN

Specializes in School Nursing. Has 6 years experience. 640 Posts

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JenTheSchoolRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in School nursing. 3,021 Posts

Honestly, I was so done with school, but did want further certification, so I went the route of taking the national certification for school nurses. That is an option in my state vs getting my masters for me to get my professional certification as a school nurse through the department of education. 

Jedrnurse, BSN, RN

Specializes in school nurse. Has 30 years experience. 2,776 Posts

On 1/26/2022 at 6:52 AM, JenTheSchoolRN said:

Honestly, I was so done with school, but did want further certification, so I went the route of taking the national certification for school nurses. That is an option in my state vs getting my masters for me to get my professional certification as a school nurse through the department of education. 

Isn't it insane that if you moved to NJ or PA that you'd have to start back at square one and get a graduate certificate? (For that matter, I think it's the same for RI as well...)

JenTheSchoolRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in School nursing. 3,021 Posts

41 minutes ago, Jedrnurse said:

Isn't it insane that if you moved to NJ or PA that you'd have to start back at square one and get a graduate certificate? (For that matter, I think it's the same for RI as well...)

Why I'm not moving, even though I am originally from NJ :).

NutmeggeRN, BSN

Specializes in kids. Has 39 years experience. 8 Articles; 4,501 Posts

19 hours ago, Jedrnurse said:

Isn't it insane that if you moved to NJ or PA that you'd have to start back at square one and get a graduate certificate? (For that matter, I think it's the same for RI as well...)

So the NCSN doesn't work there? (RI, NJ, MA) One would think it would be  accepted everywhere in the states. Not that I'm planning to move but I do sometimes dream of living in RI again.

Jedrnurse, BSN, RN

Specializes in school nurse. Has 30 years experience. 2,776 Posts

32 minutes ago, NutmeggeRN said:

So the NCSN doesn't work there? (RI, NJ, MA) One would think it would be  accepted everywhere in the states. Not that I'm planning to move but I do sometimes dream of living in RI again.

NCSN is accepted in MA and can be used towards school nurse licensure. RI, PA and NJ have graduate certificate and/or degree requirements. I assume that private schools in those states are free to hire as they want, but I'm not positive about that.