MEd in Curriculum and Learning: School Nursing Concentration

Program Advisor:
Dr. Karen Phillips
Phone: 973-720-3406
Office: University Hall rm 329
Email: phillipsk116@wpunj.edu

Program Description:
This concentration focuses on developing the school nurses to expand their expanding knowledge, value, and skills. The 33 credit program consists of 24 credits of the school nurse instructional program and 9 credits in the College of Education courses. The student is also eligible for the Educational Services Endorsement as a certified school nurse when the 24 credits of the school nurse program is completed. Eight courses (NUR 5500, NUR 5510, NUR 5021, NUR 6170, NUR 5520, CSP 5601, SPC 5010, PSY 6830) are needed to complete the New Jersey School Nurse Instructional Certification.

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Entry Requirements:
Each applicant must demonstrate that he or she can fulfill the requirements of the program, including the ability to read and write at a graduate level, the capability to do graduate level academic work, and an interest in educational theory and practice. Toward this end the requirements for admission are:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and official transcripts from all institutions of higher learning attended
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • A copy of a current New Jersey Registered Nursing License.
  • Participation and satisfactory completion of a group interview.
  • Successful completion of Developmental Psychology and Public Health Nursing

Exit Requirements:

  • Completion of 24 credits for School Nurse Instructional Certification
  • The completion of 33 credits of prescribed graduate study including six credits in educational research culminating in the production of a master's thesis.
  • The completion of a multi-chapter empirical/action research thesis in the field of specialization to be developed during Research in Education I and Research in Education II courses.