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melissa-compton“I chose to return to school as an adult learner to pursue my RN to BSN degree at Ashland. It had been many years since I received my associate’s degree in nursing and I was really nervous about going back to school, especially online. I was amazed at the support of the staff and professors, who really understood the needs of a non-traditional student. The online classes were much more convenient, and easier to navigate than I would have thought. It was still a challenge, but with the flexibility of the online program, I was able to continue working full time and keep up with my family's activities. I would highly recommend this program to anyone considering returning to school.” – Melissa Compton

Ashland University’s Online  School Nurse Certification

For the nursing professional interested in working in a school environment, Ashland University’s  online School Nurse Certification is a graduate-level school nurse licensure program that meets school nurse requirements by bridging undergraduate education and current practical work experience with specialized training and education in serving the comprehensive health needs of a student population. Ashland recognizes that school nursing is a unique and special practice of nursing and Ashland’s program is designed to help students develop essential skills to meet the health needs of children of all ages in diverse school settings. Ashland is one of the best nursing schools in Ohio, and our program is one of only several Ohio Department of Education approved school nurse licensure programs in the state of Ohio.

About Our School Nurse Certification Online

Our school nurse certification program will prepare you to facilitate normal development and positive student responses to interventions; promote health and safety, including a healthy environment; intervene with actual and potential health problems; provide case management services; and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self-advocacy, and learning.

Why Earn Your  School Nurse Certification at Ashland University?

Because of its flexibility to fit busy schedules, Ashland University’s School Nurse Certification program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals.

  • The Online School Nurse Certificate classes are offered in an intensive online format, with all but one class being able to be completed online
  • AU courses are taught by certified school nurses who have experience in school nurse settings
  • AU’s program features a hands-on School Nurse Certificate internship that is guided by an assigned Ashland University supervisor
  • Ashland University provides a one-on-one faculty advisor to help you navigate the program and coursework. This is a reflection of AU’s individual attention philosophy and the fact that faculty and staff are known for building nurturing relationships with their students.

Course Offerings For Graduates of Our Online Nursing School Program:

Ashland University’s online School of Nursing allows you a wide range of coursework while focusing on the skills you need most. Our program of study includes:
  • School Health Environment and Services
  • Educational Strategies for Healthcare Providers Health Care of the Community
  • Introduction to Educational Intervention
  • Advanced Study of Child Development

Career Paths for Online Nurse Certificate at the Graduate-level:

Here are some career paths a General Studies major could puruse:
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Nursing Leadership and Administration
  • Nurse Educator

The Best Time to Start Earning Your Degree is Today!

School Nurse Examining a Student - Ashland University Online Programs

Take the first step towards a brighter future - use the form above to reach out to one of our friendly admissions representatives today! Remember, requesting information about our online nursing program is easy and requires no obligation. Simply fill out the form and one of our admissions representatives will get back to you shortly. By the way, did you know that our University is a top 200 national college as ranked by U.S. News & World Report?


Ashland University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and is authorized by the Ohio Board of Regents to grant associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. $483 per semester hour 7-week courses No registration fees