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School Nurse Wellness Coordinator Endorsement Program Overview

This program requires advanced skills in school nursing that include wellness coordination, health service delivery system coordination, emergency preparedness, and leadership.  A SNWC endorsement may be added to The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) professional pupil services school nurse license upon evidence of three years of successful experience as a licensed school nurse.  The approved program of preparation for the endorsement shall include a practicum experience during which the candidate shall be required to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and dispositions for the SNWC. Applicants applying for the SNWC endorsement to the ODE Pupil Services License must hold a master's degree by the time the application is submitted.

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How Do I Know if This Program Is Right for Me?

If you are a registered nurse with a bachelor's degree, a minimum of three years of experience as a licensed school nurse and aspire to play a pivotal role in promoting health and wellness within educational settings, this program aligns with your professional aspirations. Through rigorous coursework and a practicum experience, you'll gain the knowledge, skills and credentials necessary to excel as a School Nurse Wellness Coordinator, making a significant impact on the well-being of students, families and communities.

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This is a 15 credit option for registered nurses (RN) holding a bachelor’s degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA and at least 3 years full-time experience as an ODE Licensed School Nurse (LSN). The SNWC endorsement curriculum satisfies the College of Education CAEP accreditation (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation), Ohio Department of Education School Operating Standards, Professional Development Standards, and the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) Standards for School Nurse Licensure preparation. The curriculum is also aligned with the American Nurses Association and National Association of School Nurses Scope and Standards of Practice. Upon completion of the program, students will meet the requirements to be eligible to apply to the Ohio Department of Education for the Professional Pupil Services License endorsement as a School Nurse Wellness Coordinator.

Course Credit Hours
SNP 518: Health Determinants & Academic Indicators 3
EDLS 533: Essential Concepts in School Safety & Crisis Management 1
SNP 558: Emergency Preparedness in School Health 2
NUR 9550: Healthcare Delivery, Quality, and Safety 3
NUR 9560: Health Policy & Advocacy 3
SNP 681: SNWC Practicum 3
Total 15


For additional information about the curriculum, view the Academic Catalog.


Can You Give Me a Glimpse of My Future?

With the Online School Nurse Coordinator Endorsement, your future as a school nurse leader is promising and impactful. Equipped with advanced skills in wellness coordination, emergency preparedness, and leadership, you'll play a vital role in promoting health and well-being within educational communities.

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