12 months
29976 USD/year
29976 USD/year
20568 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The School Nurse Specialty program of Rutgers University prepares registered nurses to fill the important role of school nurse in K-12 educational institutions across New Jersey and become vital partners who advance academic success of students and contribute to the well-being of families and communities.


About the Program

The accelerated School Nurse Specialty program of Rutgers University offers two tracks –a School Nurse certificate and a School Nurse certificate with a pathway to a Master of Nursing with Specialty in School Health Services.

Healthy students are better learners and school nurses, working with community partners, strive to promote family-centered collaborative care. In combination with clinical practicums, students enrolled in our accelerated program learn the skills and theory that keep our children healthy, fit, and ready to learn. We educate school nurses who become highly skilled in population health, public policy, social determinants of health, trauma-informed care, and adverse childhood events.

Graduates of our program understand population health principles as an integral part of their school nurse role and responsibilities. The foundation of our School Nurse Specialty Program builds on the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) Framework for 21st Century School Nursing Practice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • School Nurses as Population Health Leaders
  • Issues and Trends in Health Education
  • Care Coordination in the School Health Office
  • School Nurse Practicum
  • School Nurse Practicum Seminar

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Current RN license
  • Bachelor's Degree with a 3.0 GPA minimum
  • Resume
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Official Transcripts
  • Personal statement (please indicate why you would like to enroll in this program and please explain your future goals)
  • Current CPR/AED Certification and forty-five semester hour credits in general background areas including at least four of the following: Fine and Practical Arts; Social Studies; Mathematics; Science; Philosophy; Psychology; English; Foreign Language

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    29976 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14988 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    29976 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14988 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    20568 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10284 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Camden

832 - 2048 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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