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Graduate Catalog 2013 - 2014 
Graduate Catalog 2013 - 2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School Nurse Licensure Program

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School Nurse Licensure Program

 Maureen M. Mitchell, EdD, RN, Graduate Program Director


 This program prepares nurses who have earned a baccalaureae degree and desire to apply for licensure through the Ohio Department of Education as a School Nurse.  The curriculum is aligned with the National Association of School Nurses Roles and Standards.

How is the program scheduled?

Courses are offered on a part-time basis.  The program may be completed in four consecutive semesters.  A minimum of sixteen (16) semester hours are required to complete the program.  Students may begin the program during the Fall or Summer semester.

Admission to the School of Nursing

Requirements for admission include:

  1. Apply for admission to CSU’s College of Graduate Studies
  2. Submit official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions to the Office of Graduate Admissions
  3. Pay the University’s application fee
  4. Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university with a CGPA of 3.0
  5. Hold an active Ohio RN license
  6. Apply for admission to the School of Nursing.  The application form may be found on the School of Nursing website,

The application deadline is July 1 for the Fall semester and April 1 for Summer semester.

Required Coursework

Licensure Information

Upon completion of the program requirements, students must apply for licensure through the Education Student Services Center of the College of Education and Human Services.  Applicants for licensure must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA throughout the program in order to be eligible for licensure.  They must also hold an active Ohio RN license. 

For More Information

For additional information, please visit our website or contact the School of Nursing:

Cleveland State University
School of Nursing
2121 Euclid Avenue, JH 238
Cleveland, OH  44115-2214
(216) 687-3598
Toll-free:  1-888-CSU-OHIO


Comprehensive School Health Education Delivery


  • NUR 360 Nursing Research (online Spring semester     Or
  • NUR 310 Nursing Research (Spring or summer semester)

Practicum for School Nurses

  • Clinical and field-based experiences, including a practicum to ensure proficiency in performing the duties of a school nurse. At least two-thirds of the course work must be completed before beginning the practicum. Includes a seminar and the development of a professional portfolio.

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