The School Nurse Graduate Certificate program provides education that will lead to increased confidence and competence as a school nurse and leader in schools. This certificate program will address professionalism, extend your knowledge, and expand your thinking about the profession. Successful completion of this program and achievement of a passing score on the School Nurse Content Exam, leads to entitlement through the Teacher Education Center at Illinois State University. The Teacher Education Center notifies Illinois State Board of Education of entitlement, and the candidate may then apply for the Professional Educator’s License. This certificate program has been approved by the Illinois State Board of Education.
To learn more about the PEL-CSN licensure process, please follow this link to learn more : https://education.illinoisstate.edu/teacher/licensures/#tabs-accord2
Our program is offered “fully online”, with 2 sequential theory courses during the summer and 1 theory/practicum course in the fall term, providing you with the flexibility needed to balance a busy work and personal life. Faculty are PEL-Certified School Nurses who will provide quality education in a supportive online community.
"I believe I have met each objective of this program. Each assignment, discussion, presentation, and clinical experience has been essential for my growth as a school nurse. School nursing is a new role for me and I have grown tremendously over the course of the program through successfully meeting these objectives. I have no doubt I will continue to strengthen in my role." Kelsie Bise, RN
Online Information Sessions
Sit in on a virtual information session with a member of our team. Learn about the program and ask questions.