Admission Requirements


School Nurse Credential Program

To be considered for admission to the SNC program, applicants must:

  1. Hold a bachelor’s degree in nursing or a related field from an accredited institution
  2. Possess a current registered nursing (RN) license in California
  3. Have an overall GPA of 3.0 for the bachelor’s degree (strongly recommended)
  4. Be currently working as a school nurse and possess a Preliminary School Nurse Credential

Master of Science in Nursing Option

Qualified matriculated students who complete the School Nurse Credential Program have the option to continue towards a Master of Science in Nursing degree. Students will need to be classified as a Master’s student and successfully complete additional coursework consisting of the following 4 courses: 

  • NURS 209 Advanced Role Development in Nursing
  • NURS 210 Research Methods and Techniques in Nursing
  • NURS 213 Concept and Theory Development in Nursing
  • NURS 500 Culminating Experience

The MSN program courses are offered in a hybrid format, including two mandatory in-class meetings per term with synchronous and asynchronous online meetings. Students will complete the MSN program in one calendar year.