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School Nurse Certificate Program. University of Illinois-Chicago College of Nursing School Nurse Program . Phyllis Powell Pelt, MS, RN Director School Nurse Certification Program. Phylpelt@uic.edu 312-413-0544 Fax- 312- 996-7725.

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school nurse certificate program

School Nurse Certificate Program

University of Illinois-ChicagoCollege of Nursing

School Nurse Program

phyllis powell pelt ms rn director school nurse certification program
Phyllis Powell Pelt, MS, RNDirectorSchool Nurse Certification Program

Phylpelt@uic.edu

312-413-0544

Fax- 312- 996-7725

martha dewey bergren dns rn ncsn fnasn coordinator school nurse master s programs
Martha Dewey Bergren, DNS RN NCSN FNASNCoordinator, School Nurse Master’s Programs

bergren@uic.edu

312-996-1321

Fax- 312- 996-7725

school nurse certification
School Nurse Certification

Sub-specialty

– distinct, unique body of knowledge

Ensures standard:

  • preparation
  • knowledge
  • practice
certification for school nurses
Certification for School Nurses
  • Parallels teacher certification
  • Commitment to profession
  • Peer recognition
  • Improves opportunities & advancement
school nurse certification steps
School Nurse Certification Steps

In the following sequence:

  • BSN
  • ISBE Test of Basic Skills
  • Education courses (2)
  • Two (2) School Nurse Courses
  • School Nurse Content Exam
test of basic skills required
Test of Basic Skills- REQUIRED
  • State, not university administered test
  • Take NOW, BEFORE you apply
  • Web registration & study guide
  • http://www.icts.nesinc.com/
  • 800 845-8749
two education courses
Two Education courses*
  • Exceptional Child
  • Educational Psychology

* B grade or above

*Masters preferred

*Undergraduate or community college accepted

*Masters required for Type 75 certificate

uic graduate school nurse courses
UIC Graduate School Nurse Courses
  • NUPH 502: School Nursing Theory and Trends (3 Semester Hours)
  • NUPH 519 School Nursing Internship (3 Semester Hours)
  • ONLINE – mandatory on campus all day class beginning and end of semester.
school nurse type 73 content exam
Study Guide

http://www.icts.nesinc.com/PDFs/IL_VOL12_SG.pdf

School Nurse Type –73 Content Exam
sn internship required for certification
SN Internship required for certification
  • All students 300 hour internship
    • Nurses in school nurse role may do 260 hours or fewer “on the job” + 40 or more outside
    • Nurses not in schools earn all 300 hours supervised
  • 15 weeks or one school year in length
  • Clinical contracts with schools
  • School nurse intern eligibility form required
    • http://www.isbe.state.il.us/certification/pdf/73-44_ssp_intern_status.pdf
  • 40 hours or more of UIC preceptor contact
  • Preceptor w/i 30 miles of residence (or intern identified preceptor)
prerequisite grades
Prerequisite Grades
  • 2.75 overall GPA
  • Applicants may petition admission
how to begin
How to begin?
  • Illinois Test of Basic Skills http://www.icts.nesinc.com/
  • Order 2 copies of ALLtranscripts. Keep one copy sealed
  • If course names on pre-requisite list differ, request course descriptions
  • Enroll in education courses
required computer skills
Required Computer Skills
  • Get an email address
  • Use email for routine correspondence
  • Use Web Search engines:

www.GOOGLE.com

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/PubMed/

  • Word processing Community computer classes
      • Cut and paste
      • Save and save under new name
      • Open new folders
      • Move files
uic masters and doctorate
UIC Masters and Doctorate
  • School Nurse Masters Degrees:
    • Family Nurse Practitioner
    • Advanced Community Health Practitioner
  • Internship Preceptors can use tuition waivers
  • http://www.uic.edu/nursing/oap/master.htm
  • http://www.uic.edu/nursing/oap/doctor.htm
scholarships
Scholarships

Evelyn Kahn Scholarship nmills@csc.cps.k12.il.us

Chicago Public School Nurses

Illinois Association of School Nurses www.iasn.org

Illinois School Health Association

www.ishaweb.com

National Association of School Nurses www.nasn.org

Discover Nursing www.discovernursing.com/scholarship_search.asp

join professional organization
Join professional organization

National Association of School Nurseswww.nasn.org

Position papers & publications

Online access journal

Illinois Association of School Nurses

www.iasn.org

(Application for professional organizations is a joint

state and national on NASN website).

attend conferences
Attend conferences
  • IDPH - School Nurse Days
  • American Health Institute

Annually in August

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Chicago, IL

www.ahi-Online.com/conference/default.asp

    • Illinois Association of School Nurses

www.iasn.org

network with school nurse colleagues
Network with school nurse colleagues
  • IASN listserv
  • NASN listservs
    • Early childhood
    • Special needs
    • Administrator
  • SCHLRN-L school nurse listserv

http://listserv.acsu.buffalo.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=schlrn-l&A=1

  • AllNurses.com School Nursing:
  • http://allnurses.com/f49
add to your library
Add to your library

·       National Association of School Nurses. (2005).School nursing scope and standards of practice. Scarborough, ME: NASN. www.nasn.org

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Add to your library

Schwab, N & Gelfman, M. (Eds.) (2001). A resource for school nurses, administrators and attorneys. Lincoln, NE: Authors Choice Press (www.iuniverse.com/). Available from Amazon.com

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Add to your library

·       Schwab, N. C., Ruben, M., Maire, J. A., Gelfman, M. H. B., Bergren, M. D., Mazyck, D. & Hine, B. (2005). Protecting and disclosing student health information: Guidelines for developing school district policies and procedures. Kent, OH: American School Health Association. It can be ordered from www.nasn.org or www.ashaweb.org.

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Add to your library

·       National Association of School Boards of Education. (2003) How schools work & how to work with schools: a primer for professionals who serve children and youth. Go to : http://www.nasbe.org/ . Look for NASBE Bookstore link and then Safe and Healthy Schools link. This publication is the first selection. $14.00

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Add to your library

Melnyk B. & Fineout­Overholt (Eds.) Evidence-based practice in nursing and health: A guide to best practice Philadelphia: Lippincott

stay informed
“……advancing the specialty of school nursing and promoting the professional growth of school nurses”Stay Informed
to do list
To do list:
  • Take Illinois Test of Basic Skills: www.isbe.net
  • Order 2 copies of ALL transcripts since high school. Leave one copy sealed
  • Request course descriptions from colleges if course names on pre-requisite form differ
to do list cont
To do list (cont.)
  • Enroll in Exceptional Child
  • Enroll in Educational Psychology
  • College of Nursing Admissions office, Kate Diana kdiana@uic.edu will send an application
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To do list (cont.)
  • Applications:
    • Apply to both UIC CON & Graduate School
      • College of Nursing Application instructions:

*MISSING WEB LINK*

      • Graduate application http://www.uic.edu/depts/grad/admissions/appforms.shtml

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