School nursing is multifaceted requiring advanced skills to address the complex health needs of students within a school community setting.
Elms College specialized and affordable MSN School Nursing track builds off the college’s core MSN components with a specific, role-focused curriculum on school nursing as a specialized practice of public health. This track includes two practicum courses that provide opportunity for students to apply knowledge and skills learned as well as gain leadership and health teaching experience in the school health area of practice.
MSN and Certificate Candidates
Candidates seeking a MSN or Certificate must possess a baccalaureate degree in nursing form a nationally accredited school of nursing; undergraduate grade point average of a minimum of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; or completion of 6 credits at the graduate level with an average of 3.0 or higher is required.
Nursing Licensure Requirements
Applicants must be eligible for licensure as a Registered Nurse in Massachusetts.
- Two letters of recommendation, preferably from an academic source and from the administrator or manager in the most recent nursing position.
- Official transcripts from all undergraduate programs and graduate level courses.
- Successful completion of a three-credit statistics course with a final grade of at least a C+.
- Current resume that includes prior education and work experience.
- Writing sample reflecting applicant’s graduate learning goals and reasons for applying to the program (maximum length 3 pages).
- Proof of licensure as a RN.
All candidates are required to complete a face-to-face informational interview with the director of nursing graduate studies or member of the graduate faculty prior to consideration for acceptance.