MSN in School Nursing, 100% Online

School nursing is a multifaceted, specialized practice of public health. School nurses use advanced skills to address the complex health needs of students within a school community setting.

The MSN in school nursing track at Elms College emphasizes a role-focused curriculum. Building off of the college’s core MSN components, the program highlights how school nurses act as specialized public health educators.

Students in the school nursing track take two practicum courses where they apply their knowledge and skills in a school health area of practice. MSN students also develop leadership strengths and gain health teaching experience, preparing them for a range of rewarding career paths.

Why Wait? Begin Your MSN Journey Today.

Applications for the school nursing program are accepted on a rolling basis, which means you can begin your journey to an MSN degree at any time. Courses are offered entirely online, and can be completed at your own pace, giving you the freedom to balance work, life, and academic commitments.

MSN students completing their practicum hours are required to attend a few online classes at specific times. These class sessions are announced in advance and scheduled in consultation with the class instructor.

Quick Info

  • Classes are 100% online

Click to view course requirements for the MSN in School Nursing.

Core Curriculum

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 5005NUR 505Nursing Knowledge and Practice3
NUR 5105NUR 515Translating and Integrating Evidence into Practice3
NUR 5302NUR 532Healthcare Policy and Advocacy3
NUR 6400NUR 640Leadership and Management3

School Nursing Concentration

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 6001NUR 601Technology: Methods and Tolls for Graduate Study1
NUR 6107NUR 617Advanced Comprehensive Health Assessment3
NUR 6109NUR 619Advanced Concepts in Pathophysiology3
NUR 6204NUR 624Pharmacology for the Master’s Prepared Nurse3
NUR 6402NUR 642Nursing and Healthcare Informatics1
NUR 6601NUR 661School Nurses as Public Health Educators3
NUR 6603NUR 663Health and Wellness: Complex Issues in School Nursing3
NUR 6605NUR 665Principles of Population Health, Public Health, and the Role of the School Nurse3
EDU 7603EDU 763Students with Disabilities3
NUR 6901NUR 691School Nurse Practicum I3
NUR 6902NUR 692School Nurse Practicum II3

Plan of Study for a Fall Start
September – December Year 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 5005NUR 505Nursing Knowledge and Practice3
NUR 6400NUR 640Leadership and Management3
NUR 6001NUR 601Technology: Methods and Tools for Graduate Study1

January – March Year 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 5105NUR 515Translating and Integrating Evidence into Practice3
NUR 5302NUR 532Health Care Policy and Advocacy3

March – June Year 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 6605NUR 665Principles of Population Health, Public Health, and the Role of the School Nurse3
EDU 7603EDU 763Students with Disabilities3

July – September Year 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 6107NUR 617Advanced Comprehensive Health Assessment3
NUR 619NUR 6109Advanced Concepts in Pathophysiology3

September – December Year 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 6402NUR 642Nursing and Healthcare Informatics1
NUR 6601NUR 661School Nurses as Public Health Educators3
NUR 6204NUR 624Pharmacology for the Master’s Prepared Nurse3

January – March Year 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 6603NUR 663Health and Wellness: Complex Issues in School Nursing3

March – June Year 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 6901NUR 691School Nurse Practicum I3

July – September Year 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 6902NUR 692School Nurse Practicum II3

Plan of Study for a January Start
January – March Year 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 5005NUR 505Nursing Knowledge and Practice3
NUR 5302NUR 532Health Care Policy and Advocacy3
NUR 6001NUR 6001Technology: Methods and Tools for Graduate Study1

March – June Year 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 5105NUR 515Translating and Integrating Evidence into Practice3
EDU 5109EDU 519Students with Special Needs3

July – September Year 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 6107NUR 617Health & Physical Assessment Across the Lifespan3
NUR 6109NUR 619Advanced Concepts in Pathophysiology3

September – December Year 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 6402NUR 642Nursing and Healthcare Informatics1
NUR 6601NUR 661School Nurse as Public Health Educators3
NUR 6204NUR 624Pharmacology for the Master’s Prepared Nurse3

January – March Year 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 6400NUR 640Leadership and Management3
NUR 6603NUR 663Health and Wellness: Complex Issues in School Nursing3

March – June Year 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 6605NUR 665Principles of Population Health, Public Health, and the Role of the School Nurse3

July – September Year 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 6901NUR 691School Nurse Practicum I3

September – December Year 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 6902NUR 692School Nurse Practicum II3