If the irregular hours and night shifts of a hospital work environment are beginning to wear on you, if you are yearning for a schedule that better matches that of your school-age children, or if you are simply looking for more regular hours and work-life balance, the School Nurse Endorsement program could be the solution you need. Licensed nurses interested in transferring their skills to a new setting are encouraged to apply for the College of Education program in partnership with DePaul’s preeminent School of Nursing.
Designed to be completed in one academic year (nine months), the School Nurse Endorsement program coursework is completed entirely online. In the final quarter of the program, students participate in an 11-week internship experience supervised by a certified school nurse and supported by DePaul Field Experience and Student Teaching Office.
Are you interested in enrolling in this program? Contact the College of Education’s Office of Graduate Admission at (773) 325-4405.
The School Nurse program at DePaul University is an Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) approved program; it leads to School Nurse Endorsement in the state of Illinois.
By including courses in Teaching and Learning, Bilingual-Bicultural Education, Nursing, and Literacy and Specialized Instruction, as well as one internship (totaling 24 credit hours), the School Nurse program meets all Illinois State Board of Education licensure requirements.
- SER 446 PSYCHOLOGY AND EDUCATION OF THE EXCEPTIONAL CHILD
- T&L 405 INTRODUCTION TO THE ROLE OF SCHOOL SERVICE PERSONNEL: SCHOOL NURSE
- BBE 425 BILITERACY PRACTICES IN BILINGUAL EDUCATION AND ESL
- NSG 431 HEALTH PROMOTION FOR FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES
- T&L 606 SCHOOL NURSE INTERNSHIP
To be eligible to enroll in DePaul’s School Nurse program, students must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
Admission requirements for the School Nurse program include:
- Graduate admission application
- $40 application fee
- Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended
- Copy of Illinois Registered Nurse license
- Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from persons familiar with the applicant’s academic work
- Personal statement indicating professional development goals and related experience (at least 750 words)
Applicants who have earned a degree outside of the U.S. or who will be considered international students must submit additional materials. Visit our International Students page for more information.
Applicants can upload supplemental application materials, send requests for letters of recommendation, and pay the application fee through our online application system.
The School Nurse program admits new students every fall, with the deadline of August 15.
Students generally receive an admission decision three to four weeks after submitting a complete application.
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