School Nurse Certification

Nursing Advisor
Theresa M. Adams
Theresa Adams, Ph.D., RN, CSN
Assistant Professor of Nursing
School Nurse Program Coordinator

   Nursing Resource Center, Rm 108

Admissions Staff

Mary Arbogast CST, RN, BS, CNOR
Nursing and Healthcare Outreach Coordinator

   Upland Center


The RN to BSN Program at Alvernia University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.


School nurses play a significant role in promoting health and wellness among the student population of a school. Their role includes teaching students about health and safety, assisting students and their families to understand the connection between health and learning, and dealing with health and injury problems that take place in the school. The right school nurse certification program can give you the necessary education and practical experience to obtain a school nurse position.

Alvernia University's School Nurse Certification - Post Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program fully integrates the National Association of School Nurses and American Nurses Association Standards of Practice.  The curriculum is designed so that students can demonstrate knowledge and professional skills for providing health care needs to children and youth in grades K through 12. Our dedicated faculty will work with you to help you achieve your goals.

For more information about school nursing certification, view the curriculum and course descriptions required for this certification, request more information, view our admission criteria, or apply today to get ahead.

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Faculty Perspective
Img: Theresa Adams

Theresa Adams, Ph.D., RN, CSN
Assistant Professor of Nursing
School Nurse Program Coordinator

“Our program is unique in that it utilizes highly qualified certified school nurse preceptors and doctoral prepared nursing faculty who are also certified school nurses to assist our students to the gain the highest level of competency, as well as professional knowledge and skills, to meet the standards of school nursing practice. Our graduates are making a significant difference in school communities in Berks County and throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.”