School Nurse Services Credential (SNSC) Curriculum

The SNSC curriculum is 24 semester units and is completed in 3 semesters. Coursework is primarily offered asynchronously online. There are 3-4 web synchronous meetings per class in the evenings throughout the program. Students are also required to come to the CSUF campus for a face to face class meeting once in the first semester. Additionally, in the last semester of the SNSC, students will complete clinical hours in a practice setting.

Students must be working as a School Nurse throughout the entirety of the program.

This program uses a cohort model where students follow a set study plan. The study plan is designed by the faculty to give students the best learning experiences and to ensure courses are taken in the proper order to accommodate all needed prerequisites for each course. Online coursework through the School of Nursing is structured similarly to face to face classes in that you will have assignments to complete based on a set schedule with definite due dates. Students do not work through courses at their own pace but rather stay on track together to foster collaborative discussion with classmates and instructors throughout the whole semester.


Semester Courses Units
Fall NURS 524 - Advanced Health Assessment: Ambulatory Pediatrics (3)
NURS 530 - School Nurse Specialist I (3)
Spring NURS 508 - Advanced Nursing: Vulnerable Populations (3) 
NURS 532 - School Nurse Specialist II (3)
NURS 533L - School Nurse Specialist Practicum (3)
Fall NURS 507 - Advanced Decision Making: Nursing Issues Seminar (3)
NURS 552 - Advanced Pharmacology: Prescriptive Authority (3)
Audiology pre/corequisite course requirement - must be completed by the end of the first year (3) 3

All courses and course sequences are subject to change at any time.

Course descriptions can be found in the CSUF CatalogOpens in new window .