Graduate Programs

Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate

School Nurse Licensure Preparation


The Graduate Certificate in School Nurse Licensure Preparation prepares Registered Nurses in Ohio to apply for licensure as a School Nurse in the State of Ohio through the Ohio Department of Education. The curriculum is aligned with the National Association of School Nurses Roles and Standards. Courses are offered on a part-time basis, and take approximately 4 semesters to complete. The program starts every Fall and Summer semesters. At present, the coursework required for the certificate may not be applied towards a Master of Science in Nursing at Cleveland State University.

Admission Requirements

Students applying to the program must hold a valid, active license as an RN in the State of Ohio, and a baccalaureate degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. The baccalaureate degree does not need to be in Nursing.

Application Instructions

  • Apply to the College of Graduate Studies
  • Submit official transcripts for all post-secondary education
  • Submit a completed School of Nursing Graduate Nursing Application; the application deadline is July 1 for the Fall semester and April 1 for the Summer semester

All application materials must be submitted to

Admissions Processing, KB 1400
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214

School Nurse Licensure Preparation Program Sheet

School Nurse Licensure Preparation Courses

Ohio Association of School Nurses

National Association of School Nurses