School Health Nursing
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program at Xavier University provides nurses with the opportunity to obtain advanced level preparation in nursing science. Graduates of the program are prepared to assume professional leadership roles that encompass educational, consultative, and managerial functions. They are prepared to design and establish delivery services in response to current health care policy changes.
Students who choose the school nurse concentration are provided with advanced study of school nursing practice as an emerging complex specialty of community-focused nursing. The emphasis is on effective health care delivery in an educational setting. The program also offers school nurse licensure.
In addition, an integrated dual degree with the School of Education is offered to students enrolled in the school nurse concentration for which the MSN/MEd would enhance career opportunities and advancement through the additional study of graduate education courses. See the MSN/MEd page for further information.
School nursing concentration objectives include:
- Synthesize principles of education, public health methods and nursing science in the application of school health nursing to cultural/ethnic diverse school populations.
- Apply principles of school health nursing to the coordination of health care for students from preschool through grade twelve.
- Evaluate the impact of social, political and environmental determinants of health on the school-age population.