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School Nurse Education

Master of Education

33 credits

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Why Choose Cambridge College Global?

Cambridge College Global offers an affordable, world-class education, literally at your fingertips. Our online learning platform is ideal for today’s busy working adult. We understand the need for access to high-quality online degrees and provide programs that are:


Courses are 100% online, allowing you to study anytime and anywhere.


Career-focused coursework is led by faculty with real-world experience.


Cambridge College is regionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

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Get your master's degree in as little as 14 months.

Take the Next Step in Your School Nurse Education

School nurses bridge the fields of education and healthcare, providing key services to promote lifelong student success. You will build on your existing expertise in the online Master of Education of School Nurse Education program to continue to deliver exceptional services in an educational environment. This program promotes diverse and equitable student-centered care to make a positive impact on students, the school and district, and the community.

Thanks to the flexible nature of the 100% online Master's in School Nurse Education program, you can access five-week online courses at any time. Working adults can continue their roles as school nurses while enrolling in this flexible program. Interactive courses in the program cover evidence-based research techniques, ethical and legal situations, and other topics and can be completed in less than a year and a half alongside full-time employment.

Cambridge College school nurse graduates have gone on to hold leadership roles, present at conferences, write books, and contribute to professional journals. More than 22 graduates from Cambridge College have also been honored with the School Nurse of the Year award.

What You Will Learn in this Online School Nurse Education Program

The program builds on knowledge and skills previously learned in a bachelor’s degree program using the National Association of School Nurses Framework for 21st Century School Nursing PracticeTM. This means that courses are designed to be relevant and practical to school nurses and school nurse educators. Upon graduation, students can promote equitable and diverse student-centered care and demonstrate the following skills:

  • Apply evidence-based research techniques
  • Create professional and innovative school nursing practice products
  • Analyze situations through legal and ethical perspectives
  • Communicate, lead, and collaborate effectively in a school setting
  • Evaluate student support structures and program methods
  • Identify both personal and professional opportunities to create a more inclusive, diverse culture

The curriculum combines education, counseling, and nursing coursework to help school nurses continue to develop their leadership skills and provide quality care. The skills gained throughout the program build upon an existing framework of knowledge and experience to help you continue to promote an inclusive culture and identify social determinants to health. Diversity and equity in student care is at the core of everything school nurses do, and this essential foundation is built upon with a toolkit of school nursing best practices.

Is the Master of Education in School Nurse Education Program Right for You?

A Master of Education in School Nurse Education can help working adults take the next step in their careers. It can not only deepen your understanding of foundational healthcare and education coursework but also help you practice leadership skills and qualify for advancement opportunities.

If you are looking for opportunities to advance your existing career track or qualify for supervisory positions, then a Master of Education in School Nurse Education may be right for you. Thanks to the asynchronous online program available through Cambridge College Global, you can study on your own schedule and continue to work while you pursue your degree.

The program may also be right for you if you’re preparing to pursue a doctoral degree or publish in professional journals. Employment opportunities for graduates of this program can include school nurse supervisor, lead school nurse, and school nurse education positions.

To apply for the program, you must have an active registered nurse license in your state. The program may make you eligible for salary increases or promotion opportunities. It may also prepare you for seniority advancement on district contract step schedules.

“The classes were extremely well taught and completely applicable to my practice. In the academic year following my time at Cambridge College, I have already implemented changes in my practice that have benefited the children in my school, my staff, and myself professionally. My experience at Cambridge far exceeded my expectations.”

Heather Blake, RN, BSN, MEd School Nurse Education, Class of 2010

General Admission Requirements

Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our 8 graduate sessions. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials.

For more details, fill out the Request More Information form and an admission counselor will contact you. Your admission counselor can also help you explore financial options and walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application and providing undergraduate transcripts.


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