Redesigning School Nursing Education in New Jersey to Address the Challenges and Opportunities of Population Health

NASN Sch Nurse. 2017 Mar;32(2):83-86. doi: 10.1177/1942602X16686139.


School health is a specialty practice of nursing positioned at the intersection of public health and population health. This article discusses the redesign of a program's curriculum with the hope of advancing and elevating the practice of school nursing. The redesign is based on NASN's Framework for 21st Century School Nursing Practice and is the result of a New Jersey Nursing Initiative grant awarded to a trio of adjunct faculty from Rutgers University Camden in July 2016.

Keywords: consortium of school nurse educators; grant writing; population health; school nurse certification program.

MeSH terms

  • Curriculum*
  • Education, Nursing / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Organizational Innovation
  • School Nursing / education*