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Colorado Department of Education Approves Denver School of Nursing’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing Curriculum for School Nurse Endorsement Program

The Colorado State
Board of Education (CDE) has approved the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
program at Denver School of Nursing (
www.denverschoolofnursing.edu) to offer a school
nurse endorsement program.  The Bachelor
of Science in nursing (BSN) curriculum met the standards and expectations for
the school nurse endorsement program.

To be endorsed as a
school nurse, applicants must hold a BSN or higher from an accepted, regionally
accredited institution of higher education; must possess a valid Colorado
Professional Special Services Provider License with endorsement as a school
nurse; and have a valid Colorado Registered Nurse License.  The CDE also requires that an applicant have completed
a supervised experience with school-age children in a community health, public
health or school setting.

“This CDE approval
has opened up many employment avenues for our graduates with the public school
system throughout Colorado,” said Stephen Wright, director of career services, Denver
School of Nursing (DSN). “DSN’s BSN curriculum has been vetted by the CDE with
the determination that the college’s curriculum matches CDE standards for the
school nurse endorsement program.”

School nurses
collaborate with other school and healthcare staff to maintain a safe and
healthy environment and promote an optimal level of wellness to enhance the
educational process of students.  School
nurses work to remove, modify or reduce health-related barriers to
learning.  They also provide student
wellness care, health care, first aid, immunizations and assistance to students
at their assigned school.  The scope of a
school nurse is to also perform screens for scoliosis, vision, hearing, height
and weight and other conditions as well as make referrals and follow-ups.  They complete, update and maintain student records,
including accident reports and health records using school district software
systems, and complete and submit reports.

About Denver School of Nursing (DSN)

Denver School of Nursing, 1401
19th St., Denver, is a private, post-secondary college that provides
educational programs and training for nursing professionals. The college
specializes in offering rigorous curriculum and clinical site-based academic
programs toward associate and bachelor degrees in nursing. DSN is accredited by
the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), (www.ncahlc.org) (800-621-7440); the
Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC); and its
associate and baccalaureate programs are accredited by the Accreditation
Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850,
Atlanta, GA 30326 (404-975-5000). The college is granted full approval for its
associate and bachelors nursing programs by the Colorado State Board of
Nursing. For more information, call 303-292-0015 or visit www.denverschoolofnursing.edu.