AAQEP Accreditation 2022
3f. Maintains capacity for quality reflected in staffing, resources, operational and institutional commitment.
Description of Faculty Resources to support program:
School Nurse Credential Leadership
The program is housed in the School of Nursing within the CSUF College of Health and Human Services but administered by the Division of Continuing and Global Education. The two part-time SNSC Program Coordinators are responsible for all administrative aspects of the program including: program outreach and visibility, course content, candidate advising and recruitment, and candidate assessment and recommendation for credentialing. The coordinators of the program hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, a Master’s in Nursing and a Master’s in Education, respectively, and a School Nurse Services Credential. Both coordinators hold an administrative credential. The coordinators have over 20 years of school nursing experience in school nurse administration and practice. Lecturers and clinical instructors who teach in the program hold master’s degrees in nursing or nursing administration and have significant school nursing experience, with some continuing to practice school nursing in the community. (see Appendix C)
Collaboration and Communication
The School Nurse Services Credential Program is a working partnership between the CSUF School of Nursing (SON), the CSUF Division of Continuing and Global Education (CGE), and the CSUF Kremen School of Education. The SNSC Program coordinators work closely with the Fresno State School of Nursing for coursework, faculty, and application requirement areas; and CGE provides administrative support such as enrollment, records keeping, and cost. Information about the program is posted on the Fresno State School of Nursing website.
In addition, SNSC coordinators collaborate with the Kremen School of Education on credentialing alignment and work with the Kremen Credential Analyst who oversees advising and administrative services for candidates applying for credentials/extensions.
The structure of the SNSC program includes a healthy financial status and consistently positions the program in the black, along with critical support by the department, college, and university allowing maintenance of capacity in staffing, resources, operational processes, and instructional commitments.
The SNSC Program Coordinators work to provide seamless entry, program operation, and online support between the three departments. SNSC Coordinators attend monthly SON faculty meetings, graduate program meetings, professional development as needed; and meet periodically with CGE supervisors for program review. Kremen School advises on accreditation and credentialing areas.
- (CSU School of Nursing: Faculty Handbook)
- (CSU SON Faculty)
- (CSU Continuing and Global Education Program)
- (CSU Kremen Credential Analyst)
- (CSU Credential Analyst guidelines for SN’s)
Description of Faculty Resources to support program (Appendix C)
The Faculty of the School Nurse Services Credential Program are experienced school nurses who have been Health Services Coordinators, Lead Nurses or Nurse Managers in their districts and have served in the California School Nurse Organization in leadership positions at the local or State level and remain active members.
Description of Staffing Support resources to support program (Appendix C)
The program is housed in the School of Nursing within the CSUF College of Health and Human Services and administered by the Division of Continuing and Global Education (CGE). As a result, SNSC coordinators work directly with Dr. Sylvia Miller, Chair of the School of Nursing, and David Hoff, Strategic Projects Specialist of the CSU Division of Continuing and Global Education. Curriculum areas are primarily approved under the School of Nursing. The SNSC Program coordinators work closely with the Fresno State School of Nursing for coursework, faculty, and application requirement areas; and CGE provides administrative support such as enrollment, records keeping, and cost. Information about the program is posted on the Fresno State School of Nursing website. Kremen provides guidance and oversight as to the credentialing process for the SNSC Program and provides a credential analyst who guides candidates applying for their clear credential following completion of the program.
Description of Institutional Support for program: (Appendix C)
The SNSC program is an online program and candidates are not on campus for coursework other than a one-day Orientation, which, in the past, was held in the School of Nursing. In the past two years, this was moved online due to COVID restrictions. Online programs are supported with technology, registration and transcript services, online learning platforms, email, library resources/access and the bookstore. When needed, program coordinators and faculty have access to the California State University of Fresno facilities and resources. Program Coordinators are housed in the Central California Center for Health and Human Services, an offsite location across from the main campus.
Summary of Findings 3f
The SNSC program is housed in the School of Nursing within the CSUF College of Health and Human Services but administered by the Division of Continuing and Global Education. The CSUF Kremen School of Education supports the credentialing and accreditation process. Evidence demonstrates the SNSC program is fully supported by the California State University of Fresno and has adequate faculties and staff to provide the necessary resources for candidates to achieve their goals.