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School Nursing Certification
Professional certification provides an ongoing, quality credentialing process for eligible school nurses. Certification assures a national standard of preparation, knowledge, and practice.
The National Board for Certification of School Nurses (NBCSN) endorses the concept of voluntary certification by examination for all school nurses. Professional certification in school nursing provides an ongoing, quality credentialing process for eligible school nurses. Certification represents a national standard of preparation, knowledge, and practice. To assist with this recognition, the NBCSN provides the opportunity for school nurses to set the standards for their specialty area through voluntary professional certification.
The Mission of the National Board for Certification of School Nurses, Inc. (NBCSN) is to advance the health and learning of students, and wellness of the school community, through a rigorous national certification process for school nurses.
National certification by the National Board for Certification of School Nurses, Inc. (NBCSN) is that a nationally certified school nurse will safeguard the health of every student so as to optimize learning and promote healthy communities.
The NBCSN is organized to operate for the purpose to:
- Develop, administer and evaluate a certification process for school nurses;
- Develop and evaluate additional mechanisms for professional competency assessment in school nursing;
- Assist in the enhancement and communication of knowledge concerning professional testing and competency assessment of school nurses; and
- Perform such other functions as may be deemed consistent with the foregoing.