Introducing the Emeritus Credential

The National Board for Certification of School Nurses (NBCSN) offers an Emeritus credential in recognition of retired nurses’ service and commitment to the specialty practice of school nursing, as well as their achievement and maintenance of the NCSN credential prior to retirement. As such, NBCSN offers NCSNs who are retiring from professional nursing the option to retain their credential in an emeritus capacity through the NCSN-Emeritus credential or NCSN-E. To be eligible for the Emeritus credential, you must currently hold the NCSN credential in good standing.

NBCSN Spring Board Meeting 2015

The Board of the National Board of Certification for School Nurses held its spring board meeting prior to the National Association of School Nurses conference in Philadelphia. It was a very productive meeting attended by outgoing Executive Director Nadine Schwab, incoming Executive Director Pat Krin, President Sue Nokelby, President- elect Sandi Delack, Secretary Cyndy Gilchrest, Treasurer Amy Quesinberry, Outreach Chair Tia Campbell, Recertification Chair, Deborah Pontius, and Exam Committee Co-Chair Shirley Gordon.

Board President Sue Nokelby extends the board’s appreciation to outgoing Executive Director Nadine Schwab.

2014 June NBCSN Meeting

Fall Business Meeting
NBCSN held its first annual fall business meeting in Denver, Colorado in October at the office of its management company, the Competency and Credentialing Institute. It was a very productive meeting and an excellent opportunity to meet CCI staff with whom the Board closely collaborates and those who provide customer service for NCSNs, exam candidates, and others interested in certification, and continuing competence for school nurses.

New President-Elect Role
At its annual business meeting on October 24, NBCSN voted to eliminate the office of "vice president" and add the office of "president-elect." The president-elect will serve one year as president-elect and one year as president. The purpose for this change is to provide preparation for the role of president and establish a more balanced assignment of responsibilities between the president and president-elect.

New Board Officers
Also on October 24, 2014, the Board elected the following new officers, effective January 1, 2015: President-Elect Sandi Delack, who will serve one year as President-Elect and a second year as President, and Secretary Cynthia Gilchrest, who will serve a two year term.


2020 Eligibility Requiments

NBCSN has changed the 2020 eligibility requirements to sit for the NCSN exam. Read the press release to learn more.