The National Board for Certification of School Nurses advances the quality of school health services & school nurse practice. Our rigorous credentialing sets the professional standard for school nursing.

The NCSN Credential

The Nationally Certified School Nurse credential reflects competence and professionalism. To earn the NCSN a Registered Nurse must demonstrate a high level of education, clinical practice experience and knowledge.


Practicing NCSN school nurses provide exactly the expertise needed to assure a fair and representative exam. Volunteers for NBCSN assure that certification represents a national standard of preparation, knowledge, and practice.