Join a Committee
Who Can Apply
Practicing school nurses who have achieved NCSN are eligible!
The Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification, Inc. (ABSNC) requires input from subject matter experts (SMEs) in the development of the NBCSN certification exam. SMEs with a variety of clinical practice skills and levels of experience, and who represent a diverse geographic and demographic background are needed to help NBCSN create an appropriate exam.
Practicing school nurses across the country who are NCSN provide exactly the expertise needed to assure a fair and representative exam. Your contributions as a volunteer for NBCSN help assure that certification represents a national standard of preparation, knowledge, and practice. We appreciate your willingness to contribute to the NCSN exam process.
To apply, please complete the online form.
Standard Setting Task Force
NBCSN needs approximately 9 volunteers from various geographic locations and school settings. Preferably, candidates will not have participated in item writing or item review in the last 2 years.
Travel Required: Yes. Overnight stay required.
Time Commitment: 2-3 days
Meeting Dates: April 18 – 19, 2020 Chicago, IL
Problem Item Analysis/PIN Call Task Force
The NCSN PIA Call Committee meets remotely for about 1-2 hours to review questions (items) that scored outside of the norm on the most recent NCSN exam. With the guidance of an experienced psychometrician, committee members analyze questions to determine if changes should be made in how the item is scored. The committee also determines if the item should be eliminated or requires further review.
Those who volunteer for this Task Force are included on email communications to schedule the PIN calls. PIN calls are scheduled based on availability.
Travel required: None; Web conference
Time Commitment: 2 hours per call
Meeting Dates: Spring, Summer, Fall – Specific dates to be determined
Conflict of Interest
All NCSN test development volunteers must avoid conflicts of interest and may not profit personally from their affiliation with NBCSN, or favor the interests of themselves, relatives, friends, or other affiliated organizations over the interests of NBCSN. Should there be potential for a conflict of interest, an NCSN volunteer shall disclose such potential conflict and may be asked to either abstain from a discussion on the matter, or in some circumstances may not be appointed to a committee.