Volunteer for the NBCSN Board

The seven RN NBCSN Board members must be active NCSNs, current members of the National Association of School Nurses, and actively employed in school-health related services at the time of their election. A public consumer, with no relationship to any NBCSN past or present Board member, is also elected to serve as a voting member.

Duties and Commitment

Duties of volunteer Board members include:

  • Prepare for, attend, and actively participate in board meetings.
  • Collaborate with others and complete assigned activities in a timely manner.
  • Establish goals, objectives, programs, and certification procedures to accomplish the mission of the NBCSN.
  • Monitor and evaluate programs and certification procedures designed to implement the established goals and objectives.
  • Provide leadership on the Board as an officer, committee chair, or both.

Appointment to the NBCSN Board requires a three-year commitment for a member’s first term. There is a one-time optional reappointment for an additional three-year term.

In addition to the eight volunteer members, a member of the NASN Executive Committee who is an active NCSN is appointed by the NASN President. This non-voting member acts a liaison between the NASN Board and the NBCSN Board.

Board Meetings

The Board meets twice a year (usually in June and late fall) for two to four days to conduct its business. Board members are also assigned on a rotational basis to attend other meetings (e.g., test development activities, conferences of the American Board of Nursing Specialties). All other business is conducted via electronic communication and conference calls.