Do you remember taking the job analysis survey a few years ago? This survey was helpful in developing the newest version of our exam to ensure test items and content areas remain relevant to today’s practices and student needs.
A team of researchers performed an analysis of the survey results to determine the tasks and knowledge relevant to modern school nursing, identify continuing education needs of school nurses, and describe anticipated changes to the specialty role. A report of this research is currently available on the Journal of School Nursing website, and will soon be published in a print version of the journal.
We hope this article is helpful to NCSNs as you may be working on updating job descriptions, selecting professional development topics, and preparing for the next generation of students in your schools.