The NCSN Emeritus credential

The NCSN Emeritus Credential (NCSN-E) recognizes the service and commitment of retired NCSNs, as well as their achievement and maintenance of the NCSN credential prior to retirement.

When you retire from school nursing as an NCSN, you have the option to retain the credential through the NCSN-Emeritus credential.

Requirements for the Credential

  • You must currently hold the NCSN credential in good standing.
  • The NCSN emeritus credential is not available if your NCSN credential has lapsed or is not active.

Applying for the NCSN-Emeritus Credential

  • Application for the Emeritus credential requires a one-time fee of $95.
  • Log onto your NCSN account and select the Emeritus option. Once your application and fee have been processed, information regarding your Emeritus credential certificate will be emailed to you within four to six weeks.
  • The Emeritus credential does not expire or need to be renewed.

School nurses with the NCSN-E designation shall not use the NCSN-E designation in any clinical setting or in the context of any clinically-related interaction, including clinical volunteer service.