Patricia Krin, MSN, MSCP, RN, FNP-BC-Retired, NCSN-E, FNASN
Theresa “TC” Field-Bobroski, CAE

President Recognition Award Winner 2023

It is NBCSN’s pleasure to announce that Pat Krin and TC Field-Bobroski have been selected to receive the National Board for Certification of School Nurses (NBCSN) 2023 President’s Award. This award is given to an individual or group that has advanced the mission and purpose of the NBCSN through activities that promote expertise in school nursing practice through certification.

NBCSN’s mission is to advance the health and learning of students and the wellness of the school community through a rigorous national certification process for school nurses. NBCSN’s vision is that a nationally certified school nurse will safeguard the health of every student to optimize learning and promote healthy communities.

In 2023, NBCSN took on the task of not only applying for reaccreditation with ABSNC but also transitioning to a new test administration and development partner (PSI). Pat and TC were tasked with ensuring both projects were completed on time and seamlessly while continuing with their regular tasks. Both of these projects were of the utmost importance as they ensure the NCSN meets current certification program standards and provides a good experience for exam candidates. Pat and TC were able to complete these projects without impact on exam candidates and NCSNs.

Previous Award Winners

2022 – Karen Madura – For her contributions to exam development and item bank.

2021 – Jerry Soucy – For using his presence on social media to hold nursing organizations accountable.

2020 Janice Selekman For ongoing support of excellence and national certification through the authorship of the NCSN review book and national review courses.
2019 Heuristics Solutions For providing exceptional service in the transition of NBCSN’s database.
2018 Cynthia Less For promoting overseas school nurses to seek school nurse certification.
2017 Gene S. Winter For pro bono legal expertise to NBCSN
2016 Virginia Department of Education, Office of Special Education & Student Services For their support through grants of 56 SNs taking the certification exam.
2015 North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services For its vision and leadership in requiring NCSN certification for NC school nurses within 3 years of employment.
2014 Rob and Sue Rogers of School Health Corporation For supporting national school nurse certification through the SHC Advantage Program.
2013 NASN For their ongoing support of NBCSN
2011 Sandi Delack, NASNKatherine Kany, AFT Healthcare
Juanita Hogan, AFT
Jeanne Sedgwick, AFT
Aurelia Barney, AFT
Pat Christie, AFT
Donna Rehm, AFT
Promoting Certification as President NASN.For supporting NCSN by leading the fight for acknowledgment of NCSN certification as equivalent to National Teacher Certification