Janice Selekman, DNSc, RN, NCSN, FNASN
President Recognition Award Winner 2020
It is NBCSN’s pleasure to announce that Janice Selekman has been selected to receive the National Board for Certification of school Nurses (NBCSN) 2020 President’s Award. This award is given to an individual or group that has advanced the mission and purpose of the NBCSN through activities which 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 visions is that a nationally certified school nurse will safeguard the health of every student so as to optimize learning and promote healthy communities.
Janice’s work on behalf of school nurses, and especially in the promotion of the school nurse in achieving national certification is stellar. The quick turnaround she has done for the new exam preparation book, along with her continued support on the NASN Exam Prep community that Robin Cogan monitors and the presentation of superb exam prep workshops is so appreciated. NBCSN thanks her and offers her our most sincere gratitude for all she has done on behalf of both the National Board of Certification for School Nurses and NCSN candidates.
Jerry Soucy, RN, CHPN
President Recognition Award Winner 2021
It is NBCSN’s pleasure to announce that Jerry Soucy has been selected to receive the National Board for Certification of school Nurses (NBCSN) 2021 President’s Award. This award is given to an individual or group that has advanced the mission and purpose of the NBCSN through activities which promote expertise in school nursing practice through certification.
As a nursing organization, we cannot meet our mission or realize our vision if we do not exercise our duty to speak up and speak out when social and political injustices threaten the wellness of schoolchildren or any member of the school community. Additionally, we will not be able to safeguard the health of every student unless organizational practices become more inclusive. Thank you to Jerry for using his presence on social media to hold nursing organizations accountable. It has inspired us; Jerry’s voice and spirit have framed our board proceedings and is present in our recent communications.
|2020||Janice Selekman||For ongoing support of excellence and national certification through 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 yrs 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, NASN.
Katherine Kany, AFT Healthcare
|Promoting of certification as President NASN.
For supporting NCSN by leading the fight for acknowledgement of NCSN certification as equivalent to National Teacher Certification