by Jinsun Baek, DNP, MSN, PEL-CSN, NCSN, and Becca Harkleroad, MPH, RN, NCSN

NBCSN’s Outreach team consists of up to 2 liaisons per state. With the addition of 7 new volunteers in 2024, we now have 52 liaisons in 41 states. Our state liaisons promote certification in their state and serve as a resource for potential candidates. This can be done by submitting articles to your state’s newsletter about the NCSN, displaying NCSN information at state-level meetings via an exhibit booth or other creative means, and encouraging or facilitating online or in-person study groups for nurses who are preparing to sit for the exam. The Outreach Committee is making future plans to host a quarterly online check-in meeting where liaisons will be able to interact with each other, share ideas and successes, and collaborate on future initiatives. 

If you are an NCSN in CT, HI, KS, KY, LA, MO, MT, ND, or TN (list of states with openings) and looking for a way to get involved and help promote certification, we want to hear from you! Please GO HERE to learn more and apply.  

We are looking forward to the NASN Conference in Chicago this June 28-July 1. We’ll be celebrating our NCSNs with a reception on Friday evening. We’ll also recognize outstanding achievement with NCSN Liaison of the Year. Hope to see you there! 

The map above shows the number of NBCSN liaisons serving in each state. As of March 2024