National Certification

National certification represents a national standard of preparation, knowledge, and practice. To assist with this recognition, the National Board for Certification of School Nurses (NBCSN) provides the opportunity for school nurses to set the standards for their specialty area through voluntary professional certification. NBCSN has trademarked NCSN as the official credential of the Nationally Certified School Nurse. All candidates successfully completing the national examination are eligible to use this credential.

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  • Spring Testing Window: March 1 – April 2, 2024
    • Registration Window: November 20, 2023 – February 1, 2024
  • Summer Testing Window: July 8 – August 11, 2024
    • Registration Window: April 3 – June 7, 2024
  • Fall Testing Window: October 24 – November 24, 2024
    • Registration Window: August 12 – September 24, 2024

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NBCSN Liaisons

NBCSN Liaisons serve as a resource on national certification.

Wendy Harsch

Cindy Avery

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