National Certification

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 National Certified School Nurse. All candidates successfully completing the national examination are eligible to use this credential.

To learn more about NBCSN and the national school nurse certification exam, visit NBCSN's web site at