National Certification

The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) supports the delivery of safe and effective care in nursing practice through voluntary certification by examination for all school nurses.

NASN works in collaboration with the National Board for Certification of School Nurses (NBCSN), and communication between the two organizations is a priority.

Certification represents a national standard of preparation, knowledge, and practice.  To assist with this recognition, the 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

NOTE: Some school districts in Colorado will pay a bonus or stipend for national certification. Check with your school district for further information.