Professional Associations

School Nurse Professional Associations

National Association of School Nurses

The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) focuses on advancing the specialty practice of school nursing to improve the health and academic success of all students. With more than 50 years of experience, the National Association of School Nurses is the go-to resource for school nurses concerning learning, advocacy and networking.

  • Interact with Your Peers: The member-only forum allows you to ask other school nurses questions, share information or read what other members are saying.
  • Build your Knowledge Base: Online nursing CEUs are available at discounted rates or in some cases free of charge through the association.
  • Stay Current: NASN offers print and online publications that contain original research articles and school nursing-related news.
  • Practice Topics: From mental health to immunizations, NASN offers checklists, policies and personal training resources on a variety of school-related topics.

This school nurse association also gives you access to many NASN state-affiliated associations.

National Board of Certification of School Nurses

The National Board of Certification of School Nurses focuses on advancing the quality of school health services and school nurse practice by providing a rigorous national, credentialing process to validate competency based on professional standards. The organization offers everything school nurses need to know about certification including test dates, test-prep and recertification. The National Board of Certified School Nurses has a strong community across the country and works closely with state liaisons to promote the credentialing. To earn the Nationally Certified School Nurse credentialing, a school nurse must demonstrate clinical practice expertise, knowledge of their field and a high level of education.

Looking for credentialing answers? Check out our state-by-state school licensing guide.

Licensing Guide