Volunteer to Serve with NBCSN

Duties and Commitment

Duties of volunteer Board members include several responsibilities:

  • Prepare for, attend and actively participate in board meetings
  • Collaborate with others and complete assigned activities in a timely manner
  • Establish goals, objectives, programs and certification procedures to accomplish the mission of the NBCSN
  • Monitor and evaluate programs and certification procedures designed to implement the established goals and objectives
  • Provide leadership on the Board as an officer of committee chair, or both

Appointment to the NBCSN Board requires a three-year commitment for a member's first term. There is a one-time optional reappointment for an additional three-year term.

Board Meetings

The Board meets twice a year (usually in June and late fall) for 3-4 days each to conduct its business. Board members are also assigned on a rotational basis to attend other meetings, such as Item Review workshops and conferences of the American Board of Nursing Specialties. All other business is conducted via electronic communication and conference calls.


Required qualifications and other factors considered

  • Current NCSN (except public member)
  • Currently employed in school health (except public member)
  • Member of NASN (except public member)
  • Leadership, collaboration, and management skills
  • Experience on community or professional boards
  • Diversity of practice specialties and geographic representation
  • Knowledge related to examination development and evaluation

For additional information, please contact certification@nbcsn.org or call NBCSN at 844-808-6276. If you are interested in serving, please download and complete the application form.