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National Board for Certification of School Nurses Announcement

The National Board for Certification of School Nurses (NBCSN) is pleased to inform you that Shari Lankow, BSN, RN, NCSN has recently successfully taken and passed the Nationally Certified School Nurse (NCSN)Examination.

The school nurse who passes this standardized exam has demonstrated that they have the ability:

·to practice safely, independently, and proactively in the isolated non-healthcare educational environment,

·to apply and integrate broad areas of nursing and scientific knowledge, public health principles, and legal parameters to school populations,

·to interact and provide leadership within the broader community to promote family-centered care,

·to work with school and community stakeholders to assess, plan and evaluate community interventions for the health problems of school populations, including emergency preparations,

·to advocate effectively in the school and community setting for the health and education needs of all students, including those with physical and mental disabilities,

·to participate in research, revise, and initiate policies that reflect best practices, and

·to utilize resources to become knowledgeable about national standards of practice and emerging issues of concern for the health and welfare of students and staff within the educational arena.


We are extremely proud of Nurse Lankow for her hard work and determination to attain this certification.