NCSN Exam Brochure FINAL 2015

Review Course for the
National Certification for School Nurses (NCSN) Exam
On-line via Pacific Lutheran University Sakai Website
Thursdays, April 9, 23, May 7 & 21, 2015
6:00 – 7:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) On-line
Plus Online Chat Session One Hour/Week
Professional certification in school nursing provides an ongoing, quality credentialing process for eligible
school nurses. Join this course to review and prepare for the National Certification for School Nurses
(NCSN) Exam. The course will cover exam content areas and test taking skills.
 Identify areas of strengths and weaknesses
 Describe the design of the NCSN exam
 Conduct health appraisal, analyze data, determine intervention and evaluation
 Identify special health issues and determine interventions
 Describe the response to emergency situations
 Describe the nursing process utilized in determining nursing interventions in acute, episodic, and chronic
 Describe strategies for health promotion and disease prevention
 Describe professional issues that impact school nursing practice
 Describe strategies for taking NCSN test
Test design
Health appraisal
Special health issues
Health problems and nursing management
Health promotion and disease prevention
Professional issues
Test strategies
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Assessment and Test Design
Foundations of Pediatric Nursing
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Health Appraisal
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Health Problems and Nursing Management
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Special Health Issues
Professional Issues
Test Strategies
For more information call 253-535-7683 or visit
How it works
The instructor will be available on Thursdays from 6:00 – 7:00 pm PDT for questions and group discussion via
Podcasts will be delivered via Sakai.
Each topic will have assigned chapters in School Nursing Certification Review along with supplemental
materials provided by the instructor via Sakai.
Participants will submit five questions on each topic using the format of the certification exam with the answers
and rationale for the correct answer.
Participants will respond to a forum topic for each class.
Janice Doyle, MSN, RN, NCSN, FNASN, is the Lead Nurse for Bethel School District, Spanaway WA, and
has been a school nurse since 1985. Ms. Doyle has been certified through this credentialing program. She is a
Clinical Affiliate Faculty member of Pacific Lutheran University School of Nursing, Tacoma, WA and teaches
and coordinates the Introduction to School Nursing class as well as serving as a preceptor for graduate students.
She is an instructor for several school nursing courses and has presented to school nurses at state and national
conferences. Janice served on the NASN workgroup for School and Standards of Practice: School Nursing 2nd
Ed. She is also the author of Disaster Preparedness Guidelines for School Nurses, 2011 and has written on
emergency management and legal issues.
Required Textbook: School Nursing Certification Review available from NASN.
(Please order this text 2-4 weeks before class begins to allow NASN adequate time to fill your order.)
Recommended Textbooks: The 2nd edition is preferred but the 1st one is fine if already owned.
School Nursing: A Comprehensive Text, Selekman, Janice. (2006), F. A. Davis Company, 1st edition.
School Nursing: A Comprehensive Text, Selekman, Janice. (2013), F. A. Davis Company, 2nd edition.
CNE CREDIT: 12.5 contact hours OR optional 15 OSPI clock hours are available for no additional fee
OPTIONAL ACADEMIC CREDIT: 1 semester hour (additional written work is required)
FEE: $259.00 for contact hours OR clock hours
$324.00 for 1 semester hour academic credit
LOCATION: On-line via Pacific Lutheran University Website
REGISTRATION: To reserve a place in the offering, return the complete registration form with fees to PLUCNE by noon, April 5, 2015.
Mail registration form with school district purchase order, check or money order, payable to PLUCCNL, to:
Center for Continued Nursing Learning
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma WA 98447-0003
To register by phone with a credit card, call 253-535-7683.
REFUND POLICY: Registration fee, less $20.00 will be refunded if requested in writing by April 4, 2015. No
refunds will be made after that date.
CANCELLATION POLICY: PLU reserves the right to cancel an offering when registration is insufficient to
meet requirements and other uncontrollable incidents occur.
PROGRAM ACCREDITATION: Pacific Lutheran University School of Nursing is an approved provider of
continuing nursing education by the Washington State Nurses Association Continuing Education Approval &
Recognition Program (CEARP), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s
Commission on Accreditation. The School of Nursing is approved as a provider of in-service education clock
hours by Professional Education and Certification Division of the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
(OSPI), Olympia, WA.
For more information call 253-535-7683 or visit
Center for Continued Nursing Learning
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