preparation is a unique process for each candidate. School nurses
have formed study groups, attended school nurse curriculum workshops,
and reviewed school nursing and related texts in preparation for the
examination. The examination is national in scope, and reflects
the broad variety of student and community populations, specialty
practice situations and legal and current health issues that school
nurses confront in everyday practice. Exam
questions are chosen from a larger pool of questions which provides for enabling variation
of exam content and undergo a rigorous process to ensure their validity,
reliability and applicability to current school nursing practice.
is no single study guide, a List
of Resources, included
in the Handbook for Candidates may be helpful in preparing.
Many of the resource publications can be found at
the NASN bookstore.
In addition, you will find Sample
Questions in the handbook.
here to Download the Handbook and Application
What is it?
The Online Practice Test for School Nurses is a practice test of
75 questions with a testing time of 2 hours taken over the Internet
Why take it?
The Online Practice Test for School Nurses offers the experience of taking a computerized examination, the chance to review an example of
the type of content included in the Certification Examination for School Nurses, and the opportunity to learn more about question format, style,
and level of difficulty. After completing the online practice test, you will receive an instant score report showing test performance in each of
the content areas.
How much is it?
The fee is $75 by credit card
How do I apply?
Go to https://secure.ptcny.com/webtest/
and follow directions on how to create an account and pay online
The Online Practice Test for School Nurses can be taken on any
Internet-ready PC. It is not compatible with Macintosh computers.
Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher is recommended for optimum performance.
Pop-up windows must be allowed from https://secure.ptcny.com/webtest/
Performance on the Online Practice Test for School Nurses may differ from actual performance on the Certification Examination for School
Nurses. There is no guarantee that taking the online practice test will help you to prepare for or pass the Certification Examination for School Nurses.
For more information, please visit www.ptcny.com
or call Professional Testing Corporation at 212-356-0668.
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