School nurses are registered nurses or licensed practical/vocational nurses that provide care, screenings and immunizations for students and staff, as well as prepare emergency action plans, promote a safe and healthy school environment and encourage healthy lifestyle choices. The National Board for Certification of School Nurses (NBCSN) maintains the Certification Examination for School Nurses, and registered nurses who pass this exam are eligible to use the credential NCSN. The major professional organization for school nursing is the National Association of School Nurses. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts excellent, overall job growth for registered nurses. The median registered nurse salary is $62,450.