To become certified as a school nurse in Illinois requires passing the ICTS School Nurse Test. The exam is a criterion-referenced, objective-based test of 125 multiple-choice questions that adhere to the Content Area Standards for Educators in Illinois. The ICTS School Nurse test is made up of three major subareas: Foundations of Knowledge; the Coordinated School Health Program; and Professional Roles and Responsibilities.
These three subareas include 14 distinct objective statements. The objective statements contain general information that is further explained in the specific details of the descriptive statements. Test takers must demonstrate the ability to apply specific knowledge on the exam and earn a total score of 240 or above to pass. Scores are sent out four weeks after the test date. Each score report includes the total score and scores for each or the three subareas to identify specific areas that need improvement.
Last Updated: 06/26/2014