CSNO Conference Registration Now Open
Health Framework Input Sought
Do you want to have a voice in health education in California public schools? Consider applying to serve on the Health Education Curriculum Framework and Evaluation Criteria Committee (CFCC), which will work closely with the framework writing team to create a new framework for health education. The new framework will be based on the state-adopted health education content standards and reflect both current research and new state laws.
Applicants must be submitted by 3 p.m. on December 15, 2016. More information about the Health Education Framework revision and the CFCC application is available on the CDE Health Education Curriculum Frameworks Web page at: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/he/cf/
The meetings of the CFCC will be held in Sacramento on the following dates:
Vision Screening Survey for services delivered 2016-2017
The Optometry Board will be once again proposing legislation that will impact school nurses and vision screening. Early indications seem to point to legislation requiring children to obtain comprehensive eye exams, (with an optometrist) every other year and those that are unable get a comprehensive eye exam will then need to be screened by the school nurse. If you are retired and not vision screening thank you, but there is no need to complete this survey. Please complete the survey for services you have delivered/will deliver this 2016-2017 school year.
Medication Administration Training
CSNO is pleased to announce the debut of the Medication Administration Training product. For the past year over 20 CSNO members have worked intensely on this training video by school nurses for school nurses. This training project is unsurpassed! It contains a 4 module training video; Participant workbook that follows along with the training, Skills checklist to unwrap medication administration skills; final exam and certificates of completion for modules and medication route type. Get yours now!!!!! This is a must have product to ensure student safety and to document staff capacity to deliver medication in the educational setting.
Kahn and McClanahan elected to CSNO State Board; CSNO Bylaws for 501(c)(3) conversion passes
CSNO is pleased to announce the outcome of the recent CSNO election. While not as politically charged as the national or some local elections, CSNO saw an increase in eligible membership participation in the recent election. For the first time, in a long time, multiple candidates vied for office. Pamela Kahn, MPH, RN, was elected as CSNO President-Elect and Dr. Rachel McClanahan, DNP, RN, was elected to treasurer. Pamela and
Rachel currently serve on the CSNO State Board as Treasurer and Professional Standards Chairperson, respectively. Pamela and Rachel will be installed at the CSNO State Board Meeting, which will be held during the Annual Conference on Saturday, March 18, 2017 in Monterey California. Their terms of office commence July 1, 2017. To register for the conference, please visit CSNO Monterey Conference tab.
In addition to State Board elections, CSNO eligible voting members passed CSNO Bylaws, which allows for conversion from a 501(c)(6) to a 501(c)(3). The changes in Bylaws also aligned CSNO with the current California Code of Regulations required for nonprofit status. This non-profit conversion will continue to foster the professional learning opportunities for school nurses statewide.
Thank you to SNI Donors!!!!!
Sponsorships, Exhibitor and Educational Partnerships for the 67th Annual CSNO Conference Underway! March 16-19, 2017
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