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66th Annual CSNO
NASN Conference Registration Now Open!!!!
The NASN Conference is now open. NASN has put together a great conference this summer in Indianapolis, IN. The conference website has an array of resources as well as an attendance tool-kit.
February 1, 2016
Please join in on the discussion of teen depression- mark your calendars for a **FREE** webinar March 1, 2016. Teen depression can look so different from depression in adults and is often confused for misbehavior, defiance, laziness, etc. Let's give this important topic the attention it deserves.
Join us for a live webcast discussion with an expert in teen depression, a young adult who has struggled with depression, and his mother who has both supported him and survived the loss of another son to suicide.
During the webinar, you'll hear - and be able to ask questions - about how to
January 26, 2016
CSNO has set the date of March 29th-March 30th, 2016 to kick off revising "A Guide For Vision Testing in California Public Schools." As you may recall, the School Nurses of California Foundation wrote and successfully secured funding through the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus ( AAPOS) and the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). A Guide for Vision Testing in California Public Schools, was last published in 2005 and since then, there have been legislative and technological updates. If you are a currently practicing school nurse expert in vision screening please and wish to participate in revising the guidelines, please contact Sheri. Travel, lodging and other expenses will be paid. Please contact Sheri Coburn at firstname.lastname@example.org
BACK TO SCHOOL implementation OF SB 277
January 28, 2016
Dear School Nurses,
There are varied opinions on the implementation of SB 277 and how it relates to Special Education. We all agree that students can access special education services as described in the IEP. The differentiation comes when students do not have all of the immunizations necessary for school entry. CSNO has sought to obtain additional clarification from state agencies. CSNO is advising school nurses to consult their school district's legal counsel and obtain a response in writing of their opinion. Then based upon the advice of your district's legal counsel, school nurses will need to follow through on that advice.
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CSNO Preconference and Conference a Huge Success!
February 4, 2016
The 66th Annual CSNO Preconference and Conference Events kicked off with great success. Over 400 school nurses converged in Fresno to learn about strategies that optimize student health and enhance learning. According to Kathy Ryan, CSNO State President, "It is a great opportunity to have more time to learn about something in greater depth that the usual conference time. We are always looking fro new ideas so if you have idea, please let us know so we can plan that for next conference." Topics included statutory updates; evidenced-based practices; skills based learning; health advocacy efforts and resource identification. School nurses networked together and learned about additional information. Next year's conference will be held in Monterey at the Hyatt in March 16-19, 2017. If you are interested in presenting at the 67th Annual Conference please visit the button below.
19th Biennial School Nurses International Conference
Proposed Federal Legislation to Fund School Nurses Passes!!! on to the President for siganture!!!
We did it!!!!! The Every Student Succeeding Act, has pass the US Senate the US House of Representatives and contains a provision that highlights chronic care management that is led by school nurses. Please see page 481 for details on School Nurse activities. Contact your US Sentator and Congressional Representatives thanking them for supporting this legislation:
Every Student, Every Day
The California School Nurses Organization is provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing CEP #04269