California School Nurses Organization
Nationwide shortage of school nurses called a "crisis" that may be putting kids' lives at risk (CBS News)
As part of our School Matters series, "CBS This Morning" examines what some are calling a growing national crisis: the shortage of school nurses.
Only three out of five schools across the country have full-time school nurses often forcing school administrators, with no medical training, to step in and provide some level of care.
The role of the school nurse is more critical than ever, with a quarter of all young children suffering some kind of chronic illness, like asthma and diabetes. Over the past several years, multiple children have died after facing medical emergencies in their schools when no nurse was on duty, reports Hilary Lane. To watch the CBS News broadcast click on the button below:
CSNO Section Spring Conferences
April 27-Central Valley Conference-Clovis USD
Topics: Gizmos & Gadgets: Improving Technology to Ease the Burden of Type 1 Diabetes; California Children’s Services Program Services
Dates and Locations:
June 18, 8am to 12:30pm San Joaquin County Office of Education, Stockton
CSNO's Vision Screening Training program provides an update for currently practicing credentialed school nurses and meet the California certification requirements for credentialed teachers (under the supervision of a credentialed school nurse) to conduct vision screening. This training provides lecture and practical application of current evidenced-based vision screening practices. 4.5 Continuing Education Contact Hours are available for this training. CSNO is an approved provider for California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider License # 04269.
CSNO School Nurse Academy
CSNO is has launched the next cohort of School Nurse Academies. The Academy is the result of the 2015 CSNO Strategic Planning efforts, where school nurses shared they needed professional learning support that could help navigate them through their initial years as a school nurse; until admitted into a school nurse credentialing program. According to a school nurse academy attendee, "I really liked that the class was so interactive. Because we are so often on our own in the school setting it was beneficially to have the opportunity to share experiences, knowledge and work together. The instructor has a wealth of information and it was so helpful to hear of her experiences and get her insight into the practice of school nursing." The School Nurse Academy is an 8 module (3 face to face; 5 online) hybrid professional learning opportunity designed by school nurses for school nurses. The Academy will be taught by experienced school nurses who will also serve as mentors and resource leaders. Contact Hours:
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing CEP#0426. Up to 60.5 Continuing Education Contact Hours available and included in CSNO Academy Costs.University Credit: The Teachers College of San Joaquin is offering 4 University Credit at $95/unit. University Credit is not included in CSNO School Nurse Academy price. Please note continuing education contact hours and university credit may not be earned simultaneously. Participant may select one or the other, but not both.
School Nurse Academy Dates:
June 17-19 San Joaquin County Office of Education, Stockton
School Nurses of California Foundation
The School Nurses of California Foundation (SNOCF) provides financial support for:
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CSNO 2019-2020 Membership Drive is underway. All CSNO membership expire June 30th! CSNO is the only professional organization advocating for and supporting California School Nurses.
School District Providers May be Reimbursed For Vaccine Administration
Effective for dates of service on or after November 1, 2018, Vaccines for Children (VFC) program enrolled School District providers may administer and receive reimbursement for vaccine administration during a routine preventive health examination. School District providers may obtain vaccines to administer during CHDP preventive health visits free of charge from the VFC program. Medi-Cal does not reimburse for the cost of provider-purchased vaccine, when the vaccine is available to the provider free of charge from the VFC program or other sources.Below is a list of reimbursable CPT codes included in the VFC program:
CPT Code Description
90371-Hepatitis B immune globulin (HBIg), human, intramuscular, non-VFC, purchased vaccine
90632-Hepatitis A vaccine (HepA), adult dosage, intramuscular, non-VFC, purchased vaccine
90636-Hepatitis A and hepatitis B vaccine (HepA-Hep B), adult dosage, intramuscular, non-VFC, purchased vaccine
90673-Influenza virus vaccine, trivalent (RIV3), derived from recombinant DNA, hemagglutinin (HA) protein only, preservative and antibiotic free, intramuscular, non-VFC, purchased vaccine
90675-Rabies vaccine, intramuscular Note: For post-exposure prophylaxis bites.
Diphtheria and tetanus toxoids adsorbed (DT), intramuscular, non-VFC, purchased vaccine
Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine, 23-valent (PPSV23), adult or immunosuppressed patient dosage, subcutaneous or intramuscular, VFC
Hepatitis B vaccine (HepB), dialysis or immunosuppressed patient dosage, 3 dose schedule, intramuscular, non-VFC, purchased vaccine
Hepatitis B vaccine (HepB), adult dosage, 3 dose schedule, intramuscular, non-VFC, purchased vaccine
An Erroneous Payment Correction (EPC) will be implemented to reprocess affected claims. No action is required of providers.
The School Nurses of California Foundation is very pleased to offer a new Grant Cycle for Spring 2019 with a $1,000 grant prize! All application proposals must incorporate SNOCF's 2019 Focus on Absenteeism. SNOCF is seeking well-designed projects related to improving school attendance or reducing chronic absenteeism. The Application period will close at midnight on April 30, 2019. Please see SNOCF’s website for more information: www.snocf.org.
School Nurse Ratio's and California Dashboard
CSNO has linked up with Kidsdata.org site to extract school nurse ratios by County. To locate your district data, please click on the Kidsdata.org website www.kidsdata.org/?site=full;
Select the Data by Topic tab
Click on Education & Child Care
Select Pupil Support Services (summary)
Locate the indicator you wish to examine.
American Academy of Pediatrics
CSNO Website Visits
The California School Nurses Organization is provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing CEP #04269
The California School Nurses Organization is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization as determined by the Internal Revenue Service.