California School Nurses Organization
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.
CSNO Conference Bulletin and Annual Report
CSNO is please to share the 69th Annual Conference Bulletin as well as CSNO State Board Reports, which includes the financial report for CSNO. Over 600 nurses attended the annual conference recently held in Monterey. Save the date for CSNO 70th Anniversary, which will be held February 13-16, 2020 at the Orange County Hyatt Regency Hotel.
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 works with Jones-Sawyer on school nurse legislation
Assemblymember Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer (D-South Los Angeles) introduced Assembly Bill 258, legislation that establishes a grant will fund health, mental health and other supportive services for California students.“The need for supportive services at schools has long been recognized,” said Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer. School-based services fosters the assessment and treatment for students with physical and mental health needs. California School Nurses Organization applauds Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer for introducing AB 258, which recognizes the physical, mental, and social health needs of students. Children and adolescents do not leave their health issues at the school’s front door. School nurse assessments and interventions increase and support student health and well-being. Studies have revealed that the addition of full-time school nurses improved the attendance among students with chronic absenteeism. This reinvestment fosters increased school attendance at school and improved health outcomes for youth.
Tony Thurmond, State Superintendent of Public Instruction vows support of School Health and School Nurses.
Six hundred school nurses converged in Monterey at the 69th Annual CSNO Conference to learn about critical school health issues including Pediatric Cardiology updates; Immunization Schedule changes, Special Education topics and many more. The highlight of the conference was the delivery of an awards presentation by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond. Thurmond shared his own story of growing up in adverse conditions which included losing his mom to cancer at the age of six. Thurmond touted the impact education made on his life and his commitment to children and youth to include ensuring students have the necessary access to health services and school nurses.
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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.