CSNO Happy Hour-Free to All School Nurses

Wednesday, February 8, 2:15-4:15pm

Sharing Hot Topics in School Nursing-Boots to the Ground Feedback
Meet and Greet Erin Ross, RN, MS, FNP,  RCSN, California State School Nurse Consultant & LeeAngela & Nick Romley, Capitol Advisors, CSNO Lobbyists.   

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

CSNO will offer 2.0 Continuing Education Contact Hours for this experience.
The California School Nurses Organization is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing CEP #04269.

CSNO Happy Hour-Free to All School Nurses
Monday, March 6, 2:30-3:30 pm

Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy

Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy 

According to Hassan and Tornvall (2017), Takotsubo syndrome is a recently recognized acute cardiac disease entity with a clinical presentation resembling that of an acute coronary syndrome. The typical takotsubo syndrome patient has a unique circumferential left (bi-) ventricular contraction abnormality profile that extends beyond a coronary artery supply territory and appears to follow the anatomical cardiac sympathetic innervation. Come learn about the syndrome and efforts to mitigate this with staff and students in the educational setting

To register please visit  https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcpd-iqrjovH928je2dbjY8XkyjzLRPOOlo

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

CSNO will offer 1.0 Continuing Education Contact Hours for this experience.
The California School Nurses Organization is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing CEP #04269.


 Updated Guidelines 22-23 school year have been posted.



We look forward to seeing you in person at the conference in Riverside, CA. The Silent Auction is an
important event at our annual conference, and we need your support to make this a success! Please
use this link to sign up for your contribution(s): CSNO 2023 Silent Auction MASTER Donations Spreadsheet

Helpful Guidelines for your Donation:
Bring your item (s) packaged and ready for display. Packaging materials will not be available at the
Print and complete the top portion ONLY of a bid sheet (click title) including value (minimum bid and
bid increment will be completed by committee) and attach it to your item at drop off. Items may be
dropped off at the CSNO Information Desk at the Riverside Convention Center upon arrival
(preferably on Thursday). 

1. Themed gift baskets–great for group efforts. Decide on a theme and have everyone
2. Gift cards–great for those traveling home by plane. Find a cute way to display your
card ore cards.
3. Luxury items–purses, technology devices, wine, chocolate, and the list goes on.  
4. Homemade crafts to pamper our nurses.   
5. Repurposed new and unused holiday gifts–add other new items to make a themed
6. Items to help a fellow school nurse rejuvenate…Think of your favorite go-to items that
help you start your day off on the right foot or that help you finish off your day on a
good note.

Those not able to attend conference may still contribute by sending their items with a conference
attendee. We greatly appreciate all donations.

 CSNO School Nurse Academy-Spring Cohort-Saturday March 4, 2023

The next cohort for CSNO’s School Academy will launch Saturday, March 4, 2023 from 9am-3:00 pm. The School Nurse Academy was designed by school nurses for school nurses. The Academy features a hybrid learning experiences. One and half modules will be conducted via Zoom; the remaining modules studied online. Zoom portions include The 21st Century Framework for School Nursing and the role of the school nurse as well as Vision screening in the Educational Setting. Online learning modules include Physical assessment of school-aged students in educational settings, Legal Aspects; MTSS and the continuum of SST to IEP; Emergency Response and Safe Schools; Communicable Diseases; Immunizations; Population Health and Community Health; School Nurse Image; and School Health Financing. The modules include interactive activities that allow for self-paced course work The CSNO School Nurse Academy is facilitated by experienced school nurse leaders who serve or served on the CSNO State Board. The vision screening 1/2 day module will be facilitated on March 11, 2023. School Nurse Academy attendees automatically become CSNO members since organizational support is critical to school nurse success. CSNO is pleased to offer 60 continuing education contact hour through the California Board of Registered Nursing for the entire academy. Module 1 is comprised of 5 Continuing Education Contact Hours. The California School Nurses Organization is provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing CEP #04269. This school nurse academy cohort is limited to 25 participants who enroll on a first come, first served basis. We regret that once registered, no cancellations or refunds may be made, however substitutions are welcome.
Register here for the School Nurse Academy


The Menstrual Equity Act Handbook

Review the Handbook

AB 10 (2017)* came from three young high school students in Stockton who approached me
and were aware of my work to eliminate the sales tax on menstrual products. They said that
was good and were appreciative, but also shared with me that they should have free
menstrual products in school. Then they shared how they struggled to afford products and
how that affected their education. One said she missed school whenever she had no
products. One said she used socks with toilet paper and newspapers and one memorized
where all the fancy hotels were because they usually had free menstrual products.

School Nurse Lead or Health Services COE Leads

CSNO is interested in gathering the names of school nurse/health services leads at the county office of education. We have been working in partnership with the new state school nurse consultant and are looking to revitalize the quarterly school nurse meetings with CDE.  If you or someone you know serves in a leadership position at the COE as the school nurse leader/health services coordinator, please complete the information below held in the link. Thank you



Policy Statement

AAP Policy Statement on Off-Label Medication Use
The American Academy of Pediatrics has a position statement on the use of off-label medication use with children. The purpose of off-label use is to benefit the individual patient. Practitioners use their professional judgment to determine these uses. As such, the term “off-label” does not imply an improper, illegal, contraindicated, or investigational use. Therapeutic decision-making must always rely on the best available evidence and the importance of the benefit for the individual patient.

Off label AAP Position Statement

 A Day in the Life of a School Nurse

​Inside California Education is a public television series that explores the challenges, issues and stories of public education.  Recently the station highlighted school nursing.  Please feel free to share with your school communities.

Day in the life of a School Nurse