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Central Valley Section President Welcome

Dear Central Valley School Nurses,

The mission of the California School Nurses Organization is to ensure that school nurses optimize student health and enhance learning.

Our Central Valley Section CSNO Leadership team is here to support school nurses who are working hard every day to ensure that each and every student receives competent, appropriate health care at school. Our Central Valley Credentialed School Nurses work hard to provide appropriate health services to a culturally, socioeconomically diverse community. Central Valley School Nurses rock!

As the Credentialed School Nurse, we are the experts in caring for students in school. School nurses are uniquely qualified to conduct nursing assessments that include physical health, mental health, and social and economic needs, all of which impact the well-being of children daily. We work hard to overcome barriers, facilitating access to health care and social services. We have multiple roles such as supervisor, trainer/educator, coordinator, case manager, collaborator, assessment, evaluation for health and safety of our students, just to name a few. Most often, we are the first health professional our students see. I do not know how many times, I have had a parent ask me “can you look at my child’s throat”, or the student says “ my mom said to have the school nurse check me.”

CSNO this year, especially, has stepped up and held zoom calls to discuss reopening of our schools, and with the help of our members (you) put out a reopening guideline for School Nurses that gained State and National Recognition.

I invite you to attend our section conference, which features local medical professionals who share their expertise through interactive presentations. Our state conferences features presentations from state and national health care professionals. They will be virtual this year due to Covid 19, but we are putting together some great speakers on current topics, not limited to Covid 19. We cordially invite you to join us on Facebook, and to participate in our section and state conferences. Please join us!!

Margaret Jolly, MSN, BSN, RN, Central Valley Section CSNO President

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Central Valley Section Events

Friday, July 29 to Sunday, July 31, 2022 CSNO Leadership at Burlingame

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Central Valley Section News

Beverly Miller Scholarship 
The Beverly Miller Scholarship was established in 2012 as a tribute to Beverly Miller and her dedication to the support of the profession of school nursing. One award in the amount of $1,000.00 will be given. All requirements must be submitted electronically by the deadline.
Qualifications:
  • School Nurse/RN enrolled in the School Nurse Services Credential program at CSU, Fresno
  • Currently employed as a School Nurse
  • Member of CSNO
Deadline: October 1st, 2022 - APPLY HERE!

 

Central Valley Scholarship 
The Central Valley California School Nurses Organization (CV-CSNO) offers a Graduate Scholarship Program for School Nurses working toward the completion of their credential in School Nurse Services or higher education learning programs. One award in the amount of $1,000.00 will be given. All requirements must be submitted electronically by the deadline.
Qualifications:
  • Possession of a baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally-accredited college or university
  • A valid Registered Nurse License issued by the State of California
  • Current member of the California School Nurses Organization - Central Valley Section
  • Currently enrolled in a Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) approved School Nurse Credential program or higher education learning program ( ie. Masters, Doctoral, and/or NP program).
Deadline: October 1st, 2022 - APPLY HERE!

 

Valley Children's Newsletter

 

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Central Valley Section Board

Elected Board Positions


Margaret Jolly
President
2020-2022


Nancy Kimura
President Elect
*2021-2022
(*fulfilling K.M's term 2020-2021)


Marilyn Glinskas
Past President
2020-2022

 


Aurora Licudine
Secretary
2020-2022

Dianne White
Treasurer
2021-2023

Tamara Cochran
Board Member At Large
2020-2022

Pat Soper
Awards & Scholarship Chair
2021-2023

Lyna Nguyen
Communications Chair
2021-2023

Lori Cuadras
Membership Chair
2020-2022

LeAnn Williamson
Arrangements Co-Chair
2020-2022

Julie Gong
Arrangements Co-Chair
2020-2022


Linda Hinojosa
Government Relations Chair (GRC)
2020-2022

 

Kelsey Campbell
Professional Products Co-Chair
2020-2022
BreeAnn Lewis
Professional Products Co-Chair
2020-2022


Specialty Practice Committees
(Appointed by the President)

 

 

Vacant
Adolescent Health
2020-2022

 
 
 
Vacant
Early Childhood
2020-2022

Caitlyn Pendley
School Health Services Leader
2020-2022

Marylouise Castano
Special Education
2020-2022


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Central Valley Photo Gallery


About the CSNO Central Valley Section

Central Valley Section by Charlotte Brandt, Past CSNO State President

In 1965, the Central Section of CSNO (one of four sections) had 204 members and spanned from Central Coast to Nevada Border, north from Kern to the Bay Area. A steering committee to investigate the idea of breaking off from the Bay/Coast area was formed and first met in Fresno on March 5, 1965. Ruth Thomas was named chair. A "Call to Charter" was held on May 17, 1969 to get enough signatures to petition CSNO to start the Central Section.
CSNO State President Margaret Helton noted in her 1969 annual report that the Central Valley Section was chartered as the fifth Section of CSNO. The new section was formerly the eastern half of Central section. Following separation, it was decided by the members to name the Western remaining half as Bay Coast Section.

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