Sponsors and Exhibitors: Sponsorships available at multiple levels and with creative benefits designed for the virtual environment. TAKE A LOOK and... be sure to share the link with the vendors you work with. The money we raise for the conference benefits our members and helps us keep conference registration fees low.

CSNO Conference Registration

Welcome to the 71st Annual CSNO Conference Registration Site. The CSNO Conference will look a little different this year as we transition to virtual means. The design of the conference is based upon CSNO member feedback. 

We’re living in a virtual world and, to a degree at least, we are all virtual individuals at this point. Our 2021 conference, of course, will be no different! A virtual environment means no travel expenses this year hopefully opening up opportunities for even more of our members than usual to participate.

This is a dynamic and changing time and ALL discussions are critical to school nurse success. Join us and be an active participant in our leadership movement. We look forward to having you involved!

The 2021 VIRTUAL Conference will provide all the things our attendees love about the CSNO Conference including opportunities to connect with others in our field, timely educational content and high-impact sessions. Not to mention social distancing at its best! Until we are able to meet face to face again, we plan to take advantage of the benefits that go along with going virtual and hope you will as well.

  • Saves Money -- An average of $750 in travel savings per attendee – hotel, air, mileage, ground transportation, parking, other.
  • Saves Time -- Requires zero travel and less time for all.
  • Broadens Network -- Participation not geographically bound resulting in greater reach and access.
  • Provides Easy to Use Technology -- Platforms for smooth and streamlined pre-, during, and post- event connections.
  • Comes with Gifts -- Special “conference mailer” for all who register a minimum of two weeks in advance of the conference dates.
  • Multitasking in a Good Way -- You can attend from anywhere so, go ahead sit outside, do some stretching / yoga or work on crafts / hobbies and... join the sessions.
  • Environmentally Friendly -- Virtual conferences equal zero waste.
  • Never Miss a Session -- Gone are the times you are torn between which session to attend. Choose one and watch replays of the others. Along with our conference app you never miss a handout or session. 

Program: The conference program was designed based on CSNO member feedback and includes two days of pre-conference sessions and two days of core conference activity.  CLICK HERE to download the draft agenda at a glance or view below.

Click below to get more information on the Pre-conference sessions:

Pre-conference intensives 

Our breakouts will include the following topics and more…

  • Narcotics Anonymous: How Schools can Leverage a Free Community Resource to Fight Drug Addiction
  • The Role of the School Nurse in Concussion
  • Learn About CA School Nurse Credential Programs
  • HIPAA/FERPA and Special Education
  • The Green Book: Guidelines for Specialized Physical Health-Care Services in Educational Settings
  • Disaster Sheltering During Unsettling Disasters
  • Epilepsy Topic
  • LEA Medi-Cal Billing Option Program Topic
  • Foundations of LGBTQ Adolescent Support
  • School Nurses Planning for Retirement: Getting There & What Comes After (Cosby)
  • Organization for the New School Nurse (Red)
  • Audiometry Topic
  • Diabetic Topic
  • Mental Health Topic
  • Mindful Matters:  Supporting Mindfulness Practice in Our
  • A Closer Look at the New Health Education Framework for Public Schools (#14, Price)—no restrictions
  • Weight Stigma and Health: Updates to Evidenced-Based Practice (#37, Dixon)
  • What's Near Your School That may be Making You and the Students Sick?
  • Reverse an Overdose, Save a Life
  • Supporting Community Health Through Vaccination

 Additional details will be posted here soon.

Registration, Fees & Benefits: The core conference fee includes your live participation in the conference (required for CE credit) and access to ALL session recordings (including the roughly 27 breakout sessions you didn’t actually attend) approximately two weeks post-conference. Additionally, if you register a minimum of two weeks prior to conference start, you will receive a special conference mailer. For that reason, it’s very important you include the appropriate mailing address (where you will actually be able to receive mail) on your registration form.

Should you also select one or more pre-conference sessions, the pre-conference fee includes your live participation in the session (required for CE credit) and access to the recording of the session approximately two weeks post-conference.

The California School Nurses Organization is provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing CEP #04269. Continuing Education Contact Hours have been identified by session length in accordance with BRN Standards. We regret to inform you that we will not be offer to college units this year. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Registration Rates:



The 2021 CSNO Virtual Conference registration is on a first come, first-served basis. Registration is only confirmed with payment in full. Until payment is received, the status will remain as pending and will not be considered in the final count.

Cancellation Policy: By completing the registration process, you are agreeing to pay the full conference registration fee. In the event that you need to cancel, your cancellation request will need to be submitted in writing to [email protected] on or before January 20, 2021. Requests received by January 10, 2021 will not incur a cancellation fee. From January 11-20,  2021, all cancellations will be subject to a $75 cancellation fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations made on or after January 21.

In the event you registered by check and had not yet submitted payment at the time of cancellation, and submitted your cancellation request on or after January 11, 2021, you will be billed and held responsible for the appropriate amount. Otherwise, please refer to our refund policy.

Refund Policy: No refunds will be offered on cancellations made on or after January 20, 2021. In the event you registered by check and haven’t yet paid, you will be billed and held responsible for full payment even if you cannot attend. Substitutions are welcome and may be made in writing up to 12:00 PM on Monday, February 1, 2021 without penalty. For cancellations on paid registrations made on or before January 20, 2021, all appropriate refunds will be made within 15 business days after the conference has taken place. No refunds will be issued on cancellations made on or after January 20, 2021.

Payment Instructions: Payment may be made by check, PayPal or credit card. Paying by PayPal or credit card fully completes your registration and avoids delays in payment processing as well as the risk of checks being lost in the mail. As a reminder, your full payment must be made before the conference starts.

Please make checks payable to CSNO and mail to: 

California School Nurses Organization
c/o CSNO 2021 Virtual Conference
3511 Del Paso Rd. Suite 160, PMB 230
Sacramento, CA 95835
IMPORTANT: Be sure to include your NAME (unless already listed on the check) and invoice number in the memo section of your check.


Videos / Photos: Registration and attendance at, or participation in, CSNO meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to CSNO's use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events and activities.

Medical Release: While CSNO does its best to provide the safest possible environment for the events (both virtual and in person events), the attendee acknowledges freely and knowingly that as a result of their registration and participation, they hereby assume responsibility for their own well-being and safety, releasing CSNO and MeetingWise LLC of any harm.

Registration Information: CSNO reserves the right to update the CSNO database with information provided by registrants for the 2021 CSNO Virtual Conference. With registration, the attendee agrees and acknowledges they are participating in the conference at their own free will.

PLEASE NOTE: No individual or entity—including a presenter / speaker — may electronically record or broadcast any portion of the 2021 CSNO Virtual Conference. Any recording (audio, video, still photography, etc.) of presentations during conference for personal or professional use is strictly prohibited.

The virtual conference will be held on Zoom using Attendee Hub / Crowd Compass as the conference app and meeting platform. You will be able to access all through your laptop, desktop and / or mobile phone. As a way to connect, all conference registrants (registered by or before Wednesday, February 3) will receive a “special conference mailer” that will be mailed prior to the summit including an agenda card, game / prize pieces, coupons / giveaways, sponsor info and more.

Additional details will be shared via email and on the website in coming weeks. Final planning details including Attendee Hub / Crowd Compass conference app access and Zoom links will be shared with registered attendees within one week of the conference dates.


 Q: Why do you need my mailing address?
 A: Assuming you are registering for the conference a minimum of two weeks in advance (on or before January 20) you will receive a special “special conference mailer” a few days prior to the conference that you’ll want access to during the virtual event. Therefore, we encourage you to register well in advance of the conference dates.

The mailer will include an agenda card, game / prize pieces, coupons / giveaways, sponsor info and more. As many of you are working from home right now, please be assured your mailing addresses will not be used for any other purpose nor will they be shared. If you are registering within two weeks prior, you’ll be able to find some of the items in the conference app made available to all attendees just prior to and during the conference.

Q: How do I make changes to my registration at a later date?
A: Please contact Monika Katyal, Office Manager, at 916-448-5752 or e-mail: [email protected]. Please be sure to make any changes a minimum of 48 hours prior to conference start. 


Q: What if I can no longer attend the conference? May I send someone in my place?
A: Yes! You are more than welcome to substitute someone in your place. To do so, please contact Monika Katyal, Office Manager at 916-448-5752 or e-mail: [email protected]. Please be sure to make any changes a minimum of 48 hours prior to summit start. If “special conference mailer” is already mailed (most likely on January 25th), it will be your responsibility to pass on.
Please note that only ONE "Special Conference Mailer" will be issued per registration. Provided your mailer has not been mailed, and your request has been made before the mailing, it will be mailed to the substituted registrant.

Q: Do presenters get a special rate?
A: Yes, presenters may register using the CSNO Retired, Student & Board rate for their registration type if attending the conference. If presenters are session only participants (logging in only for their session), there is no need for them to register. Presenter ONLY participants will receive a link to their specific sessions only.