Skadan steps in as new CSNO State President


Suzie Skaden from Central Valley Section took office July 1, 2021.  Suzie is joined with  her CSNO Officers who will serve through June 2023.  This change comes as a result of the two-year Presidential term ending.  CSNO wishes to thank Pamela Kahn, MPH, RN and the 2019-2021 State Board for all of their hard work.  A highlight of Kahn’s leadership is landing the State School Nurse position back onto the Governor’s desk, which is awaiting signature. Initially in AB 285 (Berman), Kahn and her Cabinet worked tirelessly to pass the Bill through both houses and onto Appropriations, where the Bill was placed in Suspense (killed).  A week later CSNO was ecstatic to learn the Bill’s contents had been moved into the budget (AB and SB 129), along with the Office of School-Based Health, for funding and Newsom’s approval. The Governor has begun signing Bills that will impact educational entities.  CSNO is keeping its fingers crossed that AB/SB 129 will be imprinted with Newsom’s signature.

CSNO membership 21-22 Drive Kick-Off
CSNO Membership goes from July 1-June 30
Early-Bird CSNO Membership registrations end September 30, 2021


CDPH Safe Schools for All 

COVID-19 Resource Center

During this unprecedented time of COVID-19, resources for school nurses are vital. CSNO has put together a COVID-19 Recovery Plan, as well as pulled together some of the latest guidance, and other resources. We have created a dedicated page to all things COVID-19. Click below to view those resources.

COVID-19 Resources

American Academy of Pediatrics

The Link Between School Attendance and Good Health, January 2019 Policy Statement

Attendance & Health

American Academy of Pediatrics

Role of the School Nurse in Providing School Health Services May 2016 Policy Statement

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

CSNO 72nd Annual Conference Call for Presenters

The California School Nurses Organization (CSNO) invites you to share your knowledge and experience with other professionals at our 2022 “Navigating Change: Riding the Tide with Vision, Skill and Confidence!” 72nd Annual Conference in Monterey, CA. We are accepting proposals that will focus on educating our members on new concepts, innovations and discoveries that can advance the practices of school nurses in California and enhance their interactions with students, families, the community and other professionals. 

The Message Behind Our Conference Theme: 

Our conference committee chose the theme Navigating Change: Riding the Tide with Vision, Skill and Confidence!” to set the tone for the conference and to provide prospective speakers with guidance on how to shape their proposals. 

Change /CHānj/ Verb 

Make (someone or something) different; alter or modify. "both parties voted against proposals to change thelaw" 

Replace (something) with something else, especially something of the same kind that is newer or better;substitute one thing for (another). "she decided to change her name" 

vi∙sion /ˈviZHən/ noun 

The faculty or state of being able to see. "she had defective vision" 

The ability to think about or plan the future with imagination or wisdom. "the organization had lost its vision anddirection" 

Skill /skil/ noun 

The ability to do something well; expertise. "difficult work, taking great skill" 

con∙fi∙dence /ˈkänfədəns/ Noun 

The feeling or belief that one can rely on someone or something; firm trust. "we had every confidence in thestaff" 

The state of feeling certain about the truth of something. "it is not possible to say with confidence how much ofthe increase in sea levels is due to melting glaciers" 

A feeling of self‐assurance arising from one's appreciation of one's own abilities or qualities. "she's brimmingwith confidence" 

Who Attends the CSNO Annual Conferences? 

Our membership includes over 1,700 members and we have six regional sections: Bay Coast, Central Valley, Northern, San Diego/Imperial, Southern, and our newly added Central Coast. CSNO members include school nurses and other school based health care providers.  As a collective team, we make a difference in the lives of students statewide. CSNO is the ONLY Statewide organization supporting professional school nurses and school health team members. Our organizational objectives are to ensure school nurses have the skills and resources needed to provide exceptional care;

every student will have access to a credentialed school nurse; and students will have optimal health and attend class ready to learn. Join CSNO and share our goal of optimizing student health and enhancing learning. 

We welcome your proposal for our BREAKOUT SESSIONS and/or PRE‐CONFERENCE INTENSIVES and KEYNOTE / GENERAL SESSIONS. Please be sure that the topic relates to this year’s conference theme. To submit your proposal, please refer to the guidelines below. Materials and information presented should reflect the ethics and standards of the California School Nurse Organization (CSNO). 


How to Submit a Presenter Proposal: Please clickHERE to complete and submit your proposal form. Presentation proposals must be submitted by or before July 21st.


It’s important that you fill out each section completely, and as requested, or we will not be able to review your proposal. Ideally, we would like you to be available all conference dates so that, once sessions are chosen (availability may have an impact), we may place them where they best fit for the conference. However, you have an opportunity on the form to indicate any unavailable dates/times. IMPORTANT: By completing a proposal form you are also committing to presenting online should your proposal be selected and should the conference move to virtual at a later date.