School Nurse Academy August 5, 2023 8:30 am-2:30 pm; Zoom

The next cohort for CSNO’s School Academy will launch Saturday, August 5, 2023 from 8:30 am-2:30 pm. The School Nurse Academy was designed by school nurses for those aspiring to be or that are registered, credentialed school nurses. The course 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 August 19, 2023 from 9-1. 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 an approved provider 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 maybe made, however substitutions are welcome.

Register HERE  

CSNO Happy Hour-Free to All School Nurses
Dirty Lil Secrets of School Nursing
June 7, 2023; 2:15-3:45

School nurses have all kinds of secrets that lead to best practices. Come learn from your colleagues about their approaches to meeting deadlines while fostering optimal student health.  It will all get divulged in some dirty lil school nursing secrets.
 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
CSNO will offer 1.5 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 Health Services Data Project
Deadline: June 30th 2023

Dear California School Nurses,
You are invited to participate in the inaugural CSNO Health Services Data Collection project. We hope you will take part!

The site linked above contains all necessary data collection worksheets and links to the actual online surveys. The information is brief, but important, so please read it carefully. Data from the 22-23 school year are being collected.

There are TWO surveys, each asking different questions about aspects of Health Services provision in your district. Depending on your current data collection process (which may be extensive or non-existent), this process might take 30-90 +/- minutes. We understand that you are very busy and that this is asking a lot of you at the end of what was an already busy school year. But, please consider that this investment in time and effort will be worth it as it can help School Nurses in California better understand the current status of and needs in school health services, which can be used to inform the development of programs and access to resources. This data collection process will occur annually.

If you have any questions about this survey or the questions on the survey, please contact Rachel McClanahan, DNP, RN, NCSN, CNE - CSNO School Nurse Educators Specialty Practice Committee Chair and Associate Professor and Coordinator, School Nurse Services Credential Program, California State University, Fullerton, at [email protected].

Thank you for your participation!


Together We Shine
CSNO 2023-2024 Membership Drive Launches

CSNO is pleased to launch the 2023-2024 membership drive. Membership spans from June 30-July 1 annually. Take advantage of early-bird pricing, which goes through September 30, 2023 and register now.  Members that renewed with the CSNO 2023 Annual Conference and Spring Conferences will span through June 30, 2024.  CSNO has membership incentives for individuals that recruit the most members. These incentives include a free 74th CSNO Annual Conference Registration for the CSNO who recruits the most new members (1 total-nontransferable); a free 74th CSNO Annual Preconference for the second highest recruiter (1 total-nontransferable).  Free CSNO membership for members that recruit the greatest number of members per section (5 total-nontransferable). Individuals will be selected mid November so they may register for the incentive if selected. For more information, please contact Monika Katyal at the CSNO Office 916-448-5752.  Visit Join CSNO


CSNO Membership Survey

Thank you for your CSNO membership.  We appreciate all that you do to support the health and well-being of children. The CSNO Standing Rules call for a biennial Membership survey.  Your input is important to us and we look to refine and improve the way we serve our members. Please complete the survey. It is estimated it will take 10 minutes of your time.  It is completely voluntary. The CSNO State Board will review your feedback at CSNO Leadership in July.  Feedback has been used to support our school nurses.  We look forward to serving you! Thank you for you time.

Take the CSNO Member Survey

 AB 1810 The Seizure Safe Schools Act

Under Assembly Bill 1810 and California Education Code § 49468 et esq., The Seizure Safe Schools Act, school districts are required to seek volunteers, in the absence of a school nurse, to administer emergency anti-seizure medication to identified pupils experiencing seizure conditions. The California Education Code has multiple requirements surrounding staff notification, parent notification, parental shared seizure action plan and specific training requirements. 

AB 1810 Language

Sample Volunteer Staff Letter 

Specialized Physical Healthcare Procedures in the Educational Setting: Seizures

 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

 Updated Guidelines 22-23 school year have been posted.