CSNO Happy Hour-Free to All School Nurses
Oral Health Screening Requirements
& Best Practices

Thursday, April 27, 2:15-3:45 pm 

Paula Lee MPH, RDHAP - Dental Hygiene Consultant
Dental issues are one of the top five reasons children miss school. School nurses are
on the front line to support student access to dental services. California Education
 Section 49452.8 states that all school districts shall submit a report each year
to the county office of education of the county in which the school district is located.
Additionally, school districts are encouraged to submit their data online. Learn about
the oral health requirements, best practices in obtaining and reporting data and
local resources that can assist with implementation.

Register in advance for this meeting:

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.

Human Paillomavirus, HPV Vaccines & Vaccine Hesitancy

May 15, 2023:  2:15-3:30 (we regret CECH will NOT be offered for this session)

Michael Brown, MD, FAAP,  Regional Medical Director, Southeast Region, Merck

Human Papillomavirus is the most common STI.  Many young people become infected
in their late teens and early 20's.  Some forms of HPV can cause cancer and even death.
Some people are infected with the virus, but  never develop signs and symptoms and
do not know they have HPV. Come learn about HPV and vaccination efforts to prevent its spread.

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 
We regret that Continuing Education Contact Hours will not be offered for this session.

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.

Register in advance for this meeting:

 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.


 Updated Guidelines 22-23 school year have been posted.

Dahle (R) Revises AB 1722

An updated version of AB 1722 was released by Assemblymember Dahle and staff. The revised legislation focuses on, in the event multiple attempts to hire a credentialed school nurse are unsuccessful or when there are no school nurse applicants, the district may hire an RN or LVN.  The hired RN or LVN must be supervised by a credentialed school nurse in a district or county office of education.  Dahle's Assembly District 01 covers the very rural areas of Northern California where staffing struggles are exacerbated by distance and rural landscape. Districts have turned to the Assemblymember reporting that individuals with health care experience are better than having no one. There are models where districts contract with LEA's  to provide services with multiple levels of practitioner types.  With respect to hearing screening, provided the practitioner obtains a school audiometric certification, they may work with the credentialed school nurse to provide hearing screening.  We recognize this has been difficult, but the intent is to provide students access to some type of health care in the educational setting.  In a call today, CSNO met with the California Board of Registered Nursing, California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians, the California Department of Education State School Consultant, and CSNO Lobbyists.  There were additional recommendations that were sent forward and CSNO will continue to offer language and work with the author.  The bill is scheduled to be heard tomorrow, March 29, 2023 in the Education Committee  https://aedn.assembly.ca.gov/hearings.  To review the updated language of AB 1722, please visit https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Di2J-IG-UO-bwLhrvVXaGbB4loK29Xlw/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=106230973490814010142&rtpof=true&sd=true

CSNO Section Spring Conference Registration Now Open
Northern Section
May 20, 2023; 7:45-8:15 Registration and Breakfast; 8:15-2:30 Program
San Joaquin County Office of Education, Burwoods 1 & 2; 2707 Transworld Drive, Stockton

Getting Along: How to Work with Anyone (Even Difficult People); Author Speaker Coach Amy Gallo; 
Book will be provided to conference attendees. 

Leading with Legislative Advocacy;
Lee Angela Reid and Nick Romley, Capitol Advisors, CSNO Lobbyists
Legal Issues in School Nursing;
Capitol Advisors.

Click HERE to register

San Diego Imperial Section 
Mini-Conference on Zoom
Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Concussion Management in 2023: Updates in Best Practice and Impact of Concussion on Mental Health
View the flyer and pricing
Register now

Central Valley Section 
Spring Conference (Hybrid)
Saturday, April 29, 2023
  • Infection Prevention and Control in School Settings
  • Back to School with an Ostomy: How to Care for Your Students
  • General Business Meeting/Awards & Installation
  • School Meals: Feeding Minds & Fueling Futures- Nutrition Services
  • Sight vs Vision – How to Identify Commonly Overlooked Vision Issues in Children with Learning Difficulties
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Register now


Save the Dates
CSNO Section Spring Conferences

Central Coast Section-May 6, 2023

Oxnard USD District Office, 1800 Solar Drive, Oxnard, CA, 93030
Topics TBD

Bay Coast Section-May 6, 2023
Michael's Shore Line, 2960 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA, 94043 
Topics TBD

 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