CSNO President's Message
Suzie Skaden, MEd, RN, PHN, RCSN

Welcome! It is my honor to continue serving as president of the California School Nurse Organization. I
am very appreciative of the collective efforts of our CSNO state board officers and section leaders, as
well as the driving force of our executive director, Sheri Coburn. CSNO strives to keep its members
current and informed on the standards of professional school nurse practice. Change happens, and to
quote a television reality show, “expect the unexpected” has become our new normal (or has it not
always been that way in school nursing?).

CSNO has the belief that lifelong learning benefits professional school nurse growth and enhances
individual practice. Explore our CSNO website and discover the vast resources available to members,
such as postings on current trends and events with upcoming training/ workshop/ conference dates; a
variety of online professional training program offerings to meet individual need; current state school
health laws; peer reviewed position statements regarding professional practice; specialty items to
enhance your school nurse practice, and much more. If something is missing that you think would be
beneficial to other school nurses, let us know! We appreciate your feedback and want everyone to find
value in their membership.

CSNO welcomes member involvement and encourages you to be active. Attend a section workshop or
state conference, volunteer to work on a committee of interest, run for a CSNO board office, share
resources and encourage others to join CSNO. Networking with members and becoming involved not
only expands your school nurse knowledge, but can be fun and professionally rewarding.
Thank you for your membership and for allowing me to serve as your CSNO president. Together we can!
Suzie Skadan MEd RN PHN CSN
CSNO President