17th Annual School Nurse Conference: School Nursing, Navigating the River of Complexity - November 1-3 - San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter, San Antonio, TX.
Early-Bird Registration begins September 1st and ends September 30th, Late Registration Oct 1st -Oct 18th- Please read the Conference Brochure for more information. See you there!
TSNO has reserved a block of specially priced rooms for the conference. The reduced price is only good through October 17 or until all rooms are booked, whichever comes first. In order to secure the special group rate of $169 plus state & local taxes for one single or 2 double beds, please make your reservation now.
You will find the information for your online reservation by using this link TSNO room rate link
If you have questions or need help with the link, please do not hesitate to ask. You may also contact Marriott Reservations directly at 1-800-228-9290 and mention "Texas School Nurses Organization" to receive your group rate.
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Sunny Thomas Memorial Award deadline is coming up next month. All applications must be postmarked no later than October 15th. The purpose of this award is to promote continuing education for the school nurse. It provides up to $1000 stipend for one Texas school nurse to attend the NASN conference. Details can be found at Access Guidelines and Application Form.
Power of the Purse
Power of the Purse is TSNO's state conference fundraiser. This year we are establishing the TSNO Disaster Relief Fund. This fund will provide assistance to nurses that have experienced a natural disaster.
Purse Donation: To make the silent auction process run smoothly, we will be collecting information electronically on your donations. Please go and "Sign up". You will have the opportunity to give a description and value of each purse.
Please bring your purse for donation to the conference registration desk upon check-in.
Excellence in School Nursing Poster Showcase
Please share your best practices with your fellow nurses. We want to showcase the ideas and programs that our varied and talented nurses across the state use in their practice at our Annual Conference November in San Antonio. LVN abstracts must be co-authored by an RN.
View a presentation, What, Why and How To to learn more.
Poster Guidelines Download guidelines and application, due no later than October 15, 2019
Regional Presidents Dinner - Leading Effective Meetings in Healthcare - Mindy G. Spigel, RN, MSN, CPN, CPXP -Presentation Handout
School nurses are using Twitter to share educational information to keep students healthy and ready to learn. Be sure and use #TSNO2019 during Conference to connect with your fellow school nurses.
Conference Packet - In our effort to be more"green" this year, we ask that you download or if you prefer, print these conference forms out for your use along with the presentations/handouts.
Session Presentations and Handouts
Conference Speaker Bios - click here
Essential Elements to Health and Happiness: The Path to Success - Patricia Sulak, MD - Presentation
Vector Borne Diseases, What School Nurses Need to Know - Libby Carver, DNP,FNP,RN,CNE; Mustapha Debboun, PhD, BCE - Carver Presentation Carver Handout Debboun Presentation Debboun Handout
No More Empty Desks - A School Nurse's Story of Advocacy - Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSN Presentation Handout
The Complex Role of the School Nurse in Threat Assessments - Denise Kablaitis, MSN, RN; Police Chief Patrick Petherbridge Presentation Handout
Navigating the Texas Board of Nursing Scope of Practice Decision-Making Model - Deanna Bunting, RN; Adalia DelBosque, MSN,RN; Francis Luna, MSN, RN, NCSN Handout
Geriatrics: How It MIght Affect Your Practice as a School Nurse - Natalie D. Garry, RN, BSN, MSN, GNP-BC - Presentation Handout
Skills-Based Approach to Managing Chronic Health Conditions in Schools - Nicole Bobo, MSN, RN, NASN Director of Education - Presentation Handout Case Study
School Nurse Resilience: Facing the Storm - Laurie G. Combe, MN, RN, NCSN, NASN President Presentation Handout Exercise List of Values
Business Meeting and Officer Reports
The Annual Business Meeting will be held Sunday, November 03, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. in conjunction with the TSNO Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX. All members are invited to attend. Here are some documents you will find helpful:
Business Meeting Standing Rules
2018 Business Meeting Minutes
Business Meeting Agenda
2018 Statement of Assets
2020 Approved Budget
TSNO Bylaw Proposal
Officer, Board and Committee Chair Annual Reports
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System, is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association – Approver, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.