TSNO 2019 Conference

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 DonationTo 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.

Sign up here

Exhibitor Registration 

Exhibitor Prospectus
Hotel Floorplan
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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 presentationWhat, 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

Twitter-icon.pngSchool 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

President's Annual Report
NASN Director
Professional Development
Member Services
Advocacy Chair
Nominations Coordinator

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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.