Texas School Nurses Organization

May 2017

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President's Message

School Nurse Day provides a wonderful opportunity to celebrate YOU and your profession as a school nurse. Your districts and your campuses are so fortunate to have you as the healthcare leader who advocates and coordinates care of your students. As Texas School Nurses, this day arrives when many of us may only have two and a half to three weeks of school left with the over 5,000,000 children we care for on a daily basis.


As you celebrate, I hope you take time to reflect on your professional goals. Have you achieved what you set out to do this year? How can you improve? How will you continue to grow as a professional? Become familiar with the School Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice. They will help guide you in your professional growth. NASN’s Framework for 21st Century School Nursing Practice can also provide guidance for you to reach the goal of supporting student health and academic success by contributing to a healthy and safe school environment.


Thank you for all you do! Making a difference in the life of even one child can have a tremendous positive lifelong effect!


Sláinte (health) to you,

Lisa Sicilio, MEd, BSN, RN, NCSN

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Congratulations, Laurie Combe!

Please join me in congratulating Laurie Combe, MN, RN, NCSN of Texas. Laurie has been elected as President-elect of NASN.

Laurie will be inducted at the NASN Annual Meeting in San Diego on Sunday, July 2.

NASN is on the move! School nurses make a difference every day and NASN supports our nation's students by providing the resources, tools and programs school nurses need for 21st century school nursing practice.

Onward,

Beth

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Beth Mattey, MSN, RN, NCSN
President
National Association of School Nurses

Do you know a great nurse?

School Nurse of the Year- SNOY


Do you know a great nurse? Share all that she (he) does for students, faculty and community by nominating that nurse for Texas School Nurse of the Year. One applicant per region, must be submitted by the Region President. http://www.txsno.org/abouttsno/awards/schoolnurseoftheyear

Is your School Nurse Administrator head and shoulders above the rest?

School Nurse Administrator of the Year- SNAY


Is your School Nurse Administrator head and shoulders above the rest? Do you want to recognize him or her for their leadership in school health? Then recognize them for the School Nurse Administrator of the Year award. http://www.txsno.org/tsno/abouttsno/awards/schoolnurseadministratoroftheyear

A Parent's Gratitude


Frances Downs, BSN, RN from Gonzales Elementary School shares a note from a single mother who was having serious health concerns of her own. A great reminder of how much each of you means to your kids and their parents.


Dear Nurse,

My little one did his treatment at 6:45 AM this morning. I will pick up his meds for the last time today after his treatment around 3:15 PM. Thank you for helping my take care of my son. I don't worry about him when he is at school because you are a great person and a very caring nurse. Thank you again for all that you do for all our kids.

Definition of School Nursing

School nursing, a specialized practice of nursing, protects and promotes student health, facilitates optimal development, and advances academic success. School nurses, grounded in ethical and evidence-based practice, are the leaders who bridge health care and education, provide care coordination, advocate for quality student-centered care, and collaborate to design systems that allow individuals and communities to develop their full potential. Adopted by the NASN Board of Directors February 2017.

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TSNO Executive Committee

ELECTED OFFICERS:

PRESIDENT Lisa Sicilio - Region 6

lsicilio.tsno@gmail.com

PRESIDENT-ELECT Lisa Formby - Region 16

lisa.formbytsno@gmail.com

TREASURER Aida Salazar - Region 19

acsalazar@elp.rr.com

Secretary Adalia Del Bosque - Region 1

adaliadelbosque.tsno@gmail.com

NASN DIRECTOR Laurie Combe - Region 4

lcombe.tsno@gmail.com

NOMINATIONS COORDINATOR Laurie Smith - Region 8

Lsmith1@pittsburgisd.net


STANDING COMMITTEE CHAIRS:

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Lisa Blackmon-Jones

lblackmonjones.TSNO@gmail.com

ADVOCACY CHAIR Chanthini Thomas - Region IV

cthomas.tsno@gmail.com

SCHOOL HEALTH ISSUES Karen Schwind - Region 13

karenschwind.tsno@gmail.com

MEMBER SERVICES Art Oaxaca Region 19

roaxaca@esc19hs.net


APPOINTED COORDINATORS:

Membership Coordinator Linda Howard - Region 8

lindahoward.tsno@gmail.com

REGION PRESIDENTS Coordinator Sarah Batson - Region 17

sbatson.tsno@gmail.com

EXHIBIT LIAISON Diane Hunt-Bullard - Region 20

EXECUTIVE BOARD LIAISON/ WEBSITE & MARKETING COORDINATOR Kara Delay - Region 8 kdelay@atlisd.net

Nurse Planner Karen Broussard - Region 4

kbroussard.tsno@gmail.com