Texas School Nurses Organization
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
Congratulations, Laurie Combe!
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.
Beth Mattey, MSN, RN, NCSN
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.
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.
TSNO Executive Committee
PRESIDENT Lisa Sicilio - Region 6
PRESIDENT-ELECT Lisa Formby - Region 16
TREASURER Aida Salazar - Region 19
Secretary Adalia Del Bosque - Region 1
NASN DIRECTOR Laurie Combe - Region 4
NOMINATIONS COORDINATOR Laurie Smith - Region 8
STANDING COMMITTEE CHAIRS:
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Lisa Blackmon-Jones
ADVOCACY CHAIR Chanthini Thomas - Region IV
SCHOOL HEALTH ISSUES Karen Schwind - Region 13
MEMBER SERVICES Art Oaxaca Region 19
Membership Coordinator Linda Howard - Region 8
REGION PRESIDENTS Coordinator Sarah Batson - Region 17
EXHIBIT LIAISON Diane Hunt-Bullard - Region 20
EXECUTIVE BOARD LIAISON/ WEBSITE & MARKETING COORDINATOR Kara Delay - Region 8 firstname.lastname@example.org
Nurse Planner Karen Broussard - Region 4