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TSNO Election Time

Please take time to look at the proposed Bylaws change in an effort to align with NASN. We will be voting on this at the annual Business Meeting, November 15, in Dallas.
It's also election time for the position of TSNO Secretary. We hope that you take the time to read through the information for our wonderful candidates. The link to voting is in this flyer towards the bottom of the page. Thank you for making your voice heard!  

Your TSNO Elections

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 in November in Dallas.  LVN abstracts must be co-authored by an RN. Click here for a power point presentation  - What, Why and How To and here for the application.  All applications are due no later thanOctober 15, 2015.

Powerpoint Presentation 

Your TSNO Conferences

TSNO 13th Annual Conference Registration is now open!

Registration is now open for the 13th Annual TSNO Conference. Come join us in Dallas November 13-15, for great sessions and inspirational speakers. Click here for the conference brochure. Click here to be redirected to the conference registration website. If you will be paying for conference with a check, make sure to click the "Show other payment options" link under the green "Register" button on the first page of registration, then click "Pay offline". That will take you to the correct page with directions for mailing your check to TSNO. If you have any questions, contact the Conference Registrar Wendi Kendrick at txsnoconf@gmail.com. Hope to see you in Big D!

2015 TSNO Conference Vendor Registration is open!

We are so excited to announce that vendor registration is now open for the 2015 TSNO Conference, November 13-15 at the Sheraton Downtown Dallas, Texas.  Please look through the prospectus, choose your booth(s) from the floor plan and then click the registration link that will take you to Eventbrite to register.
Remember, it is first come first assigned.

Vendor Registration link,  Conference Prospectus and Hotel Floorplan documents.
If you have any questions about vendor registration, please email Lisa Formby at tsnoexhibit@gmail.com.

Your TSNO Conferences

Free Suicide Prevention Symposium

Suicide Prevention Symposium: Coming Together to Care. August 19, 2015, Houston, TX. This is a free - but limited - event. Click this link to be redirected to the registration page. If you have any questions, email Lisa@mhatexas.org.


Spinal screening grades for the 2015-2016 school year.

"In response to continued discussions with many of you and further review, the Department of State Health Services has determined that flexibility exists in the current rule language to allow schools to screen for spinal abnormality in grades 6th and 9th, or 5th and 8th.

The department recognizes that although legislation did not pass this session to statutorily align spinal screening requirements with the recommendations of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), future efforts to change the existing statutory spinal screening requirements may occur through the legislative process.

The need to propose rule changes in the future is likely and the department commits to work closely with all stakeholders to inform and solicit input.

Thank you for working with us to ensure the health and well-being of children in Texas."
To receive news and updates related to the Spinal Screening Program, please visit the Spinal Screening Home Page at http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/spinal/default.shtm.

Francis Luna, RN
President, Texas School Nurses Organization


2015 Texas School Nurse Day Proclamation

Your Texas School Nurses Organization celebrates and acknowledges the many accomplishments of School Nurses in Texas, their efforts in meeting the needs of today’s students by improving the delivery of health care in private and public schools, and their vital contributions to our local communities by helping all students remain healthy, ready to learn, in our schools. Governor Greg Abbott has therefore proclaimed Wednesday, May 6, 2015, as “School Nurse Day” in Texas, and commends its observance to all citizens.

Click here to view the official proclamation from Governor Abbott.



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13th Annual TSNO Conference
Location: Sheraton Dallas Hotel, 400 North Olive Street · Dallas, Texas, 75201