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2015 TSNO Annual Conference Brochure

The 2015 TSNO Annual Conference Brochure is now available for download. Online registration is scheduled to open on Sept. 1. Click here for conference details. Hope to see you in Dallas November, 13-15!

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.



National School Nurse Day

National School Nurses Day is fast approaching- May 6, 2015. We encourage you to celebrate this day! Texas School Nurses promote the health of the whole child (more than 5.1 million children) every day! We have a great potential for making positive changes for the future of Texas. 
Check out TSNO's special School Nurse Day edition to the newsletter at https://www.smore.com/0515f

Lisa Sicilio, BSN, RN, NCSN
TSNO President-Elect


2015 TSNO Legislative Priorities

The 84th Regular Legislation Session is in full swing.  TSNO is monitoring closely school nursing related legislation and in taking precise and assertive action.  Click here to review the 2015 TSNO Legislative Priorities Report.
In coalition with the Texas Nurses Association, several of your Board Members will march up the steps of the Capitol next week in their annual "Nurse Day at the Capitol". 
Join me in standing together and let our voices be heard!  Reach out to your local state representatives in addressing this year's TSNO Legislative Priorities.  If you need their contact information, go to the Texas Legislative Online  http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/Home.aspx and scroll down under "Who Represents Me?".

Student's healthcare, first and foremost in our driven passion.
Francis Luna, RN
Texas School Nurses Organization


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