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12th Annual Conference 2014 Texas School Nurses Organization

Registration for attendees will open this fall. Registration for vendors now available.

Download the conference brochure for more information on registration and sessions.
  • Nov 14-16, 2014 at the Westin Galleria in Houston, Texas.
  • More details coming soon.
    NASN/TSNO Member - $250 Non-Member - $410
  • LATE REGISTRATION: Oct 4 – Oct 31
    NASN/TSNO Member - $350 Non-Member - $510
  • Registration opens Sept 1, 2014 and CEU's will be offered.
  • Register Online Attendee Registration »
Exhibitors & Vendors
  1. Download the prospectus to learn more about registration details.
  2. Download the conference floor plan to determine booth location preferences.
  3. Register Online Vendor Registration »

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Region 19 Conference

Please join us and your colleagues at the 2nd Annual Southwest School Nurse Conference on Saturday, November 8th, 2014.  This year's conference will focus on School Emergency Triage Training & School Disaster Preparedness. School Emergency Triage Training (SETT) is a program from the National Association of School Nurses.
This conference will provide the school nurse who attends the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to act as leaders of their school's emergency response team to a disaster event. Mark your calendars and visit www.SchoolNurseConference.com   View the brochure here.

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2014 TSNO Conference Registration Now Open

Registration for the 12th Annual TSNO conference is now open. Conference dates are Nov. 14-16, 2014, and will be held at the Westin Galleria Houston. This year's theme is "School Nurses Cultivating a Community of School Health Advocates".  Click here for the Conference Brochure outlining the fees, sessions, and schedule. Click here for the on-line registration page. Members must login to the TSNO website before registering. No on-site registrations will be accepted.

Click here to be redirected to the Conference Handout page and Speaker bios.

Nursing contact hours have been applied for through the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Also at conference this year, we are excited to be offering our first Book Study Breakout Session. Kathy Powell, RN, BSN, MSCHA, NCSN and Joan Cary, RN, BSN, NCSN will present the book "Twelve Patients" by Eric Manheimer, MD and how you can apply it to your professional school nursing practice. "Through the medium of stories Dr. Manheimer achieves a book that is more than about Bellevue:  It is about people, families, caregivers, culture, communities, desperation, despair, resilience and hope....  This book is tough medicine."  by Huffington Post. You can purchase this book on-line through Amazon and at most book stores. Approx 350 pages in length. Be prepared for this session to engage in thought provoking discussions. Start early and begin reading it this summer and enjoy!

If you have any registration questions, email Wendi Kendrick at txsnoconf@gmail.com.

Nursing degree program educational assistance

If you need information regarding nursing degree programs and assitance, check out  www.bestnursingdegree.com. Their primary purpose is to help connect interested students with the degree level program in their area that best match their budget, lifestyle, and career goals. Also, take a look at the RN-BSN information page, http://www.bestnursingdegree.com/programs/rn-to-bsn/
In addition, a $2,500 scholarship is open to anyone interested in pursuing this route, and it can be accessed from the above page. For more information contact Micah Pratt at micah@bestnursingdegree.com


2014 School Nurse Day

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 Rick Perry has therefore proclaimed Wednesday, May 7, 2014, as “School Nurse Day” in Texas, and commends its observance to all citizens.

Click here to view the official proclamation from Governor Perry.



Free webinars from American Clearinghouse on Educational Facilities

Click this link to view all the free webinars available from the American Clearinghouse on Educational Facilities.


Free online training for Middle and High School Staff

Texas Middle School and High School Nurses:
Mental Health America of Texas, with support from the Texas Department of State Health Services, is sponsoring an important student wellness program whereby your school qualifies for free online training educators and school staff. Thousands of teachers and staff in hundreds of schools in Texas have already trained. Click here for more information on the training as well as outreach materials.

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