School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success and lifelong achievement and health of students.
School nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety, including a healthy environment.
School Nurses intervene with actual and potential health problems; provide case management services; and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self management, self-advocacy and learning
KSNO's Mission is to advance school nurse practice to keep students healthy, safe and ready to learn.
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Welcome to the Kansas School Nurse Organization

School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success and lifelong achievement and health of students. To that end, school nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety, including a healthy environment; intervene with actual and potential health problems; provide case management services; and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self management, self-advocacy and learning. (NASN, 2010)

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Resources for School Nurses

The following two documents were created to support school nurses in chronic disease management.
The documents are the results of effort amongst the School Nurse Advisory Committee (SNAC).
Asthma Resources
Diabetes Resources

2016-2017 Kansas School Immunization Information

Role of KDHE Relating to Kansas laws Relating to Student Health

Oral health resources

The Kansas Classroom Handbook of Communicable Diseases 

Sample Kansas School Agreement for Consulting Pharmacist

Support Groups

NASN’s catalog list and order form

Cover letter and IKC-Model-policy

KSNO offers a mentor program to new school nurses.  For more information and qualifications required for participation please contact Cindy Galemore at galemorec@olatheschools.org

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Announcements

“Save the Date” - Kansas School Nurse Conference: July 18-21, 2016. New nurse sessions will take place July 18th and 19th, until 12:00 pm.  The General session begins at 12:00 pm on July 19th to 12:00 pm July 21st.  Post-sessions will take place July 21st, starting at 12:30 pm.  More information will be available April 2016.

Epinephrine Resource School Nurse Program: Provides professional development and technical assistance to school nurses and the school community related to epinephrine administration. Click here for contact information.

Public Resources: The “Resources” drop down under “Links” on the web page provides quick access to the following:

  • Kansas Asthma Action Plan
  • Kansas School Nurse Regulation Grid-Revised 2014
  • Kansas Immunization Requirements School Nurse Tool for 2015-16  NEW  *This is now a members only resource*
  • Guidelines for the Nurse in the School Setting-Illinois EMS for Children