Welcome to the Kansas School Nurses Organization
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 healthcare 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. (NASN, 2017)
Please visit the Resource tab for many Kansas school nurse resources.
Team Nutrition Grant Opportunity
Kansas Team Nutrition is actively working to promote health education programs supporting school wellness policy goals and is currently accepting applications for Power Panther Pals program materials and sub-grant funding for the SY2019-2020. The application is available now at www.kansasteamnutrition.org. Deadline for the application is August 31.
For questions or additional information, contact Karen Seymour at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (785) 296-2276.
Hot off the press, July 2019, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment releases the "2017-2018 School Nurse Survey Summary." You will find the informative document under our Resources tab. Thank you to all the school nurses and school districts who participated in this survey spring of 2018. Approximately 79% of school districts participated.
2020 KSNO Award Applications for the following have been posted:
School Nurse of the Year
School Nurse Administrator of the Year
Administrator of the Year
2018-2019 Kansas Immunization Requirement School Nurse Tool updated now under the Resources tab.
The School Nurse Advisory Council have been collaborating with 12 Healthy Kansas School Nurse Leaders to support school nursing practice in assisting students with chronic disease management (asthma, diabetes, seizures, severe food allergies). STAY TUNED for some great resources that will be available to ALL Kansas school nurses for the 2018-2019 school year.
KSNO is pleased and excited to announce the completed revision of this important resource.
Many thanks to all contributors, editors and reviewers who worked on this project over several months. Special thanks to Chris Tuck for her leadership and efforts in coordinating this project.