KSNO Announcements

  • 45th Annual School Health Conference at Children's Mercy Kansas City

    Friday, July 21, 2023 8 am - 3 pm.
    Continental breakfast and lunch included
    5 CNE awarded
    Free to attend

  • 34th Annual Statewide Summer Conference for Kansas School Nurses

    Strengthening the Essentials: Foundations for Student Health. Brochure, registration, and hotel information here.

  • Reject Changes to Kansas Vaccine Laws by Monday

    Immunize KS Coalition is asking pro vaccine organizations and individuals to sign on to their letter opposing changes to vaccine policy.  They need the letter signed by Monday, April 24th. Please consider signing on. 

    From the Immunize Kansas Coalition:

    Together, we can make a difference in protecting all Kansans from vaccine-preventable diseases. We invite you to join a sign-on letter to lawmakers, urging them to reject changes to vaccine policies. Signees have the ability to sign as an individual or as an organization. The letter will serve as a joint effort to make our voices heard; educating lawmakers about the importance of sustaining current vaccine requirements, existing vaccine exemptions, and maintaining the ability to respond quickly and effectively to future infectious disease outbreaks in our state.

  • 2023 Kansas School Nurse Conference

    Registration is now open. 
    Brochure with complete information is coming soon. 
    Click here to register.

  • 2023 Kansas School Nurse Conference--Information for Sponsors and Vendors

  • Trainings-Child Abuse & Neglect:

    Recognition, Reporting, and Support
  • AAP/AHA: Training School Health Personnel in Identifying Youth Tobacco Use and Supporting Cessation

    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), with funding from the American Heart Association (AHA), is providing trainings for school health personnel on identifying youth tobacco use and supporting cessation. The trainings adapt the AAP “Ask – Counsel – Treat” cessation counseling model into an educational curriculum for school nurses and other school health personnel. Five 3-hour trainings will be held throughout the 2022-2023 school year. Each training will be led by a faculty panel of pediatricians, school nurses, and other school health personnel and will provide educational content on screening, counseling, and treatment for youth tobacco use and overcoming common barriers to addressing youth cessation in school-based health settings, uncertainty about how to manage a positive screen, or lack of resources/referral sources to provide ongoing support to youth.


    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education. The AAP designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


    We are currently recruiting for 2 fall trainings, on the dates below.  School health personnel are encouraged to register:

    • Wednesday, October 5, 2022, from 5-8pm central – Register here
    • Monday, December 5, 2022, from 10am-1pm central – Register here


    If these training times do not work for you and you would like to be added to the list to receive communication about the spring 2023 trainings, please complete this online form.  If you have questions about the training, please reach out to Carolyn McCarty at cmccarty@aap.org.


  • August is National Immunization Awareness Month

    August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). Throughout this month encourage those in your community to catch up on routine vaccinations, ultimately sharing the importance of following recommended immunization schedules throughout the lifetime. Below, find resources to share on your social networks.

    Suggested hashtags include: #NIAM #NIAM2022 #ivax2protect #ImmunityCommunity.
  • KSNO is now on Twitter!

    Follow KSNO on Twitter:  @KS_School_Nurse​
  • Bipartisan Safer Communities Act

    On June 12, a bipartisan group of twenty U.S. Senators announced a proposal to look at the gun crises in America. This proposal is aimed at keeping children and schools safe while reducing the overall threat of violence across our country. This proposal includes mental health resources, school safety resources, and gun violence prevention components.
    If you support this bill, please reach out to your Senators. Let them know that you support this common sense, bipartisan legislation to stop senseless gun violence and prevent more loss of life.