CASN News

  • Spring Workshop Registration is OPEN!

    Please join us by registering for the CASN Spring Workshop on April 13th at the Colorado Early Colleges Inverness Campus 321 Inverness Drive, S. Englewood, CO 80112

    Register HERE

    Flyer for more information

  • Call for Presentations

    If you or someone you know would like to present at our Spring Workshop in April, please fill out this FORM. We are looking forward to hosting some amazing presenters! Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2024.

  • Save the Date!

    We are excited to announce our one-day Spring Workshop on April 13, 2024 at the Colorado Early College Inverness Campus in Douglas County.

    Stay tuned for more information including a NEW CASN Logo contest for a chance to wine registration to our 2024 Fall Conference. The winner will be announced at our Spring Workshop.

    Please also stay tuned for our Call for Presentations if you or someone you know is interested in presenting at our Spring Workshop.

  • Conference Evaluations

    Please be sure to complete your CASN conference evaluations in order to obtain your contact hours. We will keep the link open until Monday, November 27th.

  • Congratulations!

    Big congratulations to Ana Kim from DPS for winning school nurse of the year, and Marie "Mimi" Hailes from Goal High School for school administrator of the year! It was exciting to honor them at this year's CASN conference banquet. 

  • CASN Conference Assistance Scholarship

    Hello Colorado Nurses:

    I am happy to share that CASN will once again offer the Conference Assistance Scholarship. Yet another reason to join CASN!
    Please visit CASN Scholarships for more information on requirements and to complete your application!
    Laura
  • “Mastering Self-Efficacy: A Key to School Nursing Success”

    Colorado Association of School Nurses 2023 Fall Conference
    November 3, 4, & 5, 2023
    Embassy Suites, Loveland, Colorado

    We invite school nurses to register for the CASN Annual Fall Conference. It is an opportunity to meet and network with other school nurses from all over Colorado. We have a great agenda planned for the weekend with many exciting presenters, including our keynote speaker Kate King, DNP, MS, RN, LSN, President of the National Association of School Nurses.

    Conference Price $210 for members, $270 for non-members. Pre-conference is a separate price depending on your choice.

    Link to attendee registration: https://spotlightcolorado.com/online_sales/rsvp_ticket_purchasebt.cfm?rsvpid=18604

    Follow the LINK to exhibitor registration:  https://casnregisterexhibitor

    Follow the Link to sponsor registration:  https://casnsponsorregister

    For detailed information see the CASN brochure: CASN Fall Conference 2023 Brochure

    Contact: casncoloradoschoolnurse@gmail.com for more information.

  • Silent Auction

    Hello Wonderful School Nurses!
     
    The time has come to start gathering your donation items for the annual CASN Silent Auction!
    We would love for you, or a group from your school, to contribute a gift basket, or other donated items for the attendees of the Fall CASN to bid on.
     
    WHEN: The CASN Silent Auction will take place during the Colorado Association of School Nurses' Fall Conference November 3rd - November 5th, 2023, in Loveland, CO. 
     
    WHO:  You may participate as an individual, or with a group, by creating a basket, or any type of item/items, which we will display during the conference on Saturday and Sunday. These baskets and gifts will be available to bid on and the proceeds will go to the organization (see below for our WHY).  
     
    WHAT: Some examples of past items donated: themed “baskets” (such as sports items, Colorado themed, game night, date night, spa day, movie night, etc.), recipe and cooking combos, room décor, a week in a condo, a computer/laptop, table settings, gift certificates, candles, craft items like: quilts, cards, scarves, etc., or anything else that you think people would like to bid on. The more items we have, the more you can participate and bid on the silent auction! 
     
    WHY: All the proceeds go directly to the Bertie Eby Scholarship Fund. This is a fund to help school nurses further their education in nursing!  We awarded 37 CASN scholarships for a total of $9,250.00 for Colorado nurses to attend NASN 2019 in Denver. We have not had the silent auction since then due to COVID limitations, but let’s not let that stop us this year!
     
    HOW: Your basket and other items can be delivered to the conference registration desk any time on Saturday,  (Do NOT deliver to the hotel reception desk, please.) 
     
    Sign up in Sign-Up Genius if you are bringing an item! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C094DACA62EA1FFC07-fall 
     
    Please add a tag which contains the following information:
    ·         A Title/Theme
    ·         The Donor/District
    ·         The Contents
    ·         Approximate Value
    ***You can request a receipt for your donation***
     
    • BIDDING: Bidding will begin on Saturday morning, during the first break. Bidding will end just before the last general session on Sunday. 
    • Winners of baskets and items will be announced at the conclusion of the conference. You do not have to be present to win but need to leave contact information. Thank you in advance for participating in the silent auction. Looking forward to seeing you all soon!
     
    Sarah Phillips, BSN, RN; CASN Secretary; Colorado Early Colleges; Sarah.phillips@coloradoearlycolleges.org
    For CASN Fall Conference questions, please email: casncoloradoschoolnurse@gmail.com 
  • 2023 CASN Fall Conference Save the Date

    “Mastering Self-Efficacy: A Key to School Nursing Success”

    Colorado Association of School Nurses 2023 Fall Conference
    November 3, 4, & 5, 2023
    Embassy Suites, Loveland, Colorado

    Welcome School Nurses:

    CASN fall conference will bring school nurses together to address students’ health issues including chronic health conditions, mental health concerns, and current public health needs to name a few. The conference hopes to provide school nurses with support and tools to ensure student success.

    We are excited for our Keynote Speaker: Kate King, DNP, MS, RN, LSN who is currently the President-Elect for NASN. Dr. King’s doctoral work focused on Creating Voice in School Nurses through Increasing Self Efficacy. Dr. King is passionate about providing equitable health care for children in schools through collaboration, evidence-based practice and providing school nurses with the support and tools to serve as health care experts.

    SAVE THE DATE: CASN Fall Conference, Nov. 3-5, 2023.                                                                  Contact: casncoloradoschoolnurse@gmail.com for more information.

  • Senator Kyle Mullica Honors School Nurses on the Senate Floor

    School Nurse Day




    Senator Kyle Mullica honors School Nurse Day with Jessica Francois, legislative chair, and Laura Phillips, NASN director-CASN, on the Senate floor at the Capital. Doing great things for the future of school children and school nurses!

  • The CASN Spring Workshop was a success!

    The CASN Spring Workshop had 60 people in attendance and several others watching it virtually. The presenters were well received, and the participants enjoyed the day.

    Stephanie Crawford-Goetz, Ph.D.  and Lt R. Rotherham presented How to start a “Handle With Care” Program. Participants learned about the trauma informed approach used that supports a child who may be experiencing a traumatic event, and best practices for having a Handle with Care within the schools.

    Jodi Dickerson BSN, MN, and Toni Grishman BSN, RN discussed Missing Children in Colorado; The Tale of Two Brains. The speakers discussed the importance of supporting all students with brain injuries, the consequences of missed identification and what supports are available and what is still needed. 

     

    Jessica Francois, BSN, RN, gave a Legislative update on the three initiatives that NASN is supporting in Federal Legislation and the importance of the bills.

    Jennifer Ellerbroek, BSN, MSN spoke about Dysautonomia, with clinical presentation, diagnosis, and the school nurse’s role to support these students in school.

    Thank you to all the participants, speakers and the CASN Conference Committee.

    SAVE THE DATE                                                          CASN Fall Conference Nov.3-5, 2023