The mission of CASN is to provide leadership in the delivery of quality health programs to ensure educational success of the school aged child and advance the practice of school nursing.
The Colorado Association of School Nurses and the National Association of School Nurses are the only state and national organizations that serve Colorado school nurses and school nursing exclusively. Membership in your state and national professional organization is important to help promote and improve the practice of school nursing in Colorado.
Membership in your professional organization gives you an opportunity to meet and network with other school nurses in Colorado. It also gives you a voice in issues that impact school nurses and the students we serve.
*New featured benefit: As a member of CASN/NASN, you are automatically enrolled in SchoolNurseNet, which connects you to every member in the state of Colorado and ensures you will get timely news about school nursing on topics such as legislation, funding opportunities, and practice issues.
Joining NASN means you automatically become a member of CASN, giving you the full benefits of both organizations.
Together we can represent a strong, united effort.
Together we can be recognized and heard.
We are now able to join or renew our membership in NASN/CASN online!
NASN is now accepting online payment of dues with a major credit card.
CASN is encouraging all school nurses to visit the NASN website to join or renew your membership.
To join please go to: https://www.nasn.org/Home/Becomeamember
QUALIFIED SCHOOL NURSE
Every school-aged child deserves a school nurse who is highly qualified and holds a degree from an accredited college or university and is licensed as a Registered Nurse through the Colorado Division of Regulatory Agencies (DORA).
These requirements constitute minimal preparation needed to practice at the entry level of school nursing according to the American Nurses Association and the National Association of School Nurses. School nursing requires advanced skills that include the ability to practice independently, supervise others, and delegate care in a community, rather than a hospital or clinic setting. These advanced skills are needed to address the complex health needs of students within the school community setting. These skills are attained through a baccalaureate degree in nursing.
School nurses must hold a Colorado Department of Education (CDE) license as a special services provider with a school nurse endorsement.
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CASN President 2016-2017
P.O. Box 24332
Denver, CO 80224
LEARNING, LINKING, LEADING
2016 CASN FALL CONFERENCE
November 4, 5, 6 2016
improve the health of Colorado School Children ages birth to 21 years.
CASN President 2016 - 2017
P.O. Box 24332
Denver, CO 80224
Welcome to the 2016-17 school year! Throughout this year the school nurses of Colorado will be working to maintain and improve the health of the students and staff we serve. This will be accomplished through large programs and actions as simple as quietly sitting with a child who feels frightened. Nurses throughout our state are in the forefront of projects to fight hunger and obesity, improve our air quality, improve access to health care including dental vision and mental health, fight homelessness and support those who are homeless, determine the benefits and hazards of substances such as marijuana, and using data-based research to educate their communities on the hazards of things such as alcohol and vaping.
In Colorado, we have nurses who are based out of one school to those who travel between 9 different sites. We have school nurses who work with the challenges of the inner city to those who deal with the challenges of the small, isolated farm or mountain communities. In all these venues the goal is the same: maintain and improve the health of the school children and the communities that support them.
Colorado Association of School Nurses, our professional organization, is there with us striving to meet the educational needs and resource challenges of the Colorado school nurses so they can better accomplish their goals.
I feel honored to be a member of the team of Colorado school nurses and CASN. A team that strives to help lead the health of Colorado communities by integrating health and education so that we can build a healthier future for all..
Belinda Strickland, MSN,RN, NCSN CASN President, 2016-2017
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