• 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

  • CASN Spring Workshop March 4, 2023 Registration Open

    CASN Spring Workshop

    Saturday, March 4, 2023, from 8 AM to 3 PM.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Location: Adam's 12 Conference Center 1500 E. 128th Avenue, Thornton, Co 80241

    Cost: $60 member          $80 non-member

    Continental Breakfast and Lunch are included in the Registration fee.

     CASN Spring Workshop Brochure & Registration 

    Link for Spotlight to register online

     We have availability for online attendance for those who live outside the Metro/I-25 area.

    Cost: $30 for members

              $35 for non-members. 

    You can watch it in a group, but only those registered will get continuing ed credit.

    Discounted Hotel rooms -if you already have a room, call to get the discount.

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Denver North-Thornton

    12030 Grant St. Thornton, CO 80241


    Contact Linda Botnick for questions

  • CASN Fall Conference Success!

    The CASN Fall Conference was successful with over 200 nurses attending this year. The theme was "Colorado School Nurses reconnecting for Student Health" and everyone enjoyed being in person at the conference again. Participants were able to re-acquaint with old friends and meet some new friends. The nurses enjoyed the speakers who presented interesting and relevant topics for the time.

    The CASN Annual Banquet had a 70’s theme, with good food, a fun photo booth, music and dancing. The annual awards were given at the Banquet as follows: School Nurse of the Year 2022 was Charlotte Brazelton; School Nurse Advocate of the Year was Jordan Goto; and the School Nurse Administrator of the Year is Sara Sroka Kihn. Jamie D’Amico was given the Lifetime Achievement Award from CASN for her work with Immunizations at the state health department.

    The Conference Committee wants to thank all of the presenters and people involved in the planning process. Special thanks to Kelly Grenham who has worn many hats in CASN and will be stepping down from her Board position.

    The Conference Committee members are Teresa Ross, Laura Phillips, Kelly Grenham, Lydia Potter, Sarah Blumenthal, Linda Botnick CASN Administrative Assistant, and thanks to Treasurer Bev Biela with Mary Schmitt.

    To all the participants, the folder with presenter handouts has been updated, so check it out.

    The CASN Spring Workshop is happening in a few months, so watch for more information.
    SAVE THE DATE for Spring Workshop, Saturday March 4, 2022

  • I Matter Sponsors CASN Fall Conference

    I Matter provides up to six free therapy sessions for youth in Colorado 18 and younger, or 21 and younger for those receiving special education services.

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