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MJM Aug 2014From the SNOM President

  • Greetings!

    The SNOM Board of Directors met on January 12, 2015. Highlights of the meeting include:

    • The instillation of Liz Zeno as our NASN Director. The National Association Director represents SNOM at the NASN Board of Directors’ meetings as a voting member. During the four-year term, the Director approves policies, procedures, and regulations that govern NASN operations and programs.

    • Discussion and acceptance of the fiscal budget allocation for 2015-2016 Fiscal Year (April 1 - March 31)

    • Step Up and Be Counted: National School Nurse Data Base- three data collections throughout the year. Cheryl Smoot recently sent out the call for the second data set.

    • The SNOM Special Education Committee announced their plans for an April 30, 2015 conference. Topic will be mental health / behavior in school age children. Looks for more details soon.

    • Strategic Plan Update: Three small groups discussed updates and changes to our three year strategic plan review. Comments were recorded and the Executive Committee is scheduled to meet in February to review the plan and bring it to the April 20, 2015 board meeting. Sandy Munson, LSN (Walker, MN) was able to contribute to the discussion using “Go To Meeting.” Thank you Sandy and extra thanks to SNOM member Beatrice Benda for managing the Go To Meeting control panel.

    We are at the half way point through the 2014-2015 school year…”the rest is a piece of cake”…right? I hope so but if you have questions or need some support reach out to a SNOM member!