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Behind the Mask-- School Nurses: Compassion, Healing, Always Learning

Saturday, April 24, 2021, 8:00 AM until 12:30 PM
Available virtually via our YouTube Channel and Zoom

Additional Info:
Patty Buckholz
Joyce Roberts
Conference Chair
Virtual Events
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
• No unauthorized video or photography of conference permitted.
• Attendees acknowledge their image and/or voice may be evident to others during Zoom sessions and may be recorded.
No Fee

School Nurses:
Compassion, Healing, Always Learning



April 24, 2021     8 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Hosted by St. Joseph and Kansas City Area School Nurses Associations

Overall Conference Goals

The goal of the conference is to present the evidence-based information about effective school health programs. The purpose of the presentations is to foster and support learning, dialogue and collaborations that will improve the performance of practicing school nurse professionals working to impact the health, safety, and well-being of children.


Program Objectives

At the end of this conference participants will be able to:

1) Incorporate innovative strategies and information into school health practice;

2) Extend knowledge of current issues affecting school health;

3) Formulate strategies to promote health in the school environment and community;

4) Expand professional networks.


Continuing Education 

This activity has been submitted to the Midwest Multistate Division for approval to award contact hours. The Midwest Multistate Division is accredited as an approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
For more information regarding contact hours, please call Kimberly Merrifield 314-503-2972. 

To receive credit, participants must be present on April 24 for Zoom presentations  and complete the evaluation.

Live Zoom Conference Schedule, Saturday, April 24

8:00 – 8:30      Welcome (President Peggy Karleskint)

8:30 – 9:30      Dr. Tim Teske – Orthopedic Issues

9:30 – 9:45      Break

9:45 – 10:45    Grace Grutter, RN - Parent Perspective of a Special Needs School Age Child

10:45-11:00     Break

11:00 – 12:00 Andy Campbell – Mental Health

12:00               Wrap-up


Pre-Recorded sessions* available for viewing on dedicated YouTube channel:

Dental Emergencies – Dr. Baron Grutter

Endocrine Issues – Dr. Ryan McDonough

Foster Care and Schools – Cayla Harmon

Laws That Impact School Nurses – Kelli Hopkins

Neurology – Dr. Britton Zuccarelli

Overindulging in Media: Teen Depression and Anxiety – Amy Bartels and Christina Edholm
Fifteen Best Practices Using Social Media for Effective Communication and Advocacy -- Guy Danhoff

*No contact hours available for pre-recorded sessions. Additional selections may be available