Welcome to West Virginia Association of School Nurses

West Virginia Association of School Nurses, Inc. is a specialty nursing organization devoted exclusively to meeting the needs of school nurses and the children that school nurses serve. WVASN has a membership of over 200 school nurses and friends of school nurses.

Message From the President

Dear WVASN Members,
West Virginia School Nurses are experiencing so many changes to our daily practice. There have been days that I have felt like I was living a bad dream. It is hard for me to remember what a “normal” day was like prior to March 13, 2020. Even though we have all experienced stressful days and sleepless nights, we continue on. I want to personally thank you for all you do every day to ensure that the students of West Virginia are provided the best care in a safe learning environment.

The 2020 WVASN Fall Conference was cancelled due to the pandemic. The 2021Conference has been scheduled for November 4,5 and 6, 2021 @ Canaan Valley Resort and Conference Center. Due to the conference being cancelled, we will be holding our annual general business meeting on November 11, 2020 @ 9:00am, via zoom. Please make every effort to attend. We will conduct our regular business which will include the election of a new treasurer. You may find the link to the meeting in the Fall newsletter.

WVASN has recently became an organization affiliate partner with West Virginia Nurses Association (WVNA). One of the benefits of being a partner is having communication with the WVNA Health Policy and Legislative Committee. It is our hope this will provide us additional leverage in achieving our goal of one certified registered school nurse for every school.

WVASN welcomes Don Springer as a co-chairperson to the Government-Relations Committee. Don is a Kanawha County school nurse and will be collaborating with retired school nurse Brenda Isaac before taking over the reins in 2021.

I would like to thank WV House of Delegates Majority Leader Amy Summers, RN, BSN, WV House of Delegates member Heather Tully, APRN, FNP-BC, and WVNA for assisting WV school nurses in obtaining additional PPE equipment. They provided a quick response to our needs that we had voiced on the weekly forum held by the WVNA.

During this difficult time in our school nurse careers, please know that the WVASN officers and board are here to support you in every way. If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to us. I pray you and your family have a safe and healthy school year!

Sincerely, Samantha

WVASN Fall Conference

WHEN:
November 10-12, 2022

WHERE:
Stonewall Resort, Roanoke, West Virginia

The WVASN Fall Conference is the only conference in the state dedicated solely to school nurses. We are
excited for all the great opportunities we have planned for this conference.
Some important things that you need to know: Deadline to register: November 1, 2022

a. FULL conference – Thursday thru Saturday
b. Friday ONLY
c. Saturday ONLY –LPNs are invited to attend Saturday.
*ALL nurses attending will receive CEUs*
d. PRECONFERENCE New school Nurse Workshop – November 10th, 9:00am- 3:00pm
You may register online at WVASN.org, via mail or by email.
You can also pay three ways: online via PayPal, check, or via credit card at conference.
Please see registration forms for further information.

ALL REGISTRATION FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE

Friday, November 11 – Award Luncheon and General Business Meeting
Friday Night -Hospitality and Networking 6pm-9pm
This will be hosted by the Monongalia County school nurses. Cost is $15.00. Please indicate on the
registration form if you plan to attend. Hope everyone comes out for great food and fun!
LODGING INFORMATION:
Conference room rate is $135.00 + taxes and fees. You must book your room before October 10, 2022 to
guarantee a room. Here is the booking link BOOKING INFORMATION:
https://be.synxis.com/?Hotel=35494&Chain=21123&arrive=11/10/2022&depart=11/12/2022&adult
=1&child=0&group=739738 This will put you directly in the room block and at the $135 rate.
If you wish to call-in to make a reservation, call 304-269-7400 extension 0, and ask to make a reservation
for the WV Association of School Nurses conference in November. If needed, the code is 739738.
Each room has coffeemaker, coffee, and refrigerator.
*Light breakfast and snacks will be available on Friday and Saturday.
*We are asking that each county bring a Basket, etc. for the waffle table.
This is a great opportunity to support WVASN.
*Plans are underway to have school nurse related and other items available for purchase.
If you have questions about conference, please contact Samantha Knapp, conference chairman,

sknapp@k12.wv.us.

PRECONFERENCE NEW SCHOOL NURSE REGISTRATION FORM
FULL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION or FRIDAY ONLY FORM
SATURDAY ONLY REGISTRATION FORM

Contact Us

West Virginia Association of School Nurses
1038 N. Eisenhower Dr. #241
Beckley, WV 25801
info@wvasn.org