School Health Conference

Save the Date!

Join us as we collaborate to explore and share best practices in School Health Nursing!

The purpose of this year's educational activity is to enhance the knowledge of the registered nurses in the area of school health nursing and practice through the following objectives:

  • Discuss an innovative approach to adapt evidence-based family life and sexual health education curriculum.
  • Describe best practices of sepsis related to prevention, recognition, and management among school age children.
  • Recognize school health implications associated with clinical manifestations of common versus serious skin conditions.
  • Differentiate the causes of abdominal pain and indications for referral.
  • Discuss updates regarding the impact of e-cigarettes and vapors among adolescents.

ANCC Magnet Recognized

Speakers & Schedule

Special Note: Hard copies of materials will not be provided to participants on the day of the program.
Materials will be available for personal download Feb. 19 - Mar. 9, 2016

Download Conference Materials:

Available Feb. 19 - Mar. 9, 2016


Registration Information

Registration and Cost(includes continental breakfast, lunch and snack )

Registration Fee:

UTMB Employees and Local Nursing Students:

Online Registration Deadline:
February 15, 2016

After 2/15/2016 Registration At-The-Door:

Payment conducted online only.
Credit Cards Accepted: AMEX-VISA-MasterCard-Discover

We are unable to accept IDTs, PO forms, or personal checks.

School Districts may pay by check using this form.

Cancellation and Transfer Policy

Any cancellation and request for refund must be postmarked before midnight 2/12/2016 and submitted in writing to

All refunds subject to a $50 cancellation fee.

February 12, 2016

Another person may use your registration.

Notice: UTMB Nursing Service reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the conference due to an insufficient number of registrants or other unforeseen circumstances.

Register Now!


Venue & Hotel Information

Saturday, February 20, 2016
Galveston Island Convention Center
5600 Seawall Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77555

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Galveston Island Convention Center


Continuing Nursing Education Credit

Nurses who attend this professional development activity will receive 6.5 Continuing Nursing Education contact hours

The planning committee members and presenters/authors/content reviewers of this CNE activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships related to the planning or implementation of this CNE activity.

You must be present for the entire conference in order to obtain credit.


Contact Us

For general information, please contact:
Deborah Murphy, MSN, RN, BC
Maribel M. Bhojani, BSN, MS, RN-BC

For vendor information, please contact:
Cyndi Grasso


Conference Supporters & Planning Committee

We would like to extend our thanks to School Health Conference supporters:

Dr. David Marshall
Dean Pamela Watson
Dr. Joan Richardson

2016 School Health Conference Planning Committee Members:

Patricia A. Rogers, MD, FAAP
Maribel Bhojani, BSN, MS, RN-BC
Michelle Carter, BSM
Jane Gonzalez, MSN, RN-BC
Cyndi Grasso
Sharon Hensley, MSN, RN, CNML
Cathy Ivash, DNP, CNS, RN-BC

Janis Matthews, CLS
Deborah Murphy, MSN, RN-BC
Lila Muzik, MSN, RN-BC
Roselyn Ogunkunle, MSN, RN-BC
Janet Sandridge, MSN, RNC-BC
Bonnie K. Webster, MSN, RN-BC
Brenda Wendorf

And many thanks to community partners, program presenters and especially school nurses in our surrounding communities!

University of Texas Medical Branch Continuing Nursing Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

An interprofessional program hosted and supported by:
UTMB Nursing Service
UTMB School of Nursing
UTMB Department of Pediatrics