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Missouri Association of School Nurses

Annual Spring Conference

Giving Students the Best of Us

04.13.2024 - 04.14.2024

Crowne Plaza, St Louis Airport

Hosted by

St. Louis Suburban School Nurses Association

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Register now!
Register closes on Sunday, April 7th at 11:59 pm
or when we hit max capacity. 

We are happy to announce, have shifted rooms around to allow 40 more registrants to the conference! 
Late registration fees will be waived for the 2024 conference. 
Come join us for a weekend of learning and fun!


Advance Your Practice

2 Days (2)
7.5 CE
18 Speakers
40 Vendors (1)
Colleagues (2)


Click on each date to see daily schedule

General Info


Click on each track to see topics and speaker
April 12
April 13
April 14

 9:00 am - 4:00 pmMASN Board of Directors Meeting
**For Board Members Only**
5:00 pm- 8:00 pmConference Registration &

6:00 pm - 8:00 pmWelcome Reception
Game night and appetizers with special guest Marge Cole, our State School Nurse Consultant

Welcome reception is sponsored by:

Conference Keynote Speaker
Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSN
"The Relentless School Nurse"
School Nurse Blogger

Service Project

7:00 am - 8:00 am Registration, Breakfast & Exhibitors
8:00 am - 8:15 amOpening Remarks from
Natalie Botkin,
MASN President

Dr. Sam Page
St. Louis County Executive

8:15 am - 9:45 amOpening Keynote
You are the Chief Wellness Officer of Your School
Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSN, FNASN, FAAN
"The Relentless School Nurse"
9:45 am - 10:00 amExhibitor Break
10:00 am - 11:00 amGeneral Session
A Path to Health Equity in Missouri
Dr. Kanika Cunningham, Director of St. Louis County Health Department

11:00 am - 11:30 amBreak with Exhibitors
(lunch set up)
11:30 am - 1:00 pm MASN Luncheon
Awards & Annual business meeting.
Lunch is served at 11:45. 
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm Concurrent Breakout Session
2:15 pm - 2:30 pmAfternoon Break
2:30 pm 3:30 pm
Concurrent Breakout Session
3:30 pm - 4:30 pmConcurrent Breakout Session
7:30pm - 10:00pmState Slumber Party
Movie Night Slumber Party with
special guest, Ben Pringer
DHSS School Health Team Member

7:00 am - 8:00 amBreakfast
8:00 am - 8:15 amInstallation of MASN Officers
8:15 am - 9:45 amGeneral Session
Creating a Debriefing Process for School Nurses
Dr. Katherine Park, DNP, RN, NCSN

9:45 am - 10:00 amMorning Break
10:00 am - 11:00 amGeneral Session
Looking to the Future: School Nurses at the Forefront
Kate King, DNP, RN, NCSN, LSN
NASN President

11:00 am - 11:30 amWrap-up and door prizes

Giving Students the
Best of Us

Register Here
Conference Fees
Early Bird Registration (Registered by March 29th)
MASN Member........................$150
Health aid/Student Nurse......$135

Late Registration Fees will be Waived for the 2024 Conference
Late Registration (Register on/after March 30th)
MASN Member........................$200
Health aid/Student Nurse......$185

Registration questions or group invoicing,
please contact Angie Oest at

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Pick a track or mix and match

Whole Student Wellness
Develop Yourself
Health Conditions & Nursing Management
Self-Care & Wellness

Conference At-A-Glance

Conference Speaker Bios

Detailed Conference Agenda

Conference Presentation


Four scholarships to the conference are available.  Must be a MASN member to apply.  See the application for more information.  Applications are due March 15th. 

Scholarship Application

Nursing Contact Hours

SLSSNA has applied for 7.5 contact hours through
St Luke’s Hospital, an approved provider
by the Midwest Multistate provider.

In order to receive nursing contact hours,
you must attend
the conference, in it’s entirety, sign in at the registration table
both days, and complete online evaluation.

Questions regarding contact hours,
please contact Eli Brueggemann at

Thank you to St. Luke's Hospital for supporting our efforts in obtaining nursing contact hours. 

Whole Student Wellness
Develop Yourself
Health Conditions & Nursing Management
Self-Care & Wellness
1:15 pm - 2:15 pmEmpowering School Nurses:  A Comprehensive Approach to Oral Health and Trauma
Dr. Jackie Miller, DDM
DHSS State Dental Director

2:15 pm - 2:30 pmBreak with light snack
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Whole Student Wellness Collaboration
Marge Cole, MSN, RN
DHSS State School Nurse Consultant

Lisa Dierking, LMSW
DESE Coordinator of School Based Mental Health

Chrissy Bashore, BA
DESE Coordinator of School Counseling and Student Wellness

3:30 pm - 4:30 pmSchool Safety From a School Nurse's Perspective: A Public Health Approach to Stemming Gun Violence
Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSN, FNASN, FAAN

1:15 pm - 2:15 pmSupporting Nurses who Work with Complex Communicators
Bridget Salberg, M.A., CCC-SLP

2:15 pm - 2:30 pmBreak with light snack
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Achieving Professionalism in School Nursing
Dr Katherine Park, DNP, RN, NCSN

Angie Midnight-Oest, MSN, RN, NCSN

3:30 pm - 4:30 pmNegotiating Your Worth
Carmen Hill, RN

Jane Sykes, RN

1:15 pm - 2:15 pmManaging Diabetes at School
Michelle Bockstruck, BSN, RN, CDCES

2:15 pm - 2:30 pmBreak with light snack
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Should They Stay or Should They Go?
Dr. Adam Eaton, MD

3:30 pm - 4:30 pmCeliac Disease and Disorders of Gut-Brain Interaction: What School Nurses Need to Know
Margaret Bultas, PhD, RN, CNE, CNL

Elissa Brueggemann, BSN, RN, NCSN

1:15 pm - 2:15 pmHealing Through the Creative Arts
Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSN, FNASN, FAAN

2:15 pm - 2:30 pmBreak with light snack
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Calm and Com-Posed: Yoga 101
Laurie Chappell, MSN, RN, CHC

3:30 pm - 4:30 pmBe Still to Chill: Basics of Meditation
Laurie Chappell, MSN, RN, CHC

Conference Site & LodgingAccommodations

Crowne Plaza Outside

Crowne Plaza
St. Louis Airport

11228 Lone Eagle Dr.
Bridgeton, MO 63044

Group Rate $125/night
+ tax and fees
Book by March 20th to get the Group Rate

Book for Group Rate Here

Parking for all conference participants included with registration. 

Crowne Plaza Inside

Thank you to our Supporters
Their generous contribution and commitment allow us to make this event a success.

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