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IASN Annual Conference – 65 Years of Improving Child Health Outcomes: School Nurses Leading the Path Towards Health Equity

September 30, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - October 1, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

The Illinois Association of School Nurses welcomes all nurses who work in schools and other related settings to their upcoming 65th Annual Conference. Join school nurses from across Illinois and beyond on September 30th and October 1st at the DoubleTree Hilton in Lisle.

DoubleTree by Hilton Lisle/Naperville
3003 Corporate West Drive
Lisle, IL 60532

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Scharmaine Lawson FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN

As seen on CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, Harry Connick Jr. Show, Johnson & Johnson, and ABC, Dr. Scharmaine Lawson is a nationally recognized and award-winning nurse practitioner in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN), Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP), winner of the 2013 Healthcare Hero award (New Orleans City Business magazine), and 2008 Entrepreneur of the Year award (ADVANCE for Nurse Practitioner magazine) where she was featured on the magazine cover. She is also the author of the very first Advanced Practice Nurse children’s book series entitled Nola The Nurse. This series exposes children from ages 4-8 to the world of Advanced Practice Nursing and fosters cultural sensitivity with the multiethnic character adventures through different countries.

Rebecca Love MSN, RN, FIEL

Rebecca Love is a nurse entrepreneur, inventor, author, TedX speaker, the first nurse featured on Ted.com, and part of the inaugural nursing panel featured at SXSW 2018.  Love was the first Director of Nurse Innovation & Entrepreneurship in the United States at Northeastern School of Nursing – a founding initiative designed to empower nurses as innovators and entrepreneurs. There she founded the Nurse Hackathon, the movement has led to transformational change in the Nursing Profession.

Rebecca is an experienced nurse entrepreneur, founding HireNurses.com in 2013 (acquired in 2018), and currently serves as the Managing Director, US Markets for Ryalto. In early 2019, Rebecca, along with a group of leading nurses in the world, founded SONSIEL: The Society of Nurse Scientists, Innovators, Entrepreneurs & Leaders. Love is passionate about empowering nurses and creating communities to help nurses innovate, create and collaborate to start businesses and inventions to transform healthcare.

Conference Agenda

Friday, September 30, 2022 – 2 CE Available

1:30 pm: Conference Registration Opens/Check-In

2:00 pm- 4:00 pm: Preconference – Drug Recognition Seminar presented by Sergeant Ari Briskman

4:00-4:30 pm: Break, check in at hotel, Conference Registration Continues

5:00-5:45pm: Dinner

5:45-6:45 pm: Annual Meeting

6:45-7:00 pm: Break        

7:00 pm: Awards Ceremony

Poster Presentations and Dessert Reception to follow after Awards Ceremony Wrap Up

Saturday, October 1, 2022 – 6.5 CE Available

7:30-8:00 am: Check-in

8:05 am: Exhibit Hall Ribbon Cutting
*Be sure to stop by for a photo-op at our new IASN Step and Repeat Area

8:55 am-9:00 am: President’s Welcome with Gloria E. Barrera MSN, RN, PEL-CSN

9:00 am-10:00 am: Keynote Dr. Scharmaine Lawson & Welcome Coffee

10:00 am -10:05am: Break

10:05 am-10:45 am:  Ignite Presentations – DNR Orders, Stock Albuterol & Creating Nursing Leadership – Presented by Sheri Hey, Pam Camposeo & Eileen Moss

10:45 – 11:15 am: Exhibit Hall

11:15 am-12:30 pm:  Lunch

12:30-2:00 pm:  Concurrent Session I

  • Track A: Individual Educational Plan – Presented by Robin Shannon DNP, Karen Madura DNP MPH RN PEL-CSN NCSN & Mary Noga MSN RN PEL-CSN NCSN
  • Track B: Advocacy Discussion with Capitol Edge Consulting, LLC.

2:00 2:15 pm: Break

2:15 pm-3:45 pm: Concurrent Session II    

  • Track C: Elevator Speech 2.0: A 60 second Advocacy Tool – Presented by Catherine F. Yonkaitis, DNP, RN, NCSN, PHNA-BC
  • Track D: Tech Innovation in School Nursing – Presented by Taylor Durkin

3:45-4:45 pm: Keynote – Rebecca Love MSN, RN, FIEL

4:45 pm-5:00 pm: Adjournment & Evaluation


Get Your IASN T-Shirt for the Conference!

To order a T-shirt, please complete this Order form. The T-shirts will cost $20. All T-shirts will be distributed at the conference. Payment due when you pick up your shirt. This is one of the fundraisers that will be at the Conference. All profits will go towards scholarships for nurses to complete their BSN or their school nurse certification.


September 30, 2022 @ 2:00 pm
October 1, 2022 @ 5:00 pm


DoubleTree by Hilton
3003 Corporate West Drive
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
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