President's message

Welcome fellow CSNO school nurses! As your local CSNO section, we are here to help provide support, resources, and provide opportunities to come together as School Nurses on the Central Coast. Our section was just recently born in 2019 to provide a network and forum for the school nurses in our area, many of whom work for small districts without the support of many, or any, other school nurses. 

It is an honor to be serving as the Section President in 2021-2023. Early on in my career, I established my love for this advanced specialty. I have always been very active and passionate about my role as a school nurse and find tremendous joy in serving the children and families of this community. Fast forward to the 2019-2020 school year and nursing as a profession has become more essential, valued, and as heroic as ever. We have had to dig deep within to find strength in these darkest of times and I know that together, we will heal, we will overcome, and we will rise. 

I invite you to join us and get involved. On behalf of our board members, I can say that  we have all found the rewards in being part of a strong local, as well as statewide, network and force. Please visit our Leadership Tab to check out our open positions. If you have a passion project of your own or just want to help, we would love to have you volunteer whatever time you would like to invest with our section. 

Also please be sure to check out our events calendar for our state and section conferences and meetings. We hope to organize some fun section events so stay tuned! I look forward to spending time with you all as I know that you give me inspiration. I am so excited for what we will accomplish together. Let’s do this!

Anna-Liza Pacaoan, BSN, RCSN, PHN

CSNO Central Coast Section President