to the Iowa School Nurse Organization
“The Iowa School Nurse Organization
(ISNO) supports school nurses in the delivery of
health services designed to improve the health and
academic success of children.”
Congratulations to Melanie Hicklin
2015 Iowa School Nurse of the Year
Melanie has been a school nurse in West Des Moines Community School District for over 20 years. Nominated by an associate principal, Dr. Erika Cook, Melanie is described as “a pillar of Valley High School”. She serves over 2100 students and families at the largest high school in Iowa and does so with a “welcoming attitude and smile”. She is described as a “continual learner” that provides “excellent customer services for students, staff and families”.
Melanie is licensed as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, National Certification Family Nurse Practitioner, Special Education Nurse (Iowa Department of Public Health) and a Nationally Certified School Nurse. She is an active member of many professional nursing and education organizations including NASN/ISNO. She has been involved in leadership capacities, curriculum development, fundraisers, legislative work, and mentoring for school nursing with ISNO/NASN, the West Des Moines Education Association and the Iowa Department of Education.
Melanie is an exemplary school nurse and we are proud to have her represent Iowa as our School Nurse of the Year. She will be recognized at the ISNO School Nurse Conference at Honey Creek Resort on April 10, 2015.
2015 ISNO Annual Spring School Nurse Conference
Click here for conference brochure
Click here to register for the event
EXHIBITORS: Click here to sign up to be an exhibitor at the conference
Pre-Conference Sessions: Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Conference: Thursday & Friday, April 9-10, 2015
Honey Creek Resort
Don't miss out! The Iowa School Nurse Organization (ISNO) strives to provide current and relevant educational opportunities. Participants will engage in interactive teaching/learning strategies and discussions related to school nursing and student mental health, effective community partnerships, and student academic success. Current research and state data will be used to inform and engage participants.