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The Ohio Association of School Nurses promotes optimal wellness among Ohio's school children and their communities by supporting their educational success & providing leadership, education & support for the practice of school nursing.

The Ohio Association of School Nurses Annual Conference Information

OASN Annual Conference 2016
Registration Now Available on Line
CVENT welcome page
CVENT registration link

​CVENT summary link
​Cvent Agenda Link
Cvent Exhibitors Link​
French Quarter
Perrysburg, Ohio
April 22-24, 2016
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The Guide to School Nursing in Ohio-10th Edition


The 10th Edition of the Guide to School Nursing in Ohio 

 The Guide to School Nursing in Ohio is presented by the Ohio Association of School Nurses. This is a collaborative effort of many individuals with a vested interest in nursing services in our Ohio schools. It has evolved over the years and through many editions to reflect current Ohio school health laws and Scope and Standards of Practice of School Nursing as set forth by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), the Ohio Department of Education (ODE), the Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN), The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) and the American Nurses Association (ANA). The intention of the guide is to be used for the benefit of school nurses and other individuals with an interest in school nursing practice.

The Guide to School Nursing in Ohio may be used to define best practices of Ohio’s licensed school nurses. Each section has been researched and written by qualified experts in the profession of school nursing and reviewed by each current Board member at the time of writing and at each subsequent editing. This GUIDE is to be used in conjunction with local health department practices and school district policies as a framework for the practice of school nursing in Ohio.

The Guide to School Nursing in Ohio is on a flash drive and has extra space to store other information.  The Guide is in PDF and the forms are in Microsoft Word so they can be edited to meet your needs.  If you would like to purchase a The Ohio Guide to School Nursing please send a check for $13.00 ($10.00 + 3.00 for shipping and handling) payable to OASN and a guide will be sent to you.  Please include a phone number where you can be reached on the check.

Mail check to:

Gabi Karpowicz

Executive Director OASN

PO Box 37

Hilliard, Ohio 43026



Debbie Terry, Nurse Practitioner at Columbus Nationwide Children's Hospital Neurology Department, is looking for nurses who have cared for students with Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures (PNES) to collaborate on creation of educational tools to educate staff and help these students receive appropriate and optimal care in the school setting.  If you've experienced working with students with this diagnosis, please email Debbie Terry at  Debbie.Terry@nationwidechildrens.org.  Share your experiences and make a difference  by contacting Debbie TODAY!!


School Nurse of the Year 2016-Application


Do you know an outstanding Licensed School Nurse (LSN) who you would like recognized for her significant contributions to school nursing and school health?  Nominate that LSN for the 2016 Ohio School Nurse of the Year.  Nomination date extended to December 10th, 2015.

To complete forms, download the forms onto your computer, complete the forms and send them back to Executive Director, Gabi Karpowicz either by US Mail at PO Box 37, Hilliard, Ohio  43026 or by email attachment at executivedirector253@gmail.com.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Gabi by email or by phone at 330-749-5068.

 SNOY 2016 Nomination Guidelines

 Criteria for Selection

SNOY 2016 Nomination Form


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