School Nursing - A Specialty Practice of Nursing

As a professional organization, the Ohio Association of School Nurses recognizes that school nursing is a unique and special practice of nursing. OASN encourages all registered nurses working in schools to pursue school nurse licensure through the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). ODE Licensure has been proven critical to the professional growth and assimilation of the registered nurse into the educational environment. School nurses are "key to student success".

The following facilities provide ODE approved school nurse licensure programs for the State of Ohio.

Ashland University
Kim Stanislo RN, LSN, MSN, CNP
Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences 
1020 S. Trimble Road
Mansfield, OH 44906  
Phone: 419-521-6868

Ohio State University
Susan Praeger, EdD, SNP, APRN-CNP, FNASN
On-line Certificate Programs for School Nurses
Program Information

Ohio State Introduces New Online School Nurse Wellness Coordinator Certificate: The Ohio State University College of Nursing recently implemented a new certificate for school nurses who are interested in advancing their knowledge and education, as well as taking on a leadership role in their career. The online School Nurse Wellness Coordinator certificate consists of five courses that can be completed in as little as 12 months. Ohio State University is the first school in Ohio to offer this approved certificate program of preparation for the ODE School Nurse Wellness Coordinator endorsement so so don’t miss your chance to apply for this unique opportunity. Visit our website at to learn more.

Ohio University
Dr. Kathleen Rose-Grippa
Athens, OH
Phone: 740-593-4494
Online MSN Program

Wright State University
Dr. Deborah Poling
College of Nursing & Health
Wright State University
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Dayton, OH 45435
Phone:  (937) 775-3808

Youngstown State University  
Sheila Blank, MSN, RN, Licensed School Nurse, Assistant Professor
Youngstown State University Nursing Department
(330) 941-2174