Licensure

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
Email: kstanisl@ashland.edu


The Ohio State University

Lead Faculty:   Jeanie Bochenek, DNP, RN, NCSN & Susan Praeger, EdD, SNP, APRN-CNP, FNASN

Contact: nursing@osu.edu

Ohio State’s School Nurse Professional Pupil Services Licensure certificate will prepare you for the Ohio Department of Education school nurse license, as well as expand your knowledge and skills in promoting school health and wellness in grades K-12.

The School Nurse Wellness Coordinator certificate is 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. Ohio State is the first school in Ohio to offer a certificate of preparation for the ODE School Nurse Wellness Coordinator endorsement.

The Nursing in School Health Services certificate is intended for RNs seeking preparation for providing school health services and to promote school health wellness in grades K-12. (This does not require a bachelor’s degree, it does not include a practicum course and does not result in an ODE license.)

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

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

Youngstown State University  
Sheila Blank, MSN, RN, Licensed School Nurse, Assistant Professor
Youngstown State University Nursing Department
Email: smblank@ysu.edu
(330) 941-2174