The Ohio Association of School Nurses is the professional association for registered nurses and other health professionals with a specific interest in school nursing and school health services. OASN’s purpose is as multifaceted and dynamic as issues of health and wellness in Ohio’s school children and their school communities. Members are from all over Ohio and work in large and small school districts, rural and urban districts and may provide services to a single school or multiple schools within a district. Members work in public, charter, and private/parochial schools. Some members are instructors, professors and/or coordinators of school nurse licensure programs at ODE approved colleges and universities throughout the State. Many of our members are supervisors or administrators of school nursing or school health services in their district.
The Ohio Association of School Nurses (OH-253, 12/1/2015) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. We provide nearly 16 CNE contact hours at our annual OASN conference and additional CNE contact hours at regional activities throughout the year.
The unique opportunities, experiences and concerns of each member are important to the overall growth and knowledge of all of our members. Our annual conference and membership dues are our main sources of revenue that support the work of our Board as we partner with other organizations or advocate and lobby for legislative efforts concerning school health issues in Ohio. Therefore, we encourage membership and leadership involvement at every level so we can continue to be a strong presence, Caring for Ohio’s Children.