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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
August 7, 2018    Vaccines should be on the K-College back-to-school checklist!     August seems  like an odd time to say summer's almost over, but for many  Ohio schoolchildren and college students, it's true.     Healthcare providers, parents and guardians, and school officials are  prepa ring for the upcoming school year and double-checking Ohio's vaccination requirements for students headed back to class.         We were able to spend some time recently with Joan ...
From kindergarten to college, back-to-school preparations should include vaccinations Members of the Immunization Advocacy Network of Ohio (IANO) encourage parents and guardians to review their child’s health records and schedule appointments for any needed immunizations. Vaccine providers are warning parents and guardians that waiting until classes start could make it difficult to make an appointment with their child’s pediatrician or primary care provider.  “The amount of time a student spends in the classroom is directly linked to their academic success. Unfortunately, preschools, schools and colleges are ideal settings for disease ...
Click here to donate to the  President's Challenge.  All donations go into the NASN Endowment Fund, which is used to support research and NASN special projects. This research will move school nursing forward.  This replaces "Purses for Nurses" at the 2018 NASN Annual Conference
Congratuations to the OASN SNOY! Sherdina Williams, MEd, RN, LSN OASN Region:  NEO
Congratulatons to the OASN SNAY! Virginia Noe, MEd, BSN, RN, LSN, NCSN OASN Region: SWO
Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors and Exhibitors for the 45th Annual State Conference of the Ohio Association of School Nurses! Looking forward to March 9-11th at the Marriott at theUniversity of Dayton "Taking Flight: School Nurses Navigating Student Health & Academic Success."  Please stop at their tables in the Exhibitor Hall during the conference for information and deals on their products and services. #Exhibitor #Sponsor #Latest News #ConferencePlannin
Consider nominating someone for School Nurse of the Year. The paperwork does take some time to complete and get letters of support. So, now is the time to start, get all of your information under the Membership Tab- School Nurse of the Year
You can help Texas School Nurses needing assistance after Hurricane Harvey- funding will go to school nurses who need assistance and refurbishing and supplying school nurse clinics and offices. Check out the site for more information.  TSNO Go Fund M
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 ...
Announcing OASN Executive Director, Dzidra Brown! Dzidra Brown is the new Executive Director for OASN. She is retired from Southern Local, Perry County Schools after 34 years. You may contact Dzidra at: PO Box 118 New Straitsville, Ohio 43766 email: Phone: 330-749-506
CONGRATULATIONS Peggy Sutton BS, RN, LSN 2017 Ohio School Nurse of the Year!   Peggy has been a Licensed School Nurse for twenty-one years, primarily in Mansfield City Schools. She also has served as supervisor of the Richland County Public health where she supervised a staff of 21 public health nurses in fourteen county schools, as well as, managed the BCMH program for the county. One of her parents describes Peggy's actions in the care of her son: "she went above and beyond her duties. Spending her personal time helping students with sutton gave me comfort knowing my son was getting the best care while ...
Nationwide Children's Hospital 33rd Annual Pediatric Infectious Disease Nursing Conference Friday, April 28th, 2017 7:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Nationwide Children's Hospital, Stecker Auditorium Learn more
The Winter 2017 issue from the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics focuses on Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD). VCD occurs when the vocal cords fail to move with correct motion during breathing. Sometimes it is mistaken for asthma. VCD can affect all ages but is common in adolescent and young women. View this issue of Sports Shorts .