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(DAYTON, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced that, in conjunction with the Ohio Children’s Hospital Association, he will host an event called Building Resiliency: A Pediatric Mental Health Summit in September to help communities support the mental health needs of their children. “From this spring’s tornados to the tragic shooting in the Oregon District, children in the Miami Valley are returning to the classroom this fall dealing with more trauma than they’ve likely ever experienced. The tragedies are compounded by struggles they, and children across Ohio, are already dealing with in their everyday lives,” said Governor DeWine. “We know that children ...
Health Director Reports First Measles Case in Ohio Dr. Amy Acton reminds Ohioans that v accinations are the safest, most-effective way to prevent vaccine-preventable diseases Editor's Note: Video and audio on the importance of vaccination, measles FAQs, travel guidelines and more are available for use via the following links:   Video (MP4)   and   Audio (MP3) . Speaking is Sietske de Fijter, State Epidemiologist, Chief, Bureau of Infectious Diseases at the Ohio Department of Health. COLUMBUS – Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Director Amy Acton, MD, MPH has confirmed the state's first measles case of 2019. The young adult from Stark County ...
The following newsletters have been posted by the Ohio Department of Education and Ohio Department of Health recognizing School Nurses in Ohio https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/OHED/bulletins/241ab88 Celebrate National School Nurse Day May 8, 2019 Director Acton of the Ohio Department of Health has penned a letter to all school superintendents to recognize ...
Vaccine advocates gathered from across Ohio      Advocacy day on March 19th started with a roster of experts who provided insights on immunization hesitancy and best practices being implemented to improve Ohio's vaccination rates. After the legislative briefing, advocates fanned out across the Statehouse and Riffe Center to meet with their local legislators.       Growing Awareness Melissa Wervey Arnold, CEO of the Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP-Ohio), kicked off the event by noting that Ohio's place in national rankings of childhood vaccinations has seen little improvement and there's a lot ...
Ohio is participating in the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) data Initiative. Every Student Counts is designed to encourage a robust national school health data set that will: Influence local, state, and national student health policy; Identify best practices in school health; and Better understand child health. This design will lead to policies that better support the needs of students, increase evidence-based school nursing practice, and better youth health outcomes. Data helps build bridges that connect school nursing to the rest of the health care system. This initiative provides the support and ...
Victims will need to be able to show up to be moulaged by 11:00 a.m. You will need to be able to stay until 3:30 p.m. Victims should wear clothing that can be torn and stained, as the fake blood and make up stains, and some injuries will tear clothing. You may bring other clothing to change into after the drill, but keep in mind that if you do not wash the moulage off entirely after the drill, you may stain the clothes you change into, as well. You will be moulaged and have time to eat and visit with other victims while you get your instructions. The live scenarios start at 1:00 p.m. and will run for 30 minutes, repeating 4 times until 3:00 p.m. You ...
CODA_2019_Camp_Flier_2_pages.pdf Great camp opportunities!  Medical staff on site 24/7!  Camp lets kids be kids ... and learn a little about living with diabetes.  Scholarships available - no one turned away because of finances.  Please share the flyer!!
Please join the Officers, Board of Director Chairs, Regional Representatives and Committee Representatives in congratulating our membership nominated 2019 School Nurse of the Year (SNOY) and School Nurse Administrator of the Year (SNAOY).  These two School Nurses are models of excellence in school nursing practice in our state.  Thank you for lending to the "School Nurse Voice" of Ohio!  A reception honoring our SNOY and SNAOY will be held Friday evening, March 8th at the 46th Annual OASN Conference in Dayton Ohio. Ohio 2019 SNOYJudy Marrinan MEd, MSA, BSN, RN, Licensed School Nurse is a School Nurse at Mad River Local Schools in Southwest Ohio.  Judy is an ...
Register for  Taking Flight: School Nurses Soaring to Improve Student Outcomes   2019 OASN 46th Annual Conference, Dayton, OH at the Marriott at the University of Dayton.   CONFERENCE REGISTRATION ENDS March1, 2019.    Click here for the  AGENDA   and to   REGISTER OASN 46th Annual Conference  Hotel :   Marriott at the University of Dayton 1414 South Patterson Boulevard Dayton, Ohio 45409 USA, Call to book your room: 1-937-223-1000 and mention "OASN Conference" Sign up  for the 2019 Endowment Event:   “A Flight Back in Time” on March 9th from 6:30 P.M.- 9:30 P.M at the Carillon Brewing Company’s, Bier Hall, located in Dayton’s ...
“ Taking Flight:  School Nurses Soaring to Improve Student Outcome s ”  ​ Early Bird Conference Registration Ends January 25, 2019   The Southwest Ohio Association of School Nurses is very pleased and honored to host again for the 46 th  Annual State Conference of the Ohio Association of School Nurses (OASN).   This year promises great speakers, exhibitors, and lots of  fun as we offer once again,  the “Balloon Drop” fundraiser as well as the “Magical Endowment Raffle”.  Whether you are new to school nursing, a seasoned school nurse or enjoying retirement, we will have great information for you that will be inspirational and ...
The Ohio Association of School Nurses Endowment Committee would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Joyous Holiday Season and to thank you for your continuing support of our Education and Research Endowment Fund.  Your tax -deductible contribution enables us to grant scholarships for our members to advance their education and to help support research pertinent to the school nursing profession. In this manner we hope to provide all Ohio students with a health services delivery program that strives to advance their physical, mental, emotional and academic development. Donations may be made in a variety of ways to either of the three sections of our ...
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  nursing.osu.edu/snwellnesscoordinator  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: executivedirector7209@gmail.com 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 disabilities...ms. 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 .