Other Education

School Nursing Conferences and Training by the ODH School Nursing Program

Through a grant awarded by the Ohio Department of Health (Save Our Sight Fund), Prevent Blindness, Ohio Affiliate offers free evidence-based training, certification and equipment for individuals who screen children in preschool through first grade.

We now have monthly live virtual webinar dates through which we provide this free training.

Our children’s vision screening training program has 3 parts:

  1. Register for the training.
  2. Complete all 6 course modules of the children’s vision screening training and pass the 5 tests following them either on your own time through the virtual format or at one of our live virtual trainings.
  3. Complete your individual skills assessment. 

Upon successful completion of the PBO training, you may be eligible to receive free vision screening equipment (a $930 value) that includes:

  • VIP single, crowded LEA symbols Visual Acuity screening test at 5 feet
  • Preschool Assessment of Stereopsis (PASS 2) for screening stereopsis
  • Good-Lite ColorCheck Color Vision Screening plates

If you are interested in participating in one of our live virtual children’s vision screening trainings, please click on the following link to visit our Wise About Eyes website. https://www.wiseabouteyes.org/copy-of-trainings-1   

You can then click and register for the live virtual training for which you wish to participate.


If none of the scheduled live training dates fit your schedule and you have at least 10 other individuals who need to be trained, please email davidm@pbohio.org to discuss scheduling a separate live virtual training.

Once you have completed the live virtual training registration form, we will review your responses to verify your eligibility to participate in our training pursuant to our grant guidelines and deliverables.  If eligible and if slots available, we will within 2-5 business days email you a link for the live virtual training.

In addition, licensed nurses who complete all components of this training can obtain 4.0 credits of continuing nursing education.  Prevent Blindness, Ohio Affiliate is jointly providing the activity in conjunction with Ashland University, Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences. 

  ODH website link for more information on the following :        

Orientation for Nurses New to Ohio Schools
Ohio Department of Health Annual Regional Conferences
Asthma Inhalers in Ohio Schools: A Train-the-Trainer for School Nurses  
Epinephrine Autoinjectors in Ohio Schools: A Train-the-Trainer for School Nurses
Webinars for Nurses Working in Ohio Schools
Training on Medication Administration

Concussion Training

Return to Learn: A Concussion Team Model provides strategies for Ohio school districts to use when implementing strategies to assist school personnel in the transition of students back to school. Materials include a handbook, a full team training webinar-style training video (1 hour 15 mins), a teacher training (30 mins), and supporting documents/handouts.

Visit the Ohio Department of Health website to access.