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Definition of School Nursing in Ohio

Asthma and SNAs a professional organization, the Ohio Association of School Nurses recognizes that school nursing is a unique and special practice of nursing.  The practice of school nursing, protects and promotes student health, facilitates optimal development, and advances academic success. School Nurses, grounded in ethical and evidence-based practice, are the leaders who bridge health care and education, provide care coordination, advocate for quality student-centered care, and collaborate to design systems that allow individuals and communities to develop their full potential. Adopted by the NASN Board of Directors February 2017.

In Ohio, the title School Nurse may only be used by OH RNs that have an ODE Professional Pupil Services School Nurse license.  OASN encourages all Registered Nurses working in OH schools to pursue school nurse licensure through the Ohio Department of Education (ODE).   ODE School Nurse 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".

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Big pictureOhio Guidelines for School Re-entry
Big 8+ Health and Safety
Please click on the link above for the OASN endorsed Ohio school health planning document for return to schools in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic.  The Big 8+ Health and Safety Coalition is a group of school nursing leaders throughout the state who worked collaboratively to create the guidelines. The key details to consider and the resulting recommendations are based on current information from ODH, CDC and NASN, as well as other applicable research data. This is a comprehensive list of recommendations that represent the best practice guidelines for the safe return to schools for both students and staff as of today. While some guidelines are non-negotiable per ODH directives, it will be up to individual schools and districts as to how they implement these best practice protocols. Please note that this is a fluid document and guidelines may change as the ODH updates prescriptive health orders.

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2020 Conference LogoOASN 48th Annual Conference
Cleveland Marriott East
26300 Harvard Road, Warrensville Heights, OH 44122
April 16-18, 2021
Keynote Speaker: Robin Cogan MEd, RN, NCSN • Camden City SD, School Nurse •  Nationally recognized speaker on the topics of school violence & school nurse voice via social media.  Robin writes a weekly blog called The Relentless School Nurse.
Category A Nursing Continuing Education to be offered - Information forthcoming

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