School Nursing - A Specialty Practice of Nursing

As a professional organization, the Ohio Association of School Nurses recognizes that school nursing is a unique and special practice of nursing. OASN encourages all registered nurses working in schools to pursue school nurse licensure through the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). ODE 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".

The following facilities provide ODE approved school nurse licensure programs for the State of Ohio.

Ashland University

Kimberly Stanislo DNP, APRN-CNP, CPNP-PC, LSN 

(216) 513-7411 phone

MEd option with School Nurse cognate

Ohio University

Carol Schaumleffel DNP, RN, LSN

(740) 593-4434 Phone
Online MSN Program

The Ohio State University

Lead Faculty:   Jeanie Bochenek, DNP, RN, NCSN
Susan Praeger, EdD, SNP, APRN-CNP, FNASN


Ohio State’s School Nurse Professional Pupil Services Licensure certificate will prepare you for the Ohio Department of Education school nurse license, as well as expand your knowledge and skills in promoting school health and wellness in grades K-12.

The School Nurse Wellness Coordinator certificate is 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. Ohio State is the first school in Ohio to offer a certificate of preparation for the ODE School Nurse Wellness Coordinator endorsement.

The Nursing in School Health Services certificate is intended for RNs seeking preparation for providing school health services and to promote school health wellness in grades K-12. (This does not require a bachelor’s degree, it does not include a practicum course and does not result in an ODE license.)

Wright State University

Wright State University
Vicki Evans
College of Nursing & Health
Dayton, OH 45435
(937) 775-3808

Youngstown State University

Youngstown State University  
Sheila Blank, MSN, RN, LSN, Assistant Professor
Youngstown State University Nursing Department
(330) 941-2174