Central Ohio Association of School Nurses

Welcome to COASN!

Mission Statement

The purpose of this association shall be to promote the health and educational objectives of the local school system and of the state and nation; to protect the welfare and advance the interests of its members; to foster professional attitudes; to promote continuing professional education; and establish and maintain helpful friendly relationships within the membership. The association shall cooperate with the purposes of the Ohio Association of School Nurses and the National Association of School Nurse.

Counties in this region:

Champaign | Coshocton | Delaware | Fairfield | Fayette | Franklin | Holmes | Knox | Licking | Logan | Madison | Marion | Morrow | Muskingum | Pickaway | Ross | Union

President's Message

School Nurse Colleagues,


Anyone who thinks the “triple-demic” is inflated in the media should come walk in OUR shoes for a day!


Keep in mind that managing contagious illness in school is one of the original, key skills that necessitated the development of the school nursing profession-we do it well! Even though our public health measures have been downplayed by political rhetoric, continue your messaging and modelling as you would have pre-pandemic. Keep tracking illness in your buildings, and share your data with your administration early and often. When you see a spike, remember our partners in our local health departments want to know. As we all know, most of the public, including those who work in our own buildings, have no idea what we do all day. Own that expertise by using your voice to share the number of office visits, case management numbers, and continue to offer education on prevention strategies during these challenging times to all our stakeholders.


Keep your eyes on the prize…around the next bend is spring…COASN is ramping up to host the 50th anniversary of our OASN School Nursing Conference! Mark your calendars for April 14-16. We have an impressive lineup of speakers, and need your help to pull off the Best Conference Ever! Contact one of our board members to get a chance to be part of the planning and set up. Keeping our professional organization strong is up to all of us. See you at the Nationwide Conference Center!


With appreciation and respect for all you do,


Lisa Fleege

Region Detail

Central Ohio Association of School Nurses

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P.O. Box 2682
Columbus, Ohio 43216


Online Membership Application


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Meeting Minutes, Board of Directors Reports and other regional documents


Board of Director Meetings

Membership Meetings

School Nurse of the Year Event and Meeting
Wednesday, May 10 6-8 PM
Blend of Seven Winery
Delaware, Ohio 


Executive Board

President: Janice Walsh
President Elect/Nominations: 
VP & Programs: Ginny Shaffer
Secretary: Kim Fackler
Treasurer/Finance committee: Lisa Marie Toombs
OASN Rep: Edna Wright
Committee Chairs

Membership/Website/PR: Sarah Bartczak 
Research/Awards: Wendy Siegel
Hospitality: Taya Griffith
Legislation/Professional issues: Chris Morford