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

Dear COASN colleagues - 
I hope the start of the new school year for each of you has been a good one. Your dedication, compassion, and expertise are truly appreciated, and our school-aged students are so fortunate to have you as a vital part of our school communities. 
As we look ahead to the upcoming school year, our collective responsibility to provide a safe and nurturing environment for our students continues to be a top priority. Effective October 3, Ohio House Bill 33 (Sarah's Law) requires each public and chartered nonpublic school to create an individualized seizure action plan for each enrolled student who has an active seizure disorder diagnosis. This plan must be created by the school nurse in collaboration with the student's parent or guardian. To assist you with implementation, please refer to these documents: Sarah's Law Highlights and the NASN Epilepsy Toolkit, a free comprehensive toolkit that provides guidance for school nurses, including a range of seizure training and resources.
Please mark your calendars for the 51st OASN Conference to be held April 19-21st at the Sawmill Creek Resort in Sandusky, Ohio. The 2024 conference team is hard at work planning another incredible learning and gathering experience for us all!
Please join us on November 8, 2023 for our annual fall dinner and CE event! Details and registration can be found here: Fall dinner and CE event  
We welcome your feedback always!  Your insights and recommendations are invaluable as we work together to create a safe and nurturing environment for our students to thrive. 
With appreciation and respect for all that you do - 
Janice Walsh

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 
Hospitality: Greer Edwards
Legislation/Professional issues: