Our Mission

The Ohio Association of School Nurses promotes optimal wellness among Ohio's school children and their communities by supporting their educational success & providing leadership, education & support for the practice of school nursing.





"Kim Carpenter is an exemplary employee who exhibits the highest level of professionalism in her role as a school nurse and has been a role model for school nurses in our district for 20 years.  Ms. Carpenter implements evidence-based nursing care for her students and extends care to families and to the community.  She is a leader among her colleagues and has provided exemplary leadership.  Kim Carpenter is a tireless advocate for our students and goes to great lengths to assure that the students and families in her care have the best services we have to offer.  When you look up the term "School Nurse" in the dictionary, Kim's picture is there!"

Dan Good, Superintendent, Columbus City Schools






The Guide to School Nursing in Ohio-10th Edition


The 10th Edition of the Guide to School Nursing in Ohio 

 The Guide to School Nursing in Ohio is presented by the Ohio Association of School Nurses. This is a collaborative effort of many individuals with a vested interest in nursing services in our Ohio schools. It has evolved over the years and through many editions to reflect current Ohio school health laws and Scope and Standards of Practice of School Nursing as set forth by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), the Ohio Department of Education (ODE), the Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN), The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) and the American Nurses Association (ANA). The intention of the guide is to be used for the benefit of school nurses and other individuals with an interest in school nursing practice.

The Guide to School Nursing in Ohio may be used to define best practices of Ohio’s licensed school nurses. Each section has been researched and written by qualified experts in the profession of school nursing and reviewed by each current Board member at the time of writing and at each subsequent editing. This GUIDE is to be used in conjunction with local health department practices and school district policies as a framework for the practice of school nursing in Ohio.

The Guide to School Nursing in Ohio is on a flash drive and has extra space to store other information.  The Guide is in PDF and the forms are in Microsoft Word so they can be edited to meet your needs.  If you would like to purchase a The Ohio Guide to School Nursing please send a check for $13.00 ($10.00 + 3.00 for shipping and handling) payable to OASN and a guide will be sent to you.  Please include a phone number where you can be reached on the check.

Mail check to:

Gabi Karpowicz

Executive Director OASN

PO Box 37

Hilliard, Ohio 43026


Ohio Department of Health Asthma Education: A Train-the-Trainer for Ohio School Nurses

The Ohio Department of Health is offering:

 Asthma Education: A Train-the-Trainer for Ohio School Nurses

August 4, 2016

Columbus, Ohio

For More Information Click Here

Note: Date and Location Change


Diabetes Camp

 It is time to think of summer FUN and opportunity - Diabetes Camp!!!

School Nurses please share this information with your student's with Diabetes!

  • It is totally Fun!  2 camps - children ages 7-12 and ages 13-17.  Both camps totally ROCK and are popular.  Fishing, Canoeing, horseback riding, archery and MORE!
  • NO ONE is ever turned away because of the cost.  Scholarships to pay for camp are available.
  • It is the SAFEST camp to go to!!  Doctors and Nurses stay all week.
  • Transportation is available
  • You make friends for life!
  • You have a TON of fun!

So.....why not go to camp!!! There are also day camps available for children ages 3-12.

Camp Flyer

Registration is easy!!  Call CODA at 614-884-4400 if you have any questions or need help with registration.




School Nurse of the Year 2016-Application


Do you know an outstanding Licensed School Nurse (LSN) who you would like recognized for her significant contributions to school nursing and school health?  Nominate that LSN for the 2016 Ohio School Nurse of the Year.  Nomination date extended to December 10th, 2015.

To complete forms, download the forms onto your computer, complete the forms and send them back to Executive Director, Gabi Karpowicz either by US Mail at PO Box 37, Hilliard, Ohio  43026 or by email attachment at executivedirector253@gmail.com.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Gabi by email or by phone at 330-749-5068.

 SNOY 2016 Nomination Guidelines

 Criteria for Selection

SNOY 2016 Nomination Form


Connect with NASN

Is your athlete iron deficiant?  Find out the symptoms of iron deficiancy and the safe way to help in this month's Sports Shorts by the Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics.

May Sports Shorts

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