Southwest Ohio School Nurses Association

Southwest Ohio School Nurse Association

Welcome to SWOSNA!

A good nurse shares comfort, compassion & caring without a prescription – T. Guillemets

Our Mission

Elevate the quality of school nursing and provide leadership for the delivery of quality health programs for all Southwestern Ohio school children.

SWOSNA has membership with representation from seventeen southwestern Ohio counties: Adams I Auglaize I Brown I Butler I Clark I Clermont I Clinton I Darke I Greene I Hamilton I Highland I Mercer I Miami I Montgomery I Preble I Shelby I Warren.

Message from our President

As Spring approaches and we move into our last quarter of school, I wanted to share some upcoming events with you.  Our last General Meeting and CEU for the school year: Guidance in the assessment of playground and physical education injuries  will be 3/19 at Brio, Liberty Way!  We would love to get more local involvement.  Make sure to sign up on the link below!  

We have board positions open at the regional level and we would love for you to join.  Open positions include: 

President Elect- no nomination received

Treasurer: nominees: Betina Irwin

Secretary- nominees: Alisha Thompson

OASN Representative- no nomination received

Membership Chair- no nomination received

Also, don't forget about the OASN Annual Conference, April 19-21 in Huron, Oh. This year's theme is Our Future is Bright!  Go to for more information and to register! 

Tracy Heinecke, RN, LSN

Fall General Meeting/Continuing Education Event

Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Time: 5:30-8pm  (Dinner/networking 5:30-6:30, General Meeting 6:30-7, Speaker 7-8

Location:  Brio, 7600 Gibson St., Liberty Township OH 45069

Speakers: Shane Page, PT, DPT, SCS

Title: Guidance in the Assessment of Playground and PE Injuries

Program Outcomes:

  1. To outline common injuries seen in the school setting;whether at recess or in physical education class. Guidelines will be given to help the practitioner streamline their clinical thought process in order to determine if the patient can be triaged and treated at the school, or if there is a need for further medical evaluation (ER, urgent care, PCP). 


Cost: $30 for OASN and Non-Members

       Registration Deadline is Friday, March 15, 2024 at midnight

(The link shows this as Fall meeting, but is still usable for this meeting.)

Board and Committees

Board Members

President - Tracy Heinecke (

President Elect - Jennifer Hesselbrock (

Past President - Heidi Sandlin (

Secretary - Alicia Thompson (

Treasurer - Betina Irwin (

OASN Representative Julie Ferron (

Committee Members

Membership- - Lisa Montgomery- position is open to be filled

Public Relations - position open

Webmaster – position open 

Historian - position open

Ways & Means - Lisa Connelly (