The Ohio Association Of School Nurses Invites You to Attend the  
46th Annual State Conference, March 8-10, 2019 in 
 Dayton, Ohio 
- Marriott Hotel at the University of Dayton

Taking Flight!  

Please join us for the 46th Annual State Conference of the Ohio Association of School Nurses

Taking Flight:  School Nurses Soaring to Improve Student Outcomes ​

Early Bird Conference Registration Extended DUE TO POLAR VORTEX TO FEBRUARY 9. 2019 

The Southwest Ohio Association of School Nurses is very pleased and honored to host again for the 46th Annual State Conference of the Ohio Association of School Nurses (OASN).   This year promises great speakers, exhibitors, and lots of  fun as we offer once again,  the “Balloon Drop” fundraiser as well as the “Magical Endowment Raffle”. 

Whether you are new to school nursing, a seasoned school nurse or enjoying retirement, we will have great information for you that will be inspirational and educational.


Saturday Keynote Speaker, Janice Selekman, DNSc, RN, NCSN, FNASN is the well-known author of School Nursing:  A Comprehensive Text.  Dr. Selekman’s professional experience includes serving as professor and chairperson at the University of Delaware’s Department of Nursing.  Janice received her DNSc from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing and majored in Nursing Research with research focus on body image in children.  Numerous awards include 2015 NASN’s Distinguished Service Award, Barbara A. Larsen Humanitarian Award, 2013 and the 2012 AJN Book of the Year Award for School Nursing:  A Comprehensive Text.   Dr. Selekman  has presented at numerous NASN conferences and we are honored to have her as our keynote speaker in 2019.  Saturday’s presentation, What is Happening to the Mental Health of Children? focuses on how mental health has become a major issue in pediatrics. ADHD, learning disabilities, autism, self-injury, addiction, depression and suicide are but a few conditions, yet there is a dearth of resources for these students. This presentation will discuss the changing scene in mental health, including changes in the approaches to diagnoses and treatment and the school nurse’s role.

Sunday Keynote Speaker, Janice Selekman, DNSc, RN, NCSN, FNASN  co-authored the text titled School Nurse Certification Review.  This was the first National Certification for School Nurses review book ever published to help the school nurse study and prepare for the NCSN exam.  Dr. Selekman will complete the second half of the National School Nurse Certification exam review (first half offered in the 2018 OASN conference.)  Her presentation will complete the information needed to prepare for the School Nurse Certification Examination. Topics include screenings; growth and development, including family and culture; prevention, including immunizations; AEDs and epinephrine auto-injectors; and dermatologic, musculo-skeletal, neurologic, hematologic, and respiratory conditions.

Friday’s Keynote Speaker Annie Stephens, Ohio School Outreach Coordinator from Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) will share information on this nonprofit organization led by several family members who lost loved ones at the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on December 14, 2012.  

Based in Newtown, Connecticut, SHP’s mission is to prevent gun violence BEFORE it happens by teaching youth and adults how to recognize the signs, intervene and get help for individuals who may be at-risk of hurting themselves or others.  Ms. Stephens will also speak about SHP’s four no cost Know The Signs programs, SAVE Promise Clubs and SHP’s impact. I

Other Agenda Topics and Speakers

As always, there will be:

Friday evening:  2019 School Nurse of the Year Celebration Reception

Saturday evening Endowment Event:  The Endowment Committee invites you to join us and take “A Flight Back in Time” on March 9th from 6:30 P.M.-9:30 P.M at the Carillon Brewing Company’s, Bier Hall, located in Dayton’s Historical Carillon Park.

We hope you plan to join and participate in each of the fun-packed events listed above!  Make this the year that you get involved in every activity planned just for you!

Sunday at the conclusion of the conference:

Hotel Accommodations: 

This year a free breakfast will be included for all conference attendees that register for the conference on Friday and Saturday.  Friday and Saturday includes a full breakfast with a continental breakfast for the ½ day on Sunday.  Don’t forget that the Friday night Celebration Reception dinner is included in your registration.


Take advantage of Early Bird Rates plus those who have a paid registration before February 15, 2019 will be entered in a drawing for a $50 Amazon Gift card. The drawing will be held at the end of the OASN Business Meeting.

Don’t miss this once-a-year opportunity for great networking, professional growth and fun!

Can’t wait to see you in March!!

Warmest regards, 

Dawn Abbott, MEd, BSN, RN, LSN, NCSN 

2017-2019 OASN Vice President

Chair, Conference Committee

Attendee registration information and site

Early Bird Conference Registration Rates Have Been Extended to February 9, 2019 DUE TO POLAR VORTEX!

Nursing Continuing Education Contact hours
An evaluation form must be completed and turned in for each session
or day of the conference that was attended.

Total contact hours for Friday:          7.0 

Total contact hours for Saturday:      6.0

Total contact hours for Sunday:                  4.0


The Ohio Association of School Nurses is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurse's Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)

For questions regarding contact hours, contact

OASN Executive Director
Dzidra Brown MEd, MSN, RN, LSN
Licensed School Nurse


Marriott at the University of Dayton
1414 South Patterson Blvd.
Dayton, Ohio 45409


Dawn Abbott

Exhibitors, Vendors, Sponsors and Advertisers 
OASN is very grateful for the strong support of all of our
Exhibitors, Vendors, Sponsors and Advertisers.
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