The School Nursing Program supports the provision of quality health services in schools to promote student health and success. In addition, the School Nursing Program assists schools with an all-hazards approach to emergency preparedness. School nurse consultants are available as resource experts to school nurses, school administrators, local health departments and other interested individuals, organizations and agencies. Services are provided by:
Telephone and e-mail technical assistance and consultation
Development and dissemination of resource documents
Annual statewide training of new school nurses
Annual topically focused regional conferences
Recommendations on policies, procedures and standards of care for the provision of quality health
services in schools
Electronic communication through the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) School Nurse Bulletin
Collaboration with agencies and organizations to provide appropriate information, guidance and
training for those involved in the provision of health services in Ohio schools
Facilitation of local and regional partnerships related to school emergency preparedness
The ODH electronic School Nurse Bulletin Board is now available. To subscribe to the bulletin board, Click here for registration instructions.
Ohio Department of Health Director recognizes National School Nurse Day on May 6, 2020. Click here to read the letter from the director.
School Nurses that provide care in the early childhood setting may find additional resources on the ODH Early Childhood Health website.
For more information, please contact us at:
Ohio Department of Health
School Nursing Program
246 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Telephone: (614) 466-1930
Fax (614) 644-9850