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2024 Annual Conference

April 19 21, 2024


IMPORTANT:

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2024

REGISTRATIONS CANCELLED LESS THAN 30 DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR A REFUND


We are excited to be returning to Sawmill Creek Resort & Conference Center for this year's conference! Come and spend the weekend learning and growing as a professional, building relationships with School Nurse colleagues from across Ohio and investing some quality time in yourself. Who doesn't want a few days away? The best bang for your buck is to come for the entire weekend!

WHO IS OASN?

The Ohio Association of School Nurses (OASN) is the professional association for registered nurses and other health professionals with a specialization in school nursing and school health services. We welcome all nurses working in unique schools, districts and communities to join us as we increase our knowledge of best practices, increase our leadership and advocacy skills, and meet with partners who support the health of our students.

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.

This activity has been submitted to Maryland Nurses Association to award contact hours. Maryland Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Dr. Stephen Sroka

The Power of One and The Power of Many: School Nursing is about Building Relationships and Making our Future Brighter

Trusted relationships may be the most important variable for effective school nursing. This motivational keynote is filled with "tips from the school nurse offices" to help keep you and your students, staff and community safe and healthy so they can learn more and live better.

Research-based and reality-driven, this session offers honesty, humor, and hope. Steve has taught the school nurse program at the college level and has keynoted school nursing conferences across the country and internationally. He recently keynoted the National Association of School Nurses Conference in Orlando.

He has traveled the world striving to reach, elevate and inspire with The Power of One message, how one person can make a difference. Steve died while presenting a school in-service. A principal, two SROs and others saved his life and changed his message. He now talks about how you need The Power of Many, how it takes a team, to make a lasting difference. He believes that one person can make a lasting difference with the power of many, and that is his WHY.

Let’s see if this keynote can spark the fire and the WHY within you, and help make the future of school nursing brighter.

NASN PRESIDENT

Kate King, DNP, M.S., RN, LSN

Kate King DNP, MS, RN, LSN is currently a School Nurse at World Language Middle School for Columbus City Schools, the largest school district in the state of Ohio. She also serves as the President of the Ohio School Health Services Association.

Her background includes specialty areas of community health and adolescent psychiatric nursing and school health legislation. She has been active in her regional and state School Nurse Associations. Her doctoral work focused on Creating Voice in School Nurses through Increasing Self Efficacy. Dr. King is passionate about providing equitable health care for children in schools through collaboration, evidence-based practice and providing school nurses with the support and tools to serve as health care experts.

Sawmill Creek Resort & Conference Center

Centrally located, but a world away.

Soak up natural beauty at this full-service retreat in the heart of the Lake Erie Shores & Islands Region. Situated on the shores of Lake Erie and surrounded by 200 acres of lush woodlands, Sawmill Creek by Cedar Point Resorts is the perfect place to reconnect with family, friends and colleagues.

Completely renovated in 2022, Sawmill Creek is one of the few resorts in the Sandusky, Ohio area that is a pure destination in itself. The lodge is home to 239 well-appointed guest rooms and suites, an 18-hole championship golf course designed by legendary Tom Fazio, 176-slip marina and countless ways to explore the great outdoors!

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GENEROUS SUPPORT FOR THE 2024 CONFERENCE PROVIDED BY SHORES & ISLANDS OHIO

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