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Conferences and Trainings

The following conferences and trainings are offered by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) School Nursing Program:

Regional Nursing Conferences -- Register Now!

The ODH School Nursing Program offers an annual series of regional conferences that provide information on topics of interest to professional nurses. In 2014 there will be three day-long conferences for nurses working in Ohio schools and three half-day conferences for nurses working in the Head Start setting. Please see the letter of invitation and the links below for information about these conferences.

Regional School Nurse Conferences
Regional Head Start Nurse Conferences

Orientation for Nurses New to Ohio Schools

ODH offers an orientation for registered nurses who have less than two years of experience working in schools and who have not previously attended an orientation. Registration information about the 2013 orientation is now available.

Webinars for Nurses Working in Ohio Schools

The School Nursing Program is pleased to offer a series of one-hour monthly webcasts for public health nurses working in Ohio schools entitled, Public Health Nurses: Successful Partnerships with Ohio Schools.  Nursing continuing education contact hours will be available.  For more information about these webinars, please click here.

Online Continuing Education Independent Study Opportunities for Nurses

The School Nursing Program is pleased to offer continuing nursing education opportunities for nurses licensed by the Ohio Board of Nursing.  These online independent study courses cover a range of topics including medication administration, human trafficking, ImpactSIIS, vision and hearing screening techniques and others.  Click here for a listing of courses and instructions on how to take them.

Training on Medication Administration

House Bill 1 changed Ohio Revised Code 3313.713 to require that all school employees that administer prescription medication either be a licensed health professional or be trained by one effective July 1, 2011.  In response to this change, the ODH School and Adolescent Health-School Nursing Program created Medication Administration in Ohio Schools: Training for School Personnel which can be tailored to meet the training needs of your local school district.

Ohio TRAIN instructions and FAQs about the Ohio Medication Administration Training
FAQs regarding the curriculum and the train-the-trainer program

Last Updated: 4/3/14

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