2/22/13 ASHLAND, Ohio - Faculty and students from the Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences joined nurses from across the state for the “Nurses Day at the Statehouse” (NDASH) in Columbus on Feb. 20.
Throughout the day, sessions were held addressing legislative news and information pertaining to nursing and the healthcare community. Participants learned how to effectively communicate with legislators and heard success stories from nurses in action. One in every 50 voters in the U.S is a registered nurse.
Both Ashland University traditional nursing students and RN to BSN program students attended the day-long event. RN to BSN students attended NDASH as part of their senior capstone course in “Legal, Ethical & Political Perspectives in Nursing” and also attended a prearranged meeting with an elected official at the statehouse as part of their capstone experience.
Faculty and students enjoyed the various informational sessions and were able to take a behind-the-scenes look at the Ohio Statehouse and its history.
Ashland University, ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2013, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.