Ashland University Nursing Program to Host Open Houses

10/27/10 ASHLAND, OH -- The Ashland University Dwight Schar College of Nursing will host a series of open houses for interested students and their parents as well as professional nurses looking to advance their careers.

The open house events, which are free and open to the public, will be held in the Dwight Schar College of Nursing Elizabeth Hatch Conference Room at 325 Glessner Ave. in Mansfield. The dates and times are Nov. 13 at 12:30 p.m., Dec. 4 at 12:30 p.m. and Jan. 15, 2011, at 12:30 p.m.

"The nursing open houses will be informal events in which those in attendance can learn more about the number of options that are available to them through Ashland University's Dwight Schar College of Nursing," said Faye Grund, dean of the College. "Faculty and staff members will be in attendance to provide information and answer questions.

"Prospective students also will have the option of exploring the Dwight Schar College of Nursing's 15-month accelerated track, which is for students who have a bachelor's degree in a field other than nursing," Grund said. "There are immediate openings in the accelerated track, with no wait list for qualified students to begin the program in May of 2011."

Grund said the Dwight Schar College also offers an advanced entry track that is ideal for students who have invested time at another accredited college or university and are looking to transfer. These students will complete sophomore nursing coursework in the summer of 2011 and progress to junior status in the fall.

"And we also offer an RN to BSN track, which is for registered nurses who are looking to advance to a bachelor of science degree," she said.
Ashland University's RN to BSN track is now available as a totally online program. The online aspect provides convenience and ease of access for busy working professionals. Depending on coursework completed, the student may need to complete general education coursework on campus.

Additional dates for just the accelerated, advanced entry and RN to BSN track open houses include Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. at the same location.

Those planning to attend any of the open houses are asked to make reservations by calling Matthew Pound, admission representative, at 419.520.2631 or emailing him at mpound1@ashland.edu<mailto:mpound1@ashland.edu>.

Ashland University (www.ashland.edu<http://www.ashland.edu>) is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University 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.