11/25/13 ASHLAND, Ohio - The Ohio Board of Nursing voted last week to grant full approval to the Ashland University Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences’ undergraduate nursing program through 2018. This was the first program approval since AU acquired the MedCentral College of Nursing.
The Board of Nursing regulates Ohio nursing education programs that prepare students for initial licensure as registered nurses. The Board accomplishes this regulation by assuring that programs meet and maintain the requirements set forth in Chapter 4723-5 Ohio Administrative Code.
“We are very excited about our program receiving full approval through 2018,” said Dr. Faye Grund, dean of the Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences. “This is a significant accomplishment for the program and an affirmation of the commitment and expertise of faculty in this ongoing approval.”
Grund said the approval process included a review of administration, faculty, program curriculum, program policies, program assessment, and program and student records to assure that the program is in compliance with the law.
“Faculty, administration and support offices all worked together to provide documentation for the site reviewer who visited the campus on Sept. 11 and 12,” she said.
Ashland University, which has been ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category, 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. ###