Ashland University Nursing Students and Faculty Attend Presentation

Ashland University Nursing Students and Faculty Attend Presentation

6/18/13 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University nursing students and faculty attended a presentation by Dr. Susan Hassmiller regarding the Institute of Medicine’s recommendations for the future of nursing.

In 2010, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a landmark report, “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.” All states have formed Action Coalitions to facilitate implementation of the recommendations in this report. The report recommendations emphasize strengthening nurse education and training, enabling nurses to practice to the full extent of their education and training, advancing interprofessional collaboration, expanding leadership opportunities for nurses, and improving health care workforce data collection.

The Ohio Action Coalition, along with several other organizations, recently sponsored a visit by Dr. Susan B. Hassmiller, RN, FAAN, senior adviser for nursing at Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and director of Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action.

Dr. Hassmiller held a series of stakeholder meetings on June 11 in Columbus to discuss efforts in Ohio and nationwide to implement the IOM recommendations.

Ashland University College of Nursing and Health Sciences Dean Faye Grund and nursing faculty member Dan Hellinger, who serves on the Ohio Action Coalition, represented the University at this event.

Nursing students in the accelerated track enrolled in the leadership and management course and several CONHS nursing faculty attended the staff nurse and student stakeholder session and Dr. Hassmiller’s keynote address. 

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 ( 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. ###

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