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Ashland University Establishes Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree Program

Ashland University Establishes Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree Program

Ashland University has received approval from the Higher Learning Commission to offer the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Degree Program through the Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

“I want to congratulate everyone for all of their hard work in getting this dream to come true,” said AU Provost Dr. Frank Pettigrew. “The granting of this new doctoral program moves the University forward with its graduate programming and raises the academic quality and reputation of the institution.”

College of Nursing and Health Services to Hold Ashland University Fit Fest

College of Nursing and Health Services to Hold Ashland University Fit Fest

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Ashland University will hold an Ashland University Fit Fest on Saturday, April 12, at the Recreation Center located on the AU campus. This is the second year for this annual event.

The event, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., is co-sponsored by the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Hedstrom Fitness and ECS Billing & Consulting North. The College of Nursing and Health Sciences offers programs in nursing, exercise science, athletic training, dietetics and sports management.

Ashland University Restructures Online RN to BSN Program

Ashland University Restructures Online RN to BSN Program

Those who are looking to advance their nursing careers will need to take a look at Ashland University’s new totally online RN to BSN program. The program has been restructured for more flexible progression and the tuition has been reduced by nearly 30 percent.

“We took a step back, retaining the excellence that Ashland University is well known for, revised the curriculum, shortened terms to eight week sessions, and added an opportunity for nurses to complete an area of specialization while completing their bachelor’s degree,” said Dr. Faye Grund, dean of the Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Ashland University to Hold Nursing and Health Professions Open House

Ashland University to Hold Nursing and Health Professions Open House

Ashland University will hold an open house to showcase its nursing and health care majors on Presidents’ Day, Monday, Feb. 17. The event will begin at 1 p.m. in Myers Convocation Center on the AU campus.

“This event provides a comprehensive overview of the nursing and health programs available at Ashland University and allows our guests to see our facilities and interact with faculty, staff and current AU students” said W.C. Vance, director of admissions at AU. The event also includes a campus tour and hands-on learning opportunities.

Ashland University Nursing Program Receives Full Approval

Ashland University Nursing Program Receives Full Approval

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.

Accelerated Nursing Degree Students Receive Foundation Scholarship

Accelerated Nursing Degree Students Receive Foundation Scholarship

Ashland University’s Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences has been selected as a grant recipient of the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program (NCIN) and four AU students -- Julie Park, Chikaodi Oti, James Lower and Ben Boerner – are recipients of the scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year.

AU College of Nursing and Health Sciences Sponsors Symposium

AU College of Nursing and Health Sciences Sponsors Symposium

Ashland University’s Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences’ third annual fall symposium, titled “The Voice of a Community: Strategic Actions to Achieve Health Equity in our Communities” will be held Nov. 6 at the Mid-Ohio Conference Center, 890 W. Fourth St. in Mansfield.

The symposium, which is free to health service providers and students in health-related disciplines, will begin with registration from 12:30 to 1 p.m. and will feature two afternoon sessions.

AU Nursing Students and Faculty Participate in Amish Health and Safety Day

AU Nursing Students and Faculty Participate in Amish Health and Safety Day

Ashland University nursing students and faculty volunteered at the Amish Health and Safety Day held last month in Ashland, Ohio, at the Hay and Straw Auction Barn. More than 325 Amish were in attendance at this Health and Safety Day.

Throughout the day, local agencies gave presentations on various health and safety related topics such as fire safety, drinking water safety, buggy safety on the highway and gun/hunting safety. Agencies also set up displays and booths where the Amish could learn more about community services as well as health and safety topics.

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