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Ashland University Receives Grant to Help Other Institutions Replicate and Sustain Benefits Realized through Innovative Nursing Scholarship Program

Ashland University is one of nine higher education institutions to receive grants to share and build upon the lessons learned through an innovative and highly successful scholarship program for second-career nurses, New Careers in Nursing (NCIN). NCIN was created eight years ago by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) to increase the diversity of the nursing workforce by providing scholarships to people from groups underrepresented in nursing to earn accelerated baccalaureate or master’s degrees in nursing. Schools of nursing that received NCIN grants to provide these scholarships report great success in recruiting and retaining minority and male nursing students and making their institutions more diverse and inclusive.

The new grant program, Innovations in Accelerated Nursing Education, funds teams of nursing schools that have received NCIN grants. Each team received $10,000 to develop and enhance an educational project to implement innovative approaches to accelerated nursing education that can be taken to scale and replicated in a variety of educational settings.

Nursing Scholarship Available

Nursing Scholarship Available

Registered nurses looking to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Ashland University might be eligible for a new $1,000 nursing scholarship from the Shelby Foundation.

The $1,000 Wanda June Humphrey Nursing Scholarship was established by the Shelby Foundation to financially assist a registered nurse who is attending a higher learning institution to obtain a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree.

Ashland University Training Students to be Healthier Employees

Ashland University Training Students to be Healthier Employees

While most colleges and universities across the country work hard to prepare its students academically for life beyond college, Ashland University has made it a priority to also train its students to be healthier employees in the future. AU is one of only several schools in the country to establish a lifetime wellness requirement for students to graduate.

“Faculty made the decision in 2000 to make lifetime wellness part of the required core of a student’s educational life at Ashland University,” said Sue Heimann, dean of students at AU. “Since that time students have been required to take a lifetime wellness class that teaches them holistically about health and wellness including physical, emotional, social, intellectual, environmental and occupational, spiritual and financial dimensions.”

Ashland University and Ohio State Mansfield Sign Nursing Articulation Agreement

Ashland University and Ohio State Mansfield  Sign Nursing Articulation Agreement

Ashland University and The Ohio State University at Mansfield formalized a long-standing partnership today to prepare students across the region for a career in nursing.

The two universities signed a nursing articulation agreement that provides an opportunity for students to enroll and complete degree requirements at OSU Mansfield and then transfer directly to the nursing program at Ashland University.

Ashland University Nursing Students and Faculty Travel to Navajo Reservation

Ashland University Nursing Students and Faculty Travel to Navajo Reservation

Ashland University nursing students and faculty traveled to Window Rock, Ariz., on May 11-17 as part of the Navajo Cultural Immersion course, HS 380.

The students who participated in the week long immersion were Brooke Agnes, Alicia Fulk, Breann Gindlesberger, Allison Johnson, Katelyn Osborne, Kaitlyn Runser, Jaclyn Runser, Robyn Siburt, Olivia Sprague, Hannah Thome. Faculty members Sharon See and Nancy Thorne led the students on this cultural journey.

As part of the trip, the students spent three days at the Fort Defiance Indian Hospital – the Tse’hootsoi’ Medical Center. While at the hospital, students learned how traditional Navajo healing practices are integrated into western medicine. They had the opportunity to see traditional Navajo Hogans and sweat lodges and how they are used in patient care.

Ashland University Receives $1 Million from State Capital Bill

Ashland University Receives $1 Million from State Capital Bill

State Representatives David Hall (Ashland) and Mark Romachuck (Richland) jointly announced that Ashland University’s Dwight Schar College of Nursing has been awarded $1 million as part of the State Capital Bill.

The award is for costs associated with the construction of the $15.5 million nursing educational facility located on Trimble Road in Mansfield. The partnership between North Central State College and Ashland University with its articulation agreements for nursing students was instrumental in AU receiving the award.

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.

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