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AU Health Sciences Department to Hold Fit Fest on April 15

AU Health Sciences Department to Hold Fit Fest on April 15

Three Ashland University student clubs are sponsoring the Fit Fest Challenge on Sunday, April 15, from 1 to 4 p.m. on the Ashland University Quad behind Founders Hall.

The event, which is a fundraiser for the Exercise Science Club, the Athletic Training Club and the Student Dietetics Association, will raise money for Project Outrun. Andy Shepherd founded this organization to help children battling cancer to design their own shoes to help them outrun cancer.

Ashland University and Ohio State Mansfield Sign Nursing Articulation Agreement

Officials from Ashland University (AU) and Ohio State University Mansfield (OSU) renegotiated a 2+2 articulation agreement for the completion of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and held a signing ceremony on Monday in the Riedl Hall Atrium on the OSU-Mansfield campus.

The two universities signed the updated 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 Students Honor Their Mentors

Ashland University Students Honor Their Mentors

Eight Ashland University faculty members were honored during the University’s 32nd annual Academic Mentor Awards recognition ceremony held Jan. 26. The program recognizes faculty whose academic leadership with regard to students extends beyond the classroom. The mentors, each nominated by an Ashland student, were presented an engraved silver plate at the event held in John C. Myers Convocation Center.

This year’s Mentor Award recipients are Dr. Jeri Berryman, clinical assistant professor; Dr. Dennis Gruber, chair of Health Sciences Department and clinical assistant professor; Deana Kehres, clinical assistant professor; Jill Solis, adjunct clinical education instructor; Dr. David Vanata, associate professor of Health Sciences; Dr. Emily Hess, visiting assistant professor of History; Dr. Mason Posner, professor of Biology/Toxicology; and Dr. Joe Mackall, professor of English.

Ashland University College of Nursing Co-Sponsors ‘Caring for Hospice Babies’ Event

Ashland University College of Nursing Co-Sponsors ‘Caring for Hospice Babies’ Event

Ashland University’s Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences will co-sponsor an event titled “Finding Life, Hope and Healing: Caring for Hospice Babies” on Jan. 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the AU College of Nursing and Health Sciences located at 1020 S. Trimble Road in Mansfield. The event is free and open to the public.

The event, which is co-sponsored by Nurses Christian Fellowship, will feature an address by Cori Salchert, who is a registered nurse, and worship leader Luke Miller. The event is free and open to the public, but those attending are asked to RSVP at http://bit.ly/2lYsnj9.

Ashland University Online Programs Receive Recognition

Ashland University Online Programs Receive Recognition

Two of Ashland University’s online programs were recognized with high rankings in the prestigious U.S. News and World Report lists for Best Online Programs for 2018.

AU’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) Online Program was ranked as the second best online private program in Ohio and 131st ranked program nationally among the Best Online MBA Programs, while AU’s Online Bachelor’s Program was rated as the second best online private program in Ohio and the 153rd ranked program nationally among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

Ashland University Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences Receives $198,828 from the Ohio Board of Nursing for Pre Licensure Program

 Ashland University Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences Receives $198,828 from the Ohio Board of Nursing for Pre Licensure Program

Ashland University’s Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CONHS) was awarded $198,828 in renewal grant funding from the Ohio Board of Nursing’s Nurse Education Grant Program (NEGP). This two-year grant funding makes possible Ashland’s “Undergraduate Nursing Expansion: Services Excellence and Clinical Faculty Joint Appointments” project in partnership with OhioHealth Mansfield and Shelby Hospitals.

Goals of the project are to expand enrollment in Ashland University’s baccalaureate pre-licensure nursing education program by increasing available faculty resources and expanding clinical placement opportunities via implementation of two innovative models. Clinical site shortages and faculty shortages are national issues of concern in the education of future professional nurses and are barriers for universities to increasing enrollment.

Ashland University Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences Receives $199,325 from the Ohio Board of Nursing for Post Licensure Program

Ashland University Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences Receives $199,325 from the Ohio Board of Nursing for Post Licensure Program

Ashland University’s Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CONHS) was awarded $199,325 in renewal grant funding from the Ohio Board of Nursing’s Nurse Education Grant Program (NEGP). This two-year grant funding makes possible Ashland University’s Accent on the Individual: Increasing Student Enrollment and Faculty/Instruction Personnel through Academic/Health Care System Partnerships.

According to Dr. Faye Grund, dean of the Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences, this project expands on the previous NEGP grant project to increase baccalaureate professional nurses and promote graduate nursing education. NEGP 2015-17 grant program partnerships with Marion Technical College and Stark State College will continue through 2019, in addition to new grant partnerships with North Central State College and Avita Health System.

Ashland University Honors Professor with Taylor Teaching Award

Ashland University Honors Professor with Taylor Teaching Award

Ashland University’s Dr. Lisa Young, assistant professor of nursing in the Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is the recipient of AU’s 2017 Taylor Excellence in Teaching Award. AU Provost Dr. Eun-Woo Chang presented the award at AU’s Academic Honors Convocation on Sunday, April 23, in the Jack and Deb Miller Chapel.

The award, first presented in 1997, was endowed by former Jeromesville residents the late Edward and Louaine Taylor as a way of supporting high quality teaching at Ashland University.

Ashland University's Accelerated BSN Program Named One of the Best in the Country

Ashland University Online Accelerated BSN Program Named One of the Best in the Country

Ashland University’s Accelerated BSN Degree Program has been named as one of the top 20 programs in the country by GeriatricNursing.org, a leading online resource for providing information on nursing schools and programs that offer geriatric nursing education.

“We are very pleased to have our Accelerated BSN Program identified as one of the top 20 in the country,” said Dr. Faye Grund, dean of AU’s Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Ashland University Featured as National College of Distinction

Ashland University Featured as National College of Distinction

Based on its excellence in engaging students, its great teaching, a vibrant campus community and its successful outcomes, Ashland University has been named as a College of Distinction for 2017.

“We are very pleased to be identified as a College of Distinction and believe that this recognition illustrates some of the things that we do best on this campus,” said AU President Dr. Carlos Campo. “We focus on great teaching as well as placing an emphasis on engaging students both inside and outside of the classroom with exciting living and learning environments, and that is drawing some attention.”

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