1/29/18 ASHLAND, Ohio – 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.
The agreement was signed by AU President Dr. Carlos Campo, AU Provost Dr. Eun-Woo Chang and AU Dean of the Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences Dr. Faye Grund, representing Ashland University, and Interim Dean and Director Dr. Norman Jones and Vice President for Business and CFO Geoffrey Chatas, representing Ohio State University Mansfield.
“This academic agreement between the two institutions provides the opportunity for students to transition seamlessly between the two institutions and complete a bachelor's degree in nursing from Ashland University,” Dr. Chang said.
“What I think is so important is that the students in this articulation agreement are clearly at the center,” Dr. Chang said. “This is an exemplary partnership between a public institution and a private institution with the exact same goal – to provide the best educational opportunities for the students in the region.”
The agreement allows OSU Mansfield students to obtain a minimum of 50 credit hours of core coursework at state college tuition rates, then, with a 3.0 GPA or higher, transfer to Ashland University at junior status to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.
“We’re just delighted to be renewing this agreement and moving forward in this direction with the Ohio State Univesity Mansfield Campus,” Dr. Grund said. “We have state-of-the-art facilities here and we are looking forward to bringing more students into the program.”
Grund noted that the Ohio State Mansfield students will be able to transfer to Ashland University via two different programs:
- a Traditional Nursing program that will guarantee 12 seats per academic year for OSU Mansfield students. The requirements for transfer are available in the Ashland University catalog.
- the Advanced Entry Nursing program that will guarantee eight seats for qualified OSU Mansfield students per fall semester. This is a rigorous program with specific admission criteria allowing students to progress beginning in the fall semester and complete the program in four semesters.
The Ohio State University Mansfield Campus advising office works closely with student to ensure they are enrolled in the proper coursework for progression in the AU nursing program. The official evaluation of transfer credits takes place during the student’s first semester at Ashland University.
Students wishing to transfer to Ashland University may be eligible for federal, state and institutional financial aid. Qualified students with the appropriate grade point average and appropriate semester hours of credit may be eligible to receive the Ashland University Transfer Scholarship. This will be based on all grades earned from all schools attended. The Transfer Scholarship is only available to full-time students attending classes.
Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2017, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) deeply 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. ###