Undergraduate

Undergraduate

Are you a registered nurse looking to advance your career or increase your earning potential? Today, many employers are requiring nurses to be bachelor-prepared. In fact, the Institute of Medicine recommends that 80% of nurses have their BSN by 2020, so there’s no better time than now to expand your options.

Ashland University’s online RN to BSN program provides you with the knowledge and skills to build on your existing nursing education. This high-quality program has been established for 38 years and is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BSN

Have you already earned a bachelor’s degree in another field, but you’re interested in a career in nursing? Ashland University’s Accelerated Nursing Program can prepare you to practice the art and science of professional nursing on an accelerated level.

Undergraduate

Actively Improving Athletic Life

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of active individuals? If so, Ashland University’s nationally-accredited Athletic Training program will provide you with a strong foundation in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses in a variety of settings so you’ll be prepared for a successful career in athletic training.

Undergraduate

Making Your Mark in a Nationally Ranked Dietetics Program

Are you passionate about healthy eating and interested in counseling others about nutrition to improve their well-being?

Look no further than Ashland University’s nationally ranked Dietetics program. You’ll find it’s one of the top nutrition programs in the United States and one of only four fully accredited programs in Ohio that will expertly prepare you for a career in the diverse field of nutrition and dietetics.

Undergraduate
Elevating Exercise Science

Are you interested in helping individuals of all ages become healthier and happier through exercise, rehabilitation, and nutrition? Consider the Exercise Science program offered by Ashland University’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

The Exercise Science program is a comprehensive major that provides invaluable opportunities for...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BSN

Jump Starting Your Next Chapter

Are you an ambitious high school student who has already earned transfer college credit? Are you looking to get a head start on your nursing journey?

The Advanced Entry Nursing program at the Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences provides you with an opportunity to complete freshman- and sophomore-level nursing coursework in a fast-paced format.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BSN

Starting Your Nursing Career

The traditional BSN program at Ashland University, built on a century of excellence, prepares you to practice the art and science of professional nursing.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS
What is Public Health?

"Public health is the science and art of protecting and improving the health of communities through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research for disease and injury prevention.” ( https://www.aacu.org/publications-research/periodicals/public-health-lea... ).

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) has been created to prepare...

Graduate

Graduate

Furthering Family Care

Are you a practicing nurse looking to provide comprehensive primary healthcare to patients throughout their lifespan? The Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) Family Practitioner track prepares you for advanced primary care practices from infancy to adulthood.

Graduate
Proactively Leading Healthcare Forward

Have you earned your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, but you’re looking further your nursing role in order to make a difference?

The BSN to Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Health Systems Leadership track prepares you for an executive leadership and management...

Graduate

Are you interested in furthering your degree in exercise science? The Masters of Science in Applied Exercise Science program at Ashland University is a unique online program designed to advance the skills and knowledge of current exercise professionals.

Graduate
Advancing Your Clinical Practice

Are you a certified nurse practitioner looking to achieve the highest level of practice? Consider the MS/MSN to DNP, Advanced Practice Nurse program at Ashland University. This online track prepares you for an advanced level of patient care with a greater degree of autonomy.

What...
Graduate

Mastering Healthcare Leadership

Are you a practicing nurse looking to take a leadership role in order to affect change?

The MS/MSN to Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Health Systems Leadership track prepares you for an executive leadership and management role that focuses on creating or redesigning healthcare systems to improve and guide care delivery in today’s complex environment.

Graduate

Are you a caring, passionate individual looking to become a certified school nurse? If so, the Ashland University School Nurse program is for you.

School nurses are leaders who bridge the gap between healthcare and education. This post-bachelor’s certificate program consists of online coursework and a 160 to 320-hour internship* in a school setting. Completion prepares students to practice as a professional School Nurse in alignment with the ANA and NASN Scope and Standards of Professional School Nursing Practice.

Adult/Online

Online-Adult

Are you a registered nurse looking to advance your career or increase your earning potential? Today, many employers are requiring nurses to be bachelor-prepared. In fact, the Institute of Medicine recommends that 80% of nurses have their BSN by 2020, so there’s no better time than now to expand your options.

Ashland University’s online RN to BSN program provides you with the knowledge and skills to build on your existing nursing education. This high-quality program has been established for 38 years and is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Online-Adult

The Nurse Educator Certificate Program is a fall start only program that prepares nurses to teach in a nursing education program or healthcare setting. Program includes 12 credit hours of online, graduate-level coursework and a 48-hour practicum with a highly-qualified nursing education faculty member.

Online-Adult

Are you a caring, passionate individual looking to become a certified school nurse? If so, the Ashland University School Nurse program is for you.

School nurses are leaders who bridge the gap between healthcare and education. This post-bachelor’s certificate program consists of online coursework and a 160 to 320-hour internship* in a school setting. Completion prepares students to practice as a professional School Nurse in alignment with the ANA and NASN Scope and Standards of Professional School Nursing Practice.

Certificate

Certificate

The Nurse Educator Certificate Program is a fall start only program that prepares nurses to teach in a nursing education program or healthcare setting. Program includes 12 credit hours of online, graduate-level coursework and a 48-hour practicum with a highly-qualified nursing education faculty member.

Certificate

Are you a caring, passionate individual looking to become a certified school nurse? If so, the Ashland University School Nurse program is for you.

School nurses are leaders who bridge the gap between healthcare and education. This post-bachelor’s certificate program consists of online coursework and a 160 to 320-hour internship* in a school setting. Completion prepares students to practice as a professional School Nurse in alignment with the ANA and NASN Scope and Standards of Professional School Nursing Practice.

Academic Catalog

The Academic Catalog is housed under the Office of Records and Registation

Undergraduate

Undergraduate

Are you a registered nurse looking to advance your career or increase your earning potential? Today, many employers are requiring nurses to be bachelor-prepared. In fact, the Institute of Medicine recommends that 80% of nurses have their BSN by 2020, so there’s no better time than now to expand your options.

Ashland University’s online RN to BSN program provides you with the knowledge and skills to build on your existing nursing education. This high-quality program has been established for 38 years and is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BSN

Have you already earned a bachelor’s degree in another field, but you’re interested in a career in nursing? Ashland University’s Accelerated Nursing Program can prepare you to practice the art and science of professional nursing on an accelerated level.

Undergraduate

Actively Improving Athletic Life

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of active individuals? If so, Ashland University’s nationally-accredited Athletic Training program will provide you with a strong foundation in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses in a variety of settings so you’ll be prepared for a successful career in athletic training.

Undergraduate

Making Your Mark in a Nationally Ranked Dietetics Program

Are you passionate about healthy eating and interested in counseling others about nutrition to improve their well-being?

Look no further than Ashland University’s nationally ranked Dietetics program. You’ll find it’s one of the top nutrition programs in the United States and one of only four fully accredited programs in Ohio that will expertly prepare you for a career in the diverse field of nutrition and dietetics.

Undergraduate
Elevating Exercise Science

Are you interested in helping individuals of all ages become healthier and happier through exercise, rehabilitation, and nutrition? Consider the Exercise Science program offered by Ashland University’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

The Exercise Science program is a comprehensive major that provides invaluable opportunities for...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BSN

Jump Starting Your Next Chapter

Are you an ambitious high school student who has already earned transfer college credit? Are you looking to get a head start on your nursing journey?

The Advanced Entry Nursing program at the Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences provides you with an opportunity to complete freshman- and sophomore-level nursing coursework in a fast-paced format.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BSN

Starting Your Nursing Career

The traditional BSN program at Ashland University, built on a century of excellence, prepares you to practice the art and science of professional nursing.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS
What is Public Health?

"Public health is the science and art of protecting and improving the health of communities through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research for disease and injury prevention.” ( https://www.aacu.org/publications-research/periodicals/public-health-lea... ).

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) has been created to prepare...

Graduate

Graduate

Furthering Family Care

Are you a practicing nurse looking to provide comprehensive primary healthcare to patients throughout their lifespan? The Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) Family Practitioner track prepares you for advanced primary care practices from infancy to adulthood.

Graduate
Proactively Leading Healthcare Forward

Have you earned your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, but you’re looking further your nursing role in order to make a difference?

The BSN to Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Health Systems Leadership track prepares you for an executive leadership and management...

Graduate

Are you interested in furthering your degree in exercise science? The Masters of Science in Applied Exercise Science program at Ashland University is a unique online program designed to advance the skills and knowledge of current exercise professionals.

Graduate
Advancing Your Clinical Practice

Are you a certified nurse practitioner looking to achieve the highest level of practice? Consider the MS/MSN to DNP, Advanced Practice Nurse program at Ashland University. This online track prepares you for an advanced level of patient care with a greater degree of autonomy.

What...
Graduate

Mastering Healthcare Leadership

Are you a practicing nurse looking to take a leadership role in order to affect change?

The MS/MSN to Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Health Systems Leadership track prepares you for an executive leadership and management role that focuses on creating or redesigning healthcare systems to improve and guide care delivery in today’s complex environment.

Graduate

Are you a caring, passionate individual looking to become a certified school nurse? If so, the Ashland University School Nurse program is for you.

School nurses are leaders who bridge the gap between healthcare and education. This post-bachelor’s certificate program consists of online coursework and a 160 to 320-hour internship* in a school setting. Completion prepares students to practice as a professional School Nurse in alignment with the ANA and NASN Scope and Standards of Professional School Nursing Practice.

Adult/Online

Online-Adult

Are you a registered nurse looking to advance your career or increase your earning potential? Today, many employers are requiring nurses to be bachelor-prepared. In fact, the Institute of Medicine recommends that 80% of nurses have their BSN by 2020, so there’s no better time than now to expand your options.

Ashland University’s online RN to BSN program provides you with the knowledge and skills to build on your existing nursing education. This high-quality program has been established for 38 years and is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Online-Adult

The Nurse Educator Certificate Program is a fall start only program that prepares nurses to teach in a nursing education program or healthcare setting. Program includes 12 credit hours of online, graduate-level coursework and a 48-hour practicum with a highly-qualified nursing education faculty member.

Online-Adult

Are you a caring, passionate individual looking to become a certified school nurse? If so, the Ashland University School Nurse program is for you.

School nurses are leaders who bridge the gap between healthcare and education. This post-bachelor’s certificate program consists of online coursework and a 160 to 320-hour internship* in a school setting. Completion prepares students to practice as a professional School Nurse in alignment with the ANA and NASN Scope and Standards of Professional School Nursing Practice.

Certificate

Certificate

The Nurse Educator Certificate Program is a fall start only program that prepares nurses to teach in a nursing education program or healthcare setting. Program includes 12 credit hours of online, graduate-level coursework and a 48-hour practicum with a highly-qualified nursing education faculty member.

Certificate

Are you a caring, passionate individual looking to become a certified school nurse? If so, the Ashland University School Nurse program is for you.

School nurses are leaders who bridge the gap between healthcare and education. This post-bachelor’s certificate program consists of online coursework and a 160 to 320-hour internship* in a school setting. Completion prepares students to practice as a professional School Nurse in alignment with the ANA and NASN Scope and Standards of Professional School Nursing Practice.

Academic Catalog

The Academic Catalog is housed under the Office of Records and Registation

Together, We Can Change Lives

You want to make a difference, and so do we. That’s why The Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Ashland University is committed to educating the region’s finest and most passionate healthcare and health science professionals—so we can make a difference, together.

Skills to Succeed, Values to Guide

We are guided by our core values summarized in the acronym ICARE.

  • I - Integrity
  • C - Caring
  • A - Accountability
  • R - Respect
  • E - Excellence

These ICARE values have proven to strengthen our culture and dedication to those we serve.

The Ashland Unversity Advantage 

We Proudly Claim:

  • Fully accredited nursing and health science programs including ten-year Nursing accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), full accreditation for the Athletic Training program from the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), and more
  • Distinguished program offerings including our nationally ranked Dietetics program, one of only four fully accredited programs in Ohio
  • Award-winning facilities including our simulation center and campus located in the heart of Ohio’s medical and health science community
  • An unmatched, reputable faculty providing individualized attention that accents each individual
  • Remarkable student success proven by high exam pass rates, leading internship opportunities, and top career placements

Nursing Programs

Explore our reputable Nursing Programs ranging from Traditional BSN to our online DNP programs fit for any career objective in nursing.

Health Science Programs

Our Health Science Programs make a meaningful difference in the physical health of others by exploring our credible Athletic Training, Exercise Science, and nationally ranked Dietetics program.

Simulation Center

The College of Nursing & Health Sciences is home to an award-winning, state-of-the art Simulation Center, providing irreplaceable first hand experiences to nursing students.

Accreditation

Ashland University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, is a member of the North Central Association and is authorized by the Ohio Department of Higher Education to grant bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. 

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education seal of accreditation

The bacalaureate degree program in nursing and the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Ashland University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

OBN

The baccalaureate nursing program at Ashland University is fully approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN), 17 South High Street, Suite 660, Columbus, OH 43125, 614.466.3947.

Accreditation

The Atheltic Training Program at Ashland University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 6850 Austin Center Blvd, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731, (512) 733-9700.

ACEND

The Dietetics Program at Ashland University has Candidacy Accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ASCEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 899-0040.

Contact Us

Dean
Carrie Keib, PhD, RN
Phone: 419.521.6802
Email: ckeib@ashland.edu

Administrative Assistant to Dean
Gloria Sims
Phone: 419.521.6805
Email: gsims1@ashland.edu

Nursing Facility - Mansfield Campus
1020 South Trimble Road
Mansfield, Ohio 44906
Phone: 419.521.6800

Health Sciences Facility - Ashland Campus
Rybolt Sports Sciences Center
Ashland, Ohio 44805
Phone: 419.289.5471

Nursing Chair
Juanita Reese Kline, PhD, RN
Phone: 419.521.6811
Email: jkline6@ashland.edu

Health Sciences Chair
Dennis Gruber, EdD, AT, ATC
Phone: 419.289.5446
Email: dgruber@ashland.edu

Department Administrative Assistants
Carol Hunn, Nursing
Phone: 419.521.6831
Email: chunn@ashland.edu

Department Administrative Assistants
Wendi Weikel-Bigelow, Nursing
Phone: 419.521.6869
Email: wbigelow@ashland.edu