Dr. Theda (Jody) Hostetler

Director, Online Nurse Educator Certificate Program
Assistant Professor of Nursing
College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Office Number: 


  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2015 and serves as assistant professor of Nursing and as director of the Online Nurse Educator Certificate Program

  • 17 years, nursing education program experience-PN, BSN, RN to BSN, DNP

  • 3 years, PN administrator-high school and adult nursing education programs

  • 4 years, state board of nursing: consultant/regulatory surveyor of nursing programs

  • 14 years, healthcare: staff educator, director of nursing, nursing home administrator

Research Areas

Civility in Nursing Education/Workplace
Long-term Care
End of Life Care


Carlow University, D.N.P.
Kent State University, Med
Ashland University, B.S.N.
North Central State College, A.D.N.
Wayne Adult School of Practical Nursing, P.N.

Courses Taught

HSCGH 202L Global Challenges in Public Health
HS/NUR 309: Transcultural Perspectives in Healthcare
NUR 336: Genetics & Health
NUR 405: Health Care Systems
NUR 435: Capstone Preceptorship & Medical-Surgical Immersion
NUR 9810: Scholarly Project I
NUR 9830: Residency I