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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

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

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

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

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education seal of 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. 

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.

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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

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

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

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

Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education seal of 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. 

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.

Nursing Blog

Nursing Blog

Transcending Your Passion for Care

Are you passionate about helping others and interested in a career in nursing? Ashland University’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences has a variety of undergraduate and graduate nursing programs dedicated to educating you to become a practicing nurse committed to nursing practices, leadership, and service no matter your career objective.

Enter the Exciting World of Healthcare

Nurses make a meaningful difference in the lives of patients and their families every day. At Ashland University, we want to help you make the most of your investment in a nursing degree with small class sizes and intensive one-on-one instruction from highly qualified faculty both in the classroom and in real healthcare environments.

With a nursing degree from Ashland University, you’ll be prepared to manage all of the challenges you’ll face as a member of today’s most exciting healthcare profession.

WHY ASHLAND?

Fulfill your career potential with a nursing degree from Ashland University.

  • Respected. Top employers seek AU nursing graduates, due, in part, to the ICARE values they learn (Integrity, Caring, Accountability, Respect, Excellence).
  • Practical. Ashland’s BSN programs prepare nurses for a variety of nursing roles and leadership positions and provide the foundation for graduate education in nursing.
  • Personal. 1:8 clinical instructor-to-student ratio.
  • Efficient. Advanced and Accelerated entry points allow transfer students to begin nursing coursework in their first semester.
  • Dynamic. Our state-of-the-art Simulation Center features interactive, computerized, high- and mid-level fidelity simulators.
  • Engaging. Students collaborate with peers and complete clinical requirements at area hospitals, clinics and other healthcare facilities.

Advancing Your Nursing Career, Your Way!

Undergraduate Nursing Programs

Are you an undergraduate, transfer student, or accelerated learner looking to start your nursing career? The first step in your nursing career is earning your four-year bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN), which will open up a realm of career opportunities in this rapidly growing healthcare field.

Ashland University’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences offers a variety of opportunities to obtain your BSN. Our proven Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program program recently received full 10-year accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), signaling our program meets all key standards.

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.

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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.

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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...

Are you a practicing nurse looking to advance your career?

Graduate Programs

Whether you’re considering becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Practice Nurse, or another executive leadership nursing role, The Ashland University Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences offers a variety of leading online graduate programs with the changing roles of nursing and healthcare in mind.

Graduate

Furthering Family Care

Are you a practicing nurse looking to provide comprehensive primary healthcare to patients throughout their lifespan? The Doctor of Nursing Program (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 Doctor of Nursing Program (DNP) Health Systems Leadership track prepares you for an executive leadership and management role that...

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.

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Mastering Healthcare Leadership

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

The MS/MSN Doctor of Nursing Program (DNP) 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.