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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

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.

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Owens Attends Annual Clinical Research Conference

Dr. Jackie Owens, Associate Professor of Nursing, and Theresa Lattner, BSN, RN, CMSRN, a 2011 RN to BSN Program alumna, attended the Cleveland Clinic 15 th Annual Clinical Research Conference on April 29-30, 2019, in Warrensville Heights, OH. Owens, who serves as Editor of the scholarly journal of the American Nurses Association, OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing , presented a breakout session entitled, Responding to Peer Reviewer Feedback: Tips from an Editor. Lattner, a nurse manager at Fairview Hospital, offered a poster and oral presentation about results of a research project entitled, Medication Side Effect Education: Are Patients and Clinicians on the Same Page? Read more

Nursing Faculty Present Research at Transcultural Nursing Society Conference

Department of Nursing Professors Sharon See and Patti Clayburn, both Clinical Assistant Professors; Dr. Jacqueline Owens, Associate Professor; and Brenda DeHaan, Adjunct Nursing Faculty; participated in a panel discussion to present their cultural research , The Influence of Cultural Simulation on Perceptions and Intent to Act , at the 44 th Annual Conference of the Transcultural Nursing Society. The conference was held October 17-20, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. The aims of this mixed methods study were to understand the impact of the BaFa BaFa cultural simulation game on senior nursing students’ perceptions about culture and intent to act in their future practice and to inform nurse educators regarding practices to incorporate cultural simulation games.



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Nursing Alumni Hold Annual Banquet

The Dwight Schar College of Nursing Alumni held their annual banquet at the Ontario Event Center (Ontario, OH) on September 22, 2018. The Classes of 1968 and 1993 of Mansfield General Hospital School of Nursing were honored. Each member gave a brief description of their careers. All had remained in the nursing field.

Mansfield General Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1968
Front row: Carolyn Chandler Carpenter, Beverly Young Cruikshank, Carlene McNown Um stead & Kathy Gabriel Spiecher
Back row: Susan Eckstein Rothhaar, Cynthia Kreim Sheehan, Dian Seeds Clare, Janice Weaver O 'Neil & Carla Whipps Shadwick
Mansfield General Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1993
Kathryn Haire
All of the 2018 scholarship winners were present. They are Katelyn Miller, Monica Dannemiller, Melanie Hyder and Amanda Janecek. Katelyn, Monica, and Melanie were chosen to receive $1000.00 each by the alumni board based on essays they wrote, which were read at the banquet. Amanda received $3163.00 from the Nursing Alumni Endowed Fund.

Left to Right: Katelyn Miller, Melanie Hyder, Monica Dannemiller & Amanda Janecek
OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital, formerly Mansfield General Hospital, is celebrating 100 years in 2018. Jeff Mandeville and Kathleen Addlesperger from the Richland County Museum put on a funny skit portraying a doctor and a nurse in 1918.

Winners of the raffle sponsored by the alumni association were: Mary Fair (MGH 1978), Eleanor Regula (MGH 1952) and Mary Lou Davidson (AU 1998).

It was announced at the banquet that unless interest increases there is the potential to discontinue the annual banquets and... Read more

Doctor of Nursing Program Offers the Health Resources Service Administration (HRSA) Faculty Loan Program

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Ashland University is pleased to announce the reception of the Health Resources Service Administration (HRSA) Nurse Faculty Loan Program. The purpose of this program is to provide loans to students who are committed to becoming nursing faculty. This grant will provide support for up to 15 students enrolled in the DNP program to help pay for tuition, books and fees. You may receive an application by contacting Lisa M. Young, DNP, APRN , director of the DNP program at lyoung3@ashland.edu or the administrative assistant, Wendi Bigelow at 419-521-6869 or wbigelow@ashland.edu . Applications will be reviewed and awarded on a first come first serve basis for qualified applicants.

This ICARE Ashland University Nurse Faculty Loan Program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $310, 348.00 with .09 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U. S. Government.

... Read more

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.

Blog

Owens Attends Annual Clinical Research Conference

Dr. Jackie Owens, Associate Professor of Nursing, and Theresa Lattner, BSN, RN, CMSRN, a 2011 RN to BSN Program alumna, attended the Cleveland Clinic 15 th Annual Clinical Research Conference on April 29-30, 2019, in Warrensville Heights, OH. Owens, who serves as Editor of the scholarly journal of the American Nurses Association, OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing , presented a breakout session entitled, Responding to Peer Reviewer Feedback: Tips from an Editor. Lattner, a nurse manager at Fairview Hospital, offered a poster and oral presentation about results of a research project entitled, Medication Side Effect Education: Are Patients and Clinicians on the Same Page? Read more

Nursing Faculty Present Research at Transcultural Nursing Society Conference

Department of Nursing Professors Sharon See and Patti Clayburn, both Clinical Assistant Professors; Dr. Jacqueline Owens, Associate Professor; and Brenda DeHaan, Adjunct Nursing Faculty; participated in a panel discussion to present their cultural research , The Influence of Cultural Simulation on Perceptions and Intent to Act , at the 44 th Annual Conference of the Transcultural Nursing Society. The conference was held October 17-20, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. The aims of this mixed methods study were to understand the impact of the BaFa BaFa cultural simulation game on senior nursing students’ perceptions about culture and intent to act in their future practice and to inform nurse educators regarding practices to incorporate cultural simulation games.



... Read more

Nursing Alumni Hold Annual Banquet

The Dwight Schar College of Nursing Alumni held their annual banquet at the Ontario Event Center (Ontario, OH) on September 22, 2018. The Classes of 1968 and 1993 of Mansfield General Hospital School of Nursing were honored. Each member gave a brief description of their careers. All had remained in the nursing field.

Mansfield General Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1968
Front row: Carolyn Chandler Carpenter, Beverly Young Cruikshank, Carlene McNown Um stead & Kathy Gabriel Spiecher
Back row: Susan Eckstein Rothhaar, Cynthia Kreim Sheehan, Dian Seeds Clare, Janice Weaver O 'Neil & Carla Whipps Shadwick
Mansfield General Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1993
Kathryn Haire
All of the 2018 scholarship winners were present. They are Katelyn Miller, Monica Dannemiller, Melanie Hyder and Amanda Janecek. Katelyn, Monica, and Melanie were chosen to receive $1000.00 each by the alumni board based on essays they wrote, which were read at the banquet. Amanda received $3163.00 from the Nursing Alumni Endowed Fund.

Left to Right: Katelyn Miller, Melanie Hyder, Monica Dannemiller & Amanda Janecek
OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital, formerly Mansfield General Hospital, is celebrating 100 years in 2018. Jeff Mandeville and Kathleen Addlesperger from the Richland County Museum put on a funny skit portraying a doctor and a nurse in 1918.

Winners of the raffle sponsored by the alumni association were: Mary Fair (MGH 1978), Eleanor Regula (MGH 1952) and Mary Lou Davidson (AU 1998).

It was announced at the banquet that unless interest increases there is the potential to discontinue the annual banquets and... Read more

Doctor of Nursing Program Offers the Health Resources Service Administration (HRSA) Faculty Loan Program

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Ashland University is pleased to announce the reception of the Health Resources Service Administration (HRSA) Nurse Faculty Loan Program. The purpose of this program is to provide loans to students who are committed to becoming nursing faculty. This grant will provide support for up to 15 students enrolled in the DNP program to help pay for tuition, books and fees. You may receive an application by contacting Lisa M. Young, DNP, APRN , director of the DNP program at lyoung3@ashland.edu or the administrative assistant, Wendi Bigelow at 419-521-6869 or wbigelow@ashland.edu . Applications will be reviewed and awarded on a first come first serve basis for qualified applicants.

This ICARE Ashland University Nurse Faculty Loan Program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $310, 348.00 with .09 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U. S. Government.

... Read more

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.

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...

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 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.