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

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

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

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

Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education seal of accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Ashland University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

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

Alumni Host Annual Banquet

The Dwight Schar College of Nursing Alumni Association held their annual alumni banquet at the Ontario Events Center on October 5, 2019. They honored the 50 year (class of 1969) and the 25 year (class of 1994) from Mansfield General Hospital School of Nursing.

Three of the scholarship winners were present. The winners of the $1000 scholarships are Janet Arnold, Alena Holmes and Rachael Westler. The winner of the Endowed Scholarship, Hollie Dowalter, was unable to attend. She received $2350.00

The new Dean of the College of Nursing, Carrie Keib PhD, RN, was present. She introduced herself to the attendees and made brief remarks.

The Nursing Alumni are celebrating 100 years of nursing education in Richland and Ashland Counties. The Mansfield General Hospital School of Nursing opened in 1919 with four students. Only one completed the requirements and graduated in 1922. The school closed in 2001 after having graduated 1731 nurses. MedCentral College of Nursing began accepting students in 1999 and graduated the first students in 2003. Ashland University acquired MedCentral College of Nursing in 2010 and the first students graduated from AU Dwight Schar College of Nursing (now Dwight Schar College of Nursing & Health Sciences) in 2011.

The winners of the $100 raffle were Sandra Burnett Wigton (MGH 1969), Brunda Bedell Benson (MGH 1963) and Judy Greer Davis (MGH 1965).

Class of 1960 Mansfield General Hospital School of Nursing
L to R: Rowean Calderhead Santolucito, Fran Baxter Hoeppner and Lois Pealer Senokozlieff
1969 graduating glass from Mansfield General Hospital School of Nursing. They were honored as the 50 year class at the banquet.
Front row: Sandra Burgett Wigton, Jane Brooks Taylor, Judy Spearman Hysong, Nancy Tinkey Holtrey, Kendra Shanklin MartinBack row: Carol Goldsmith Williams, Carolyn Withrow Bloodhart, Cynthia Wolfarth Schwall, Myra Loyer Grove, Alice Hankhammer Herrel
Rhonda...Read more

Jackie Owens Publishes Article

Dr. Jackie Owens, associate professor of nursing, published an article, "Bad Language and Scholarly Publishing: Use It or Lose it?," on July 20 in Nurse Author & Editor, Volume 29, Issue 3. The article discusses editorial decisions about the use of profanity, slang, and colloquialisms that are hurtful or possibly incendiary versus the desire to preserve quotes and original context. Owens serves on the editorial board as an Author-in-Residence for Nurse Author & Editor. This newsletter has been published since 1991 as an international publication appropriate for nurse authors, editors, and reviewers. It is currently published by Wiley-Blackwell as a free, biweekly online publication. 

Read the article here: http://naepub.com/ethical-issues/2019-29-3-2/...Read more

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 15th 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 44th 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

Contact Us

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

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

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

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

Accreditation

Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education seal of accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Ashland University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

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

Blog

Alumni Host Annual Banquet

The Dwight Schar College of Nursing Alumni Association held their annual alumni banquet at the Ontario Events Center on October 5, 2019. They honored the 50 year (class of 1969) and the 25 year (class of 1994) from Mansfield General Hospital School of Nursing.

Three of the scholarship winners were present. The winners of the $1000 scholarships are Janet Arnold, Alena Holmes and Rachael Westler. The winner of the Endowed Scholarship, Hollie Dowalter, was unable to attend. She received $2350.00

The new Dean of the College of Nursing, Carrie Keib PhD, RN, was present. She introduced herself to the attendees and made brief remarks.

The Nursing Alumni are celebrating 100 years of nursing education in Richland and Ashland Counties. The Mansfield General Hospital School of Nursing opened in 1919 with four students. Only one completed the requirements and graduated in 1922. The school closed in 2001 after having graduated 1731 nurses. MedCentral College of Nursing began accepting students in 1999 and graduated the first students in 2003. Ashland University acquired MedCentral College of Nursing in 2010 and the first students graduated from AU Dwight Schar College of Nursing (now Dwight Schar College of Nursing & Health Sciences) in 2011.

The winners of the $100 raffle were Sandra Burnett Wigton (MGH 1969), Brunda Bedell Benson (MGH 1963) and Judy Greer Davis (MGH 1965).

Class of 1960 Mansfield General Hospital School of Nursing
L to R: Rowean Calderhead Santolucito, Fran Baxter Hoeppner and Lois Pealer Senokozlieff
1969 graduating glass from Mansfield General Hospital School of Nursing. They were honored as the 50 year class at the banquet.
Front row: Sandra Burgett Wigton, Jane Brooks Taylor, Judy Spearman Hysong, Nancy Tinkey Holtrey, Kendra Shanklin MartinBack row: Carol Goldsmith Williams, Carolyn Withrow Bloodhart, Cynthia Wolfarth Schwall, Myra Loyer Grove, Alice Hankhammer Herrel
Rhonda...Read more

Jackie Owens Publishes Article

Dr. Jackie Owens, associate professor of nursing, published an article, "Bad Language and Scholarly Publishing: Use It or Lose it?," on July 20 in Nurse Author & Editor, Volume 29, Issue 3. The article discusses editorial decisions about the use of profanity, slang, and colloquialisms that are hurtful or possibly incendiary versus the desire to preserve quotes and original context. Owens serves on the editorial board as an Author-in-Residence for Nurse Author & Editor. This newsletter has been published since 1991 as an international publication appropriate for nurse authors, editors, and reviewers. It is currently published by Wiley-Blackwell as a free, biweekly online publication. 

Read the article here: http://naepub.com/ethical-issues/2019-29-3-2/...Read more

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 15th 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 44th 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

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
Increase Your Impact

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...

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
Degree Type: BSN
Jump Starting Your Next Chapter

Are you an ambitious high school student who has already earned transfer college credit and/or college credit plus? 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...

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.

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.

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

Make a Greater Impact

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...

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

Are you looking to make a difference in the healthcare environment?

The BSN 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...

Graduate
Advancing Your Clinical Practice

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

What to Expect in the Advanced...
Graduate

Mastering Healthcare Leadership

Are you an Advanced Practice nurse looking to advance your leadership role?

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...