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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Alumni Association Wrapping for Nursing Scholarships

During the Christmas holiday, the Ashland University Nursing Alumni Association wrapped gifts at UPS and the Richland Mall for busy shoppers. Customers gave donations which will be used for student nurse scholarships.
Rowean Santolucito, Shirley Tipper, Beth Griebling and Judy Davis

Monday, December 15, 2014

Recognition Ceremony December 2014

The Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences held a Recognition Ceremony on Friday, December 12th honoring 12 pre-licensure, 4 RN to BSN, and 17 School Nurse Licensure students. Congratulations to all!

Tradtional students: Catherine Collins, Lisa Deschner, Ashley Law, Lisa Linscott, Jenipher Mathys, Morgan Mayer, Molly Miller, Samantha Mowry, Macy Robertson, Tyler Sayre-Lafave, Brittany Schalk, Lana Surgener.

RN to BSN students: Deborah Baldridge, Nicole Crunkilton, Stephanie Gossman, Kim Stipek.

School Nurse Licensure students: Sarah Adkins, Tara Boone, Amanda Day, Shelby Gaul, Cynthia Hall, Monica Howell, Elisabeth Kaiser, Kelly Koehler, Molly Markley, Marybeth McCormick, Ali Natoli, Alicia Plymale, Wendy Ray, Megan Steiner, Megan Truax, Jill Wiles, Rachel Willis.

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences hosted a "Let's Get Ugly" Christmas party last week. The Student Nurses Association, SCRUBS Society, Living Learning Community, and Peer Mentoring groups planned the event. Students from the Nursing, Dietetics, Exercise Science, and Athletic Training were all represented at the party. Students wore their ugliest Christmas gear and mixed and mingled with their peers and instructors while eating some homemade goodies. Faculty planned Stress Reducing activities to help students prepare for finals and at the end of the evening prizes were given out to students. A good time was had by all!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Dwight Schar College of Nursing has Surprise Visitor

The Dwight Schar College of Nursing had a wonderful surprise visitor this afternoon. Helen Wappner,  a 1936 graduate from the Mansfield General School of Nursing, dropped by to tour the new facility and visit with fellow nursing alum, students and staff. Helen mentioned that much has changed from when she was a nursing student but stopped by the familiar mirror noting that "you always looked at yourself before leaving to be sure you are appropriately dressed". Helen turned 99 this year and was very happy to stop by to visit.

Helen Wappner with daughter Diane Krocker
Helen poses in front of the class mirror.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Program at CONHS proves to be a success!

Patti Clayburn and Billie Maglott, Clinical Assistant Professors at the college of nursing, traveled to Albuquerque, New Mexico, from 10/20-10/25 to the University of New Mexico Mentoring Conference to present research from our College of Nursing's Peer-to-Peer Mentoring program.
The research shows the college of nursing increasing retention of nursing students at a percentage of 86%, a number even larger than the University retention level as a whole. Qualitative results from the research show how important the mentoring program is to freshmen nursing students who receive support from sophomore, junior, and/or senior nursing students. Upper classmen receive benefits as well when providing support and friendship to freshmen students.
The Peer-to-Peer Mentoring program kicks off this year Wednesday, Oct. 29th, on the Ashland campus with a mixer and scavenger hunt.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

AU Students Attend Research Day at Walsh University & meet Award-Winning Nursing Theorist

Ashland University College of Nursing students had the opportunity to attend Research Day at Walsh University on October 17, 2014. Students were able to learn from the many poster presentations as well as meet a distinguished nursing theorist, Dr. Betty Neuman. Dr. Neuman created the Neuman Systems Theory that is studied in NUR 460 course at the College of Nursing.

Left to Right: Dr. Jacqueline Fawcett, Dr. Karen Estridge, Lorie Levy, Lisa Deschner and Dr. Betty Neuman
Lisa Deschner, Linda Griggs, and Lorie Levy view a poster about "Assessment, Knowledge, Attitudes and Perceptions of Nurses Caring for Older Adults"
Dr. Betty Neuman receives the first Neuman Research award

Friday, October 10, 2014

SCRUBS Society 2nd Pod Party of the semester

The SCRUBS Society 2nd Pod Party of the Semester. This was perfect timing for our students to meet our faculty and hang out at the "island" during their midterms/finals.

Thanks to Sharon See, Melessa Starnes Damoff, Patti Clayburn, Wanda Franklin, Cheri Sudar, Jodie Flynn, Ashley Christman, for iviting everyone to the "islands"

The SCRUBS Society Collect for Harmony House

The SCRUBS Society held a collection drive in support of Harmony House of Mansfield. Harmony House provides emergency housing, food and supportive services to individuals and families, who are homeless, while they work to rebuild their independence.