Tuesday, August 6, 2019

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/

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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?

Monday, October 29, 2018

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 researchThe 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.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

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 Umstead & 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 the association may be disbanded. There are only a few who attend the meetings and are willing to help with activities. If you are interested, call any of the board members listed on the update letter which was included with your banquet invitation. Invite your classmates as well.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

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.

Friday, May 4, 2018

CONHS Faculty Presentations at Cleveland Clinic Nursing Research Conference

Three CONHS faculty presented at the Cleveland Clinic 14th Annual Nursing Research Conference, held May 2-3, 201,8 at the Marriott Cleveland East in Warrensville Heights, Ohio. Dr. Jackie Owens presented an invited session, Writing for Publication: Helpful Faculty and Student Resources Identified by Editors. Jackie also served as a judge for the conference poster presentations. Dr. Robin Brian gave an oral presentation titled, The Experiences of Living with Excess Weight as an Adolescent: Everyday Life and Healthcare Encounters. Dr. Jeri Berryman gave a poster presentation titled, Improving Nurse-Physician Communication & Collaboration Through Simulation: A Bridge to Patient Satisfaction. Over 200 nurses attended the conference.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Nursing Senior Day

Senior Day was held at the college of nursing on April 30th.  The alumni were represented by Shirley Tipper and Judy Davis.  They greeted students and invited them to join the alumni.  The following students won raffle gifts: Tessa Baker, Madeline Bowen, Angelina Hale, Erica Lawhun, Bridget McEldowney, Sarah Miller, Ashtyn Murphy, Tiffany Smith and Jennifer McElwain.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Nursing Students Inducted into Sigma

On Sunday, April 15, there were 46 students inducted into Sigma (formerly Sigma Theta Tau International) nursing honor society. The induction ceremony was held at the Mount Vernon Nazarene University Chapel in Mount Vernon, OH. The speaker, Patti Kastelic, Director of Cancer Services and Imaging at OhioHealth Mansfield and Shelby, was the speaker. Faye Grund, PhD, APRN from Ashland University, Judy Gregg, DNP, RN from Mount Vernon Nazarene University, and James Middleton, MSN, MBA, RN from Knox Community Hospital, received leadership awards.