Friday, February 22, 2013

Nurses Day at the Statehouse 2013

On February 20, 2013 faculty and students from the Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences joined nurses from across the state for “Nurses Day at the Statehouse” (NDASH) in Columbus, Ohio.

Throughout the day, sessions were held addressing legislative news and information pertaining to nursing and the healthcare community.  Participants learned how to effectively communicate with legislators and heard success stories from nurses in action.  One in every fifty voters in the U.S is a registered nurse.  There is power in nursing!

Ashland University traditional nursing students and RN to BSN students attended the day-long event.  RN to BSN students attended NDASH as part of their senior capstone course in “Legal, Ethical & Political Perspectives in Nursing.”  These students also attended a prearranged meeting with an elected official while at the Statehouse as part of their capstone experience.  

Faculty and students enjoyed the various informational sessions and were able to take a behind-the-scenes look at the Ohio Statehouse and its history.  

RN to BSN students with Program Director Jackie Owens

Lauren Hale and Caitlin Jones

Governor John Kasich