Ohio State Mansfield and Ashland University Strengthen Nursing Program Partnership to Meet Workforce Demand
(Pictured Left to Right: Ashland University Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences Dean Dr. Faye Grund,
Ohio State Mansfield Interim Dean Dr. Norman Jones, Ashland University Provost Dr.Eun-Woo Chang)
Mansfield, OH – An updated articulation agreement between The Ohio State University at Mansfield and Ashland University is a win for area nursing students and the local healthcare community. Ohio State Mansfield Interim Dean Dr. Norman Jones, Ashland University Provost Dr. Eun-Woo Chang and Ashland University Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences Dean Dr. Faye Grund signed the revised agreement this morning (Monday, January 29). It will allow students to complete the first two years of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Ohio State Mansfield and then transition seamlessly to Ashland University to complete the degree.
“There is a high demand for healthcare workers in north central Ohio,” said Dean Jones. “In response to the workforce need, Ohio State Mansfield and Ashland University have come together to provide a pathway to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing locally.”
Ashland University’s Dwight Schar College of Nursing & Health Sciences is located in Mansfield and educates individuals to become health professionals committed to practice, leadership and service.
“This is a unique partnership and we’re very excited to work with Ohio State Mansfield,” said Provost Chang. “Our College of Nursing and Health Sciences is expanding and offering more programs, and this is a great partnership for our community.”
While helping to provide more nurses in Mansfield, the partnership between the two institutions of higher education will also help students who want to complete a nursing degree without leaving home.
“At Ohio State Mansfield, we have a lot of students interested in nursing and it’s a growing field in our area,” said Jones. “It’s an important program for us to support.”
The Ohio State University at Mansfield offers an academic environment that’s challenging but supportive as students become part of an academic tradition that leads the way in shaping tomorrow’s world. Students discover world-class teaching minds passionate about connecting to other disciplines while discovering new ways to see the world. With access to Ohio State’s more than 200 majors, Ohio State Mansfield is where learning comes to life. Research, education abroad and service learning opportunities prepare students for their careers in ways they never expected.
The Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences offers programs in Athletic Training, Dietetics, Exercise Science and Nursing, and its graduates are prepared both professionally and personally for the challenges of an exciting and rewarding career as healthcare professionals.