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Monday, July 20, 2015

In Remembrance: Penny S. Snyder

Penny S. Snyder
Penny was a joy to have as a Nursing faculty member. She will be greatly missed in the AU CON family. Prayers and condolences go to her family and friends.
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Penny S. Snyder, 51, of New Washington passed away on Friday, July 17, 2015, at home, her death was unexpected.  Penny was born May 4, 1964, in Bucyrus to Delbert and Marilyn (McCracken) Koons who survive in Brokensword.  She is also survived by daughter Meghan Snyder of Mansfield; brothers Chuck (Betty) Koons Jr. of Bucyrus and Douglas Koons of Sycamore; sister Nancy (Sidney) Maples of Sycamore; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

The family will be receiving friends from 4 until 8 pm Wednesday, July 22, at Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home. There will be a service provided by the Ladies of the Moose at 7:45 pm Wednesday evening. Funeral services will be Thursday at 11 am in the funeral home with Rev. Glory Geib officiating, burial will follow at Brokensword Cemetery. Contributions can be made to Scioto United Methodist Church, American Diabetes Association, or American Heart Association. Visit munzpirnstill.com to leave condolences.


Thursday, July 9, 2015

Kristina Cunningham Assumes New Role as Professional Advisor

On Wednesday, July 8, 2015, the College of Nursing hosted a carry-in lunch to show appreciation for Tina Cunningham, clinical coordinator for the College. She has accepted a new position working for the Center for Academic Support as a professional advisor for the College of Education. She will transition into the new position at the end of the month.









Tina truly is a one-of-a-kind, and we will miss her greatly! We wish you well on the Ashland Campus!


Monday, June 29, 2015

Kehres Presents at Conference in Columbus

On June 20 in Columbus, Deanie Kehres, clinical assistant professor of nursing, presented at the 2015 OhioHealth Cancer Conference at The Boat House at Confluence Park. The poster was titled "Innovative Quality Initiatives Promoting Excellence in Oncology Nursing." This Quality Initiative will be an ongoing process with OhioHealth and their Oncology Service Line.




Monday, June 1, 2015

Columbus Asian Festival

May 23, 2015--Students along with Dr. Heid attended the Columbus Asian Festival for their faculty-directed experience for International Transcultural Perspectives class.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Navajo Immersion in Arizona

The College of Nursing is traveling to the Navajo this week to study Native American culture. Students will have the opportunity to interact with Navajo people during observations at the Tsehootsooi Medical Center and in the local community.

 Rez Refuge-Youth Center with AU student Ellie Scott

Hogan after the Blessing Ceremony

The top of Window Rock

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Nurses Day at the Statehouse



Post licensure students and faculty from the College of Nursing and Health Sciences joined over 400 Registered Nurses at Nurses Day at the Statehouse (NDASH) in Columbus Ohio on February 18, 2015. NDASH is organized by the Ohio Nurses Association and sponsored by many professional nursing organizations and educational programs. On this day, nurses have the opportunity to learn about current health related legislative initiatives and information; listen to the stories of nurse advocates who have successfully implemented change; attend legislative committees and hearings or two or the Ohio Statehouse; learn about effective communication with elected officials; and discuss healthcare issues with legislators in attendance.
 
Nine students in the RN to BSN Program and one student in the DNP Program attended, along with two faculty members.


Front: (L-R) Christa Harris, Jeanne Barker, Casey Simon, Megan Middleton, and Megan Barker. Back (L-R) Faculty Jackie Owens, Shawnda Geisel, Katy Corrigan, Denise Berger, Paula Carter, Faculty Karen Estridge, and Lori Sneeringer



Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Nursing Professor Receives Mentor Award

Each year Ashland University Board of Trustees recognizes 8 mentors based on nominations by students. These letters are reviewed by the Academic Affairs Committee and the Board of Trustees and the top 8 are selected. Brenda DeHaan was awarded this honor this year and was nominated by senior nursing student Victoria Gill. Victoria's letter is a touching and wonderful reflection of Professor DeHann's committment to students.

Victoria's letter:

"Professor Brenda DeHaan is deeply committed to being an excellent teacher and truly forms a relationship with each and every one of her students. She has proven to be the greatest mentor I have had at this university. Upon my arrival to the hospital, I received my patient assignment and I almost fell over. My patient had numerous problems with a lot that I had never dealt with before. Professor DeHaan simply replied, "You'll be fine, I'm right here, I know you can do this!" When I have a bad day or feel like I cannot make it through nursing school, Professor DeHaan is he first person I would want to talk to. She has such a compelling, caring, nurturing personality. She helps students learn skills, but at the same time is always there for them when they have any problems, whether it is school, home, emotional, whatever it is she is always willing to help."

Congratulations Brenda!