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Welcome! The Ashland University Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CONHS) takes pride in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Together, we are building a state-of-the-art nursing program that prepares our students professionally and personally for healthcare challenges of the 21st century. Stay informed, get connected to the CONHS Blog for the latest student, faculty, and alumni news.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Interventions for Weight Loss in Women: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Faculty and students at the College of Nursing and Health Sciences are participating in an interdisciplinary weight loss research study.  The study focuses on lifestyle changes for positive weight control through individualized health nutrition and safe exercise plans.  The research subjects are working together, learning from other health disciplines though information sharing and discipline-specific coaching as client-specific plans are administered.  The primary investigator for this research study is Karen Estridge, DNP, RN; with co-investigator Melissa Snyder, PhD, AT, ATV, SCSC; Beth Patton, PhD; and Denise Reed, MS, RD, LD. 

Billie Maglott, MSN, RN; Melessa Damoff, MSN, RN; Angela Miranda (Dietetics);
Matthew Lioi (Exercise Science); Sally Trout (Athletic Training); and Andrew Lioi (Exercise Science)

Jonathan Darmon (Athletic Training); Val Kuenkele, MSN, RN; Ashley Lorah (Exercise Science)

Braxton Wright (Dietetics); Denise Reed, MS, RD, LD; Tracy Crum BSN, RN; Abby Leboza (Exercise Science);
Melissa Hill (Athletic Training) partially hidden; Sharon See, MSN, RN.

Not shown in the photos above are team members Karen Estridge, DNP, RN; Laura Gilmore, MSN, RN; Lisa Young, DNP, RN; Tina Cunningham, Kelly Kossick, Natasha Kikbride (Dietetics), Danielle Crouse (Nursing); Lydia Kallini (Nursing); Lauren Blakney (Nursing).

Friday, January 17, 2014

Nursing Alumni - Christmas Activities

Shirley Tipper, Rowean Santolucito, Judy Davis, and Beth Griebling

Over the holiday season, the Ashland University Nursing Alumni Association were busy wrapping gifts at the Richland Mall.  This is one of the many activities they have organized to raise money for nursing scholarships.
The Alumni Association also held their annual Christmas luncheon on December 19, 2013 at O' Charley's in Ontario.  A big thank you to the Alumni Association for their continued support of Ashland University's nursing program.  

Left to Right: Carol Williams, Sarah Strohminger, Sue Baker, Beth Griebling, Jane Beeching, Lois Yoho, Rowean Santolucito, Judi Saurers, Judy Davis, Carolyn Bloodhart, Becky Mangas, Fran Hoeppner.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

RN to BSN Student Receives Nursing Scholarship

Courtney Dill, Linda Nelson, Lynn Friebel, Missy Compton, and Jackie Owens

Ashland University RN to BSN student Melissa (Missy) Compton recently received the Wanda June Humphrey Nursing Scholarship.  On December 23, Lynn Fribel, Director of the Shelby Foundation, presented the award to Missy on her unit at MedCentral Health System.  Missy holds the position of Clinical Leader of the Birthing Suite.  Courtney Dill, Nurse Manager of the perinatal unit, Linda Nelson, Director of Perinatal Services and Jackie Owen, Director of the RN to BSN program were present for the scholarship presentation.  Missy will graduate in May 2014 with a BSN and is exploring options for graduate eduction.

Ms. Friebel also shared the following information about Wanda June Humphrey and the Nursing Scholarship.  Wanda June Humphrey graduated from Shelby High School in 1942.  She went right into war work at the former Autocall plant.  In 1947, she started attending Mansfield General School of Nursing and graduated as a registered nurse in 1950.  Not long after she passed her state board exam, she signed up with the Navy.  She was never on a ship the entire six years.  She was a general nurse and often worked in dependents’ wards, which is where the families of service members were treated.  While at St. Alban’s Navy Hospital on Long Island, New York,  she decided six years was enough and came home to Shelby.  She went to work at Shelby Memorial Hospital as an operating nurse.  She wanted to work in the operating room since she started nursing school.  At Shelby, she got her wish and spent 26 years as an OR nurse.  “I really enjoyed nursing, it was hard work, but very rewarding and had a lot of fun” she said.  On December 31, 1983 she retired. Wanda has been blessed with opportunities and memories through her nursing career and wants to share her passion through granting continuing education scholarships for registered nurses. 

Applicants for the Wanda June Humphrey Nursing Scholarship must hold an active Registered Nurse license in the State of Ohio, reside in Richland County, and be employed while attending school.  The first scholarship was awarded in 2010.