Ashland University Nursing School Review

Ashland University (AU) was founded in 1878, and is now a non-profit and private university, in affiliation with the Brethren Church.  Its Judeo-Christian values set the foundation for its quality education and diverse environment.  Its core value of “Accent on the Individual”, states that the Institute, “Pledges the best individual and collective efforts to challenge each person while offering the attention and encouragement that recognizes the uniqueness of everyone.”  Ashland University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and authorized by the Ohio Board of Regents.  It is a member of the Council of Graduate Schools, as well.

The Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Ashland University, teaches students the ethical, professional ways of leadership skills, patient care, and outstanding service in the nursing practice.   The faculty is highly trained and qualified in the healthcare profession and shares their knowledge with the students with one-on-one instruction. The SCRUBS Society is an organization for students enrolled in the College of Nursing, to provide support and fellowship for students.  At Ashland University there are two departments within the College of Nursing, Post-Licensure Nursing and Pre- Licensure Nursing.  Admission Requirements for Ashland University’s Nursing Program must be met before enrolling into a Post-Licensure or Pre-Licensure Nursing Program. 

Post- Licensure Nursing

The Post-Licensure Nursing Department offers three programs, Gerontology Certificate, Nursing- RN to BSN and School Nurse Licensure.  The Gerontology Certificate is a non-degree online certificate program that teaches specifically about geriatric care.  In the RN (Registered Nurse) to BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) program, students with an RN, whom are already experienced in the medical field or trying to complete their education, can earn a BSN degree.  In the School Nurse Licensure program, students will learn the skills needed to insure health needs are being met for each child in the school settings, along with counseling credentials for school-age children.

Pre- Licensure Nursing

The Pre-Licensure Nursing Department offers four programs, Gerontology Certificate, Nursing- Accelerated Track, Nursing- Advanced Entry, and Nursing- Traditional BSN. 

Gerontology Certificate

The Gerontology Certificate is, again, an online specialty course, that can be taken in concurrence with the other nursing programs. 

Accelerated Track

The Nursing- Accelerated Track gives students the ability to learn in a classroom, laboratory and clinical environment to further complement their bachelor’s degree, earning a BSN at an accelerated pace. 

Advanced Entry

The Nursing- Advanced Entry program gives transferring students immediate placement into courses within the program, providing they have completed the prerequisites and met academic requirements needed for transfer.  Along with completing the admission prerequisites, students must have an American Heart Association CPR Certification that is up to date, along with necessary equipment needed in classroom and laboratory settings.  An Admissions Representative can further assist those students who are looking to transfer.

Traditional BSN Program

For those students starting out in their nursing education, they can begin a four year journey in the Nursing- Traditional BSN program.  From the basics to advanced leadership skills, the Traditional BSN program provides comprehensive education in the nursing profession.  The four year BSN degree will qualify the students to work in the healthcare profession, upon completion of the program.

Ashland University’s Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Healthcare Science provide multiple options for obtaining your Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.  For new students, transferring students or healthcare professionals who want to further their education, there is a program at Ashland University that will put you on the right track.

Ashland University
The Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences
335 Glessner Avenue,
Mansfield, OH 44903-2265

(419) 520- 2600