2020 Year in Review

Our vision at the college is to think and achieve the impossible to transform health and improve lives. As we reflect back on the last year, we could not be prouder of what our collective community has accomplished. These accomplishments are enhanced by generous support from our alumni and donors in which we are extremely grateful. In the face of unpredicted times, we have come together to continue to serve our mission of dreaming, discovering and delivering. Click around below as we reminisce on the major accomplishments of our faculty, staff, students and alumni.

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Teaching and Learning  |  Community Engagement  |  Research and Evidence-based Practice  |  Wellness

 


 

Points of Pride

Student body: 
  • 1,201 undergraduate students
  • 912 graduate students
  • 203 PhD and DNP students
Research and grants:
  • #16 NIH funded awards
  • $13M in external awards for research and development (includes foundations and training grants for fiscal year 2020). This is the highest ever in our college's history!

Alumni and donors gave $554,912 in scholarship funding to provide over 100 student scholarships.

Our scholarship recipients:
  • Undergraduate: 52%
  • Graduate: 48%
  • First generation: 44%


U.S. News & World Report rankings:

 

#1 online bachelor's degrees at Ohio State

#4 online Master of Science in Nursing program

U.S. News & World Report Best Grad Schools Nursing Master's Degree

#6 Master of Science in Nursing program

U.S. News & World Report Best Grad Schools Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree

#8 Doctor of Nursing Practice



Received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award for the fourth year in a row. 

HEED award 2017

HEED award 2018

HEED award 2019

MHI students Jordan Bope, Anne Bledsoe, Kori Fenner and Justin Kelly


August 2019
Master of Healthcare Student Featured by Johnson & Johnson Nursing
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U.S. News & World Report badges


January 2020
New national rankings place our college at the top of the nation for online bachelor’s and master’s programs again
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Choose Ohio First logo


February 2020
New funds received from “Choose Ohio First” scholarship program
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March 2020
New rankings place Master’s in Nursing and DNP degrees in nation’s top ten
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person using iPad to demonstrate virtual escape room


March 2020
Virtual escape room helps nursing students learn clinical skills
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Christa Newtz


May 2020
Christa Newtz receives Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer award
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books


January 2020 
Celebrating our new books
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Margaret Graham speaking at Registered Nurses in Primary Care event


July 2020
College Leads the Charge to Expand Critical Nursing Roles in Primary Care
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group photo of staff at Total Health and Wellness clinic


September 2019
Total Health and Wellness Center at Ohio State East Hospital Awarded “Federally-Qualified Health Center” Status
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free communication tools for patients with COVID-19


March 2020
Suite of free resources now available to help healthcare professionals communicate with COVID-19 patients who are unable to speak
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nurse wearing mask speaking to someone in car at a drive through testing station


May 2020
Action and service during the COVID-19 pandemic
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Todd Monroe


September 2019
Monroe and Cowan awarded NIH grant to advance Alzheimer’s research
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attendee at Fuld summit


November 2019
On the EBP Forefront: The second biennial national EBP summit
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Newton Hall


February 2020
The Ohio State University College of Nursing strengthens standing as top-tier public institution for NIH grant funding
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Heather Tubbs Cooley


May 2020
Tubbs Cooley awarded R01 from NIH/NICHD for study on NICU nursing care enhancement
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Janna Stephens


May 2020
Stephens awarded $1.6 million R01 grant from NIH/NINR
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PhD students in Newton Hall lobby


June 2020
NIH T32 Supports PhD Nursing Students
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Timiya Nolan


June 2020
Nolan receives NIH/NCI grant
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Lorraine Mion


June 2020
Vanderbilt, The Ohio State University developing ‘socially assistive robots’ to stem loneliness and encourage activity among aging
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National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience


July 2019
National Academy of Medicine Spotlights Ohio State's Efforts to Reduce Clinician Burnout and Improve Well-Being
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stressed student in classroom


August 2019
MINDSTRONG program helps students tackle stress and anxiety
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medical provider wearing personal protective equipment


April 2020
College of Nursing and Trusted Health partner to promote mental/emotional health and well-being support to nurses on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis
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Social Worker and Staff Nurse suicide prevention video still


May 2020
College of Nursing produces video series on suicide prevention and intervention
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marching band heart formation on Ohio State football field


November 2019
O-HEART-I-O: A football game with heart
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Thanks to your support we can continue striving to be the leaders in healthcare on campus and across the nation and stay at the forefront of nursing and wellness education. We are eternally grateful for your commitment and generosity.