2020 - 2021 Year in Review

Our vision is to think and achieve the impossible to transform health and improve lives. Even in the face of a 100-year storm, our students, faculty, staff, alumni and partners rose to the occasion and consistently delivered remarkable solutions. Our achievements are made possible by the support of our entire college community, including our generous donors who care deeply for our people, believe in our mission and provide opportunities for success and impact at multiple levels. Join us as we reflect on the major accomplishments of our College of Nursing family in the age of COVID-19.

 

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Teaching and Learning  |  Community Impact |  Research and Evidence-based Practice  |  Wellness |  Transformative Solutions in Healthcare 

 


 

Points of Pride

Student body: 
  • 1,086 undergraduate students
  • 968 graduate students
  • 209 PhD and DNP students
Research and grants:
  • #13 nationally among colleges of nursing in National Institutes of Health funding
  • $11.8M in external grant funding for research and development 

Because of the generosity of our alumni and donors, nearly $800,000 in scholarship funding was provided to 126 student scholars.

Our scholarship recipients:
  • Undergraduate: 47%
  • Graduate: 53%
  • First generation: 36%


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

 

 

BUILDING DREAMS. DISCOVERING SOLUTIONS. DELIVERING IMPACT.

The pandemic could not break our spirit or our progress. We broke ground on our new building on December 2, 2020 and are thrilled to see it take shape at the corner of Neil and 9th Avenues. See video construction updates and read about how we are transforming the future of health as we anticipate the opening of our new building in August 2022 and the generational impact it will have on our teaching, learning, research, innovation and leadership. Read more.

 

Pandemic hero

AT THE FOREFRONT: COVID-19

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Buckeye nurses at Ohio State, across the country and around the world have stepped up and answered the call to help. Read more:  Pandemic hits homeWellness resources for coping with anxiety related to COVID | Resources from the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare

 

May 2021
The vaccine rollout in Ohio allowed students to learn and serve in a real-world healthcare crisis. Many students and faculty served at Shots at the Schott.
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February 2021
Caring and Creativity: Provost award winner Christa Newtz discusses the shift to online learning.
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May 2021
Our PhD program continues to gain strength. Meet two PhD candidates who received funding through the college.
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April 2021
Mary Beth Happ named 2021 AACN Distinguished Research Lecturer.
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November 2020
One dedicated preceptor helped a Nurse Practitioner cohort receive critical clinical hours despite COVID restrictions.
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November 2020
Faculty member Kelly Casler, volunteered to serve in New York City on the COVID-19 front lines.
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June 2021
Two young alumni blogged about their experiences serving during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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May 2021
Alumna follows her dream to create a clinic for underserved rural children.
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June 2021
The Center for Healthcare Innovation and Leadership continued outreach despite the pandemic, including hosting a virtual IDEA Workshop to help new healthcare innovators get off the ground.
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November 2020
Several Ohio State researchers discuss their work toward improving healthcare inequities.
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May 2021
Eileen Faulds featured in Johnson & Johnson Nursing blog for hybrid approach to continuous glucose monitoring.
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March 2021
Happ, Wills to receive high honors from Midwest Nursing Research Society.
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February 2021
Researchers find new way to diagnose for potential Alzheimer’s disease.
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2020-21
Eight-week online Stay Calm and Well webinar series helps build knowledge and skills to sustain wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
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October 2020
A global conversation on solutions to the “pandemic within the pandemic” of clinician burnout featured U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams at the third biennial Summit on Promoting Well-Being and Resilience in Healthcare Professionals.
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November 2020
Innovative Wellness Partner Program pairs nurse practitioner students with front-line nurses across the country.
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July 2021
Grant support from the CARES program supports resources and programming designed to help Ohio State students battle stress, anxiety, depression and burnout.
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Our college launched the Transformative Solutions in Healthcare series in August 2020 to amplify expert voices affiliated with the College of Nursing in addressing issues in healthcare and bringing potential solutions to the forefront. New thought pieces were published every month from August 2020 through June 2021 and will resume in September 2021.

Diversity in clinical trial participation matters
Timiya S. Nolan, PhD, APRN-CNP, ANP-BC, Joshua J. Joseph, MD, MPH, and Darrell M. Gray II, MD, MPH

Unending Violence: A Public Health Crisis Placing Nurses in the Crosshairs
Pat Ford-Roegner, RN, MSW, FAAN

“What’s good for the heart is good for the brain:” Inspiring self-care to prevent hypertension-related dementias in African American older adults
Kathy D. Wright, PhD, RN, APRN-CNS, PMHCNS-BC

Interviews with national nurse leaders Jane Hopkins, RN, and Acting Surgeon General of the United States, RADM Susan Orsega, MSN, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN

Building bridges to care: How community health workers have created lifelines during a pandemic
Susie Breitenstein, PhD, RN, FAAN

Nursing Leadership Needed to Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines and Redesign Our Healthcare System
Pat Ford-Roegner, RN, MSW, FAAN

Redesigning nursing education to support patients in primary care
Wendy Bowles, PhD, APRN-CNP, CNE, Margaret Graham, PhD, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN, Portia Zaire, MSNEd, BSN, RN-CCCTM

Rethinking how we Address Health Disparities
Karen Patricia Williams, PhD

The Sanctity of Science: Following Evidence in an Age of Misinformation to Improve and Save Lives
Pat Ford-Roegner, RN, MSW, FAAN

Clinician Burnout Demands Urgent Action to Improve Population Health and Ensure Healthcare Quality and Safety
Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN

Telehealth Rises to the Challenge
Pat Ford-Roegner, RN, MSW, FAAN

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