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2022 - 2023 Year in Review

As we reflect on the past academic year and transition to new leadership, we want to take a moment to express our gratitude for your support in elevating our college to our outstanding position of strength. We invite you to celebrate our accomplishments made possible by your support over the past year as we have transformed health and improved lives.


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



Points of Pride

Student body: 
  • 1,015 undergraduate students
  • 822 graduate students
  • 226 PhD and DNP students
Research and grants:
  • #16 nationally; #9 of public institutions among colleges of nursing in National Institutes of Health funding
  • $15.4M+ in external grant funding for research and development (an institutional high)
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Because of the generosity of our alumni and donors, nearly $800,000 in scholarship funding was provided to 142 student scholars.

Our scholarship recipients:
  • Undergraduate: 40%
  • Graduate: 60%



U.S. News & World Report rankings


Two national diversity awards

Earned seventh consecutive Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the country’s oldest and largest diversity-focused magazine and website in higher education. Read more >

Received American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) 2022 Diversity, Inclusion and Sustainability in Nursing Education Lectureship Award for Academic Health Centers. Read more >

August 2022
Launched first-in-the-nation Doctor of Nursing Education degree designed to help remedy shortage of doctorally-prepared nursing faculty
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Fall 2022
Students are given new innovative learning experiences with extended reality (XR) integrated across the curriculum
Read more here and here


Fall 2022
Graduate Entry nursing students experienced nursing abroad in Norway and shared experiences working in a foreign country with other nurses
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Fall 2022
PhD and DNP faculty members have different foci but bring research and evidence-based practice together to achieve greater goals
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October 2022
College of Nursing awarded AACN Innovations in Professional Nursing Education Award for second consecutive year
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March 2023
College of Nursing partners with Ohio Department of Aging, others on plans for Alzheimer’s Disease resource program including state’s first dementia caregiver center
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September 2022
Eighteen nueroscientists from United States and Europe including two of our researchers conducted a crowdsourcing study that focuses on the frequency and causes of coma
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March 2023
Study explores how community engagement can help improve clinical trial diversity
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Spring 2023
Innovation Fellowship encourages groundbreaking innovations – from dance and movement to harnessing the wonders of virtual reality – that could impact nurses around the world.
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Spring 2023
$3.13 million National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging grant to develop robotic systems to address apathy in older adults living in long-term care facilities
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Spring 2022 - Fall 2023
Fuld Institute for EBP and the University of the West Indies met in the virtual classroom; New designation recognizes EBP excellence
Read more here and here.

Fall 2022
Alumna and Wexner Medical Center nurse Sam Warren developed and patented a new medical product that will help prevent patient infections
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Fall 2022
Third biennial National Summit on Promoting Well-being and Resilience in Healthcare Professionals brought national attention to the serious matter of clinician wellness
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January 2023
Better planning and behavior regulation may lead to eating less fat according to study in pregnant women
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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 are published monthly during the academic year. Below are the pieces from the 2022-2023 academic year.

A Model of Interprofessional Education: Health Equity Scholars Program
Angela Alston, DNP, MPH, APRN-CNP 

Nurses in Leadership: Using Their Voices to Transform Healthcare
Pat Ford-Roegner, MSW, RN, FAAN, former CEO of the American Academy of Nursing

The Work to Conquer Cancer: Addressing the Needs of Cancer Survivors and their Families
Diane Von Ah, PhD, RN, FAAN

Three Reasons Why Nurses Make the Best Entrepreneurs

How Divided Government Will Impact Federal Health Policy in 2023
Pat Ford-Roegner, MSW, RN, FAAN, former CEO of the American Academy of Nursing

Taking On America’s Anxiety Challenge
Pat Ford-Roegner, MSW, RN, FAAN, former CEO of the American Academy of Nursing

Widening the Lens on Nurse Burnout
Jin Jun, PhD, RN

Reimagining the Future of Nursing Education
Michael AckermanPhD, RN, FCCM, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN and Stephanie Justice, DNP, RN, CHSE

Bridging Gaps and Building Solutions: The Tireless Effort for Health Equity
Timiya S. Nolan, PhD, APRN-CNP, ANP-BC, Joshua J. Joseph, MD and Darrell M. Gray II, MD, MPH

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Your partnership in helping us pursue world-class teaching, cutting-edge research, impactful innovation and leadership in evidence-based practice and wellness empowers and inspires us to continue to answer the calling to care. We appreciate your commitment, support and generosity. Thank you.