Nurse Educator

From the desk of the Nurse Educator

Hello students! My role in this program is to provide you with our philosophy in nursing, current trends in nursing, guidance on your education as you move through the program, career development and information on student health and wellness. I want you to feel supported in your transition to practice while you are in school. Each semester, you will receive an email newsletter from me with highlights in the above areas. Please feel free to contact me at any time to discuss education guidance or career development. Enjoy and I hope to hear from you soon!

We have high aspirations for our students as healthcare professionals. We support them in pursuing their personal and professional success through a simple philosophy: LIVE WELL.

LIVE WELL reflects the values we share in helping prepare our students for a lifetime of transforming health and improving lives. Each letter is significant and intentional in this philosophy.

Learn more about our LIVE WELL philosophy.

Professional development

Our Path2BSN website houses current and past webinars on “hot trends and topics” in nursing.

The "Nursing Education" podcast now features an episode from October 2023 on the Path2BSN admission process with Tracy Taylor, DNP, RN, EBP-C, Path2BSN nurse educator liaison, and Kirsten Fox, M.Ed., academic advisor from the college's Office of Student Affairs and Success. You can access the episode by clicking here.

 Travel Nursing


The Nursing Shortage 


Importance of BSN


Burnout and Compassion Fatigue


Clinician Well-being 


 Professional Development


Current trends

As we move into 2024, we expect to see new trends in the profession of nursing and in healthcare as we continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, which impacted many areas in nursing and patient care. According to a recent article (Grant, 2023), it may be helpful to understand some of the new trends in nursing and healthcare that may help guide future decisions and careers as the profession navigates the ever-changing healthcare field. The profession of nursing is the largest group in the healthcare field; however, there remains a nursing shortage.

There are 11 Nursing Trends We May See in the Future:

  1. The job growth for nurses will continue to rise.
  2. There will be an increase in demand for home healthcare nurses.
  3. The federal government in 2023 proposed legislation to regulate staffing in nursing homes.
  4. The development of Care Models for organizations to support nursing care.
  5. There will be a demand for higher salaries.
  6. There will be an impact on nursing education and healthcare due to artificial intelligence.
  7. There will be a priority in healthcare staff wellness.
  8. The retainment of nurses will be a priority.
  9. There may be an impact on patient care outcomes due to quick solutions to staffing.
  10. There will be a demand for higher education and training for nurses.
  11. There will be more nurses pursuing specialties within nursing.

Grant, B. (2023). Nursing and healthcare trends we can expect to see in 2024. Retrieved from

Reasons to contact the Nurse Educator

Nurse educators serve as advisors and mentors to the next generation of nurses as they transition into the world. What are some reasons that you should contact the Path2BSN Nurse Educator for a one-on-one appointment?

  • The nurse educator has experience in many areas of nursing and can offer insight into desired roles and fields for students.
  • The nurse educator can assist students in developing a personalized nursing career pathway.
  • The nurse educator can provide information on professional development and career service offerings.
  • The nurse educator can provide resources to students if needed to help transition into the nursing role upon graduation.

Career development

As you pursue your BSN, The Ohio State University College of Nursing also offers certificate programs that could further enhance your career development and opportunities. Certificate study areas include school nurse, interprofessional healthcare, healthcare leadership and innovation, primary care and health and wellness coaching. Explore your options for certificate programs.

Career Services

Buckeye Careers is available to students to develop career support for the College of Nursing. Individual appointments in person or virtual same day are available by accessing the link. Resume review? Cover letter help? Need to prep for that interview? Resume review? Cover letter help? Need to prep for that interview? Schedule an appointment today by calling 614-688-3898.

Join a Student Organization This Semester

Experience the College of Nursing beyond the classroom and get involved with one of our many student organizations this semester! As a nurse and nursing student it is helpful for professional development to also be involved in a professional organization. The organization may be small and local or large and national, but either way it offers many opportunities that may help guide career development. Access resources, support and professional guidance as you interact with other students and mentors within your organization. Get involved today!

Student Wellness

At The Ohio State University, we value and prioritize student wellness and self-care. Self-care is not selfish, and we seek to empower and support students to pursue balance to lead a healthy, happy life. Access our Student Wellness Center to learn about its services, events, outreach and how to get involved.

As part of our Student Wellness, did you know that the College of Nursing has our own mental health counselors to support our students?

Counseling Services

Shelby Woith, MA, LPCC, and Claire Simon, LISW-S are committed to supporting the health and well-being of our students.

If you need assistance scheduling a counseling appointment with either Shelby or Claire, please fill out the inquiry form at this link and note that you are a nursing student or contact the Counseling and Consultation Services (CCS) office at 614-292-5766.

Other wellness opportunities:

Wellness Coaching

The Student Life Student Wellness Center offers free services that support Ohio State students by enhancing holistic wellness through empowering conversations. The one-on-one peer program provides students with a coach to listen and provide guidance on how to best utilize their strengths to reach goals. Group coaching and wellness workshops are also available. Schedule an appointment here.

Nutrition Coaching

Nutrition coaching is free to all currently enrolled Ohio State students who want to enhance their health and wellbeing. It is intended to help students identify any imbalance in their food intake and explore ways to optimize their nutrition needs. To schedule an appointment, click here.