Anita Zehala RN, MS, CNS, ONC

Instructor of Clinical Practice
zehala.3@osu.edu
(614) 292-0987


371 Newton Hall
1585 Neil Avenue Columbus, OH 43210

I have been with the College of Nursing continuously since Winter '98 but also taught during the Summer of '95. Since then I have taught as a clinical instructor at every level in the undergraduate program and at the beginning level for graduate entry program. I am currently serving in the course manager role for the junior medical-surgical nursing class and continue to teach in the clinical setting. My favorite thing about teaching is seeing a student “get it” and take pride in finally understanding a concept. I also enjoy being involved in the workings of the College of Nursing by serving on various committees. I especially enjoy working on curriculum development. 

I am a member of the Central Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON). I served a 2-year term as president of the local chapter in the past and have been on the education committee for the national annual education congress given by NAON. I have been certified as an orthopaedic nurse (ONC) for 27 years. I am also an active member of the Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, Nursing Honor Society. I serve as the Awards Committee Chair on this Ohio State Chapter.

As a staff nurse, I enjoyed teaching patients and fellow staff members. It was a natural extension to become a clinical instructor for nursing students.

Anita's area of expertise is Medical-Surgical Nursing, with a love for orthopaedic patients.