Janine Overcash

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Clinical Professor
Co-Director of the Academy for Teaching Innovation, Excellence and Scholarship
392 Newton Hall
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1585 Neil Avenue
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Janine Overcash is a Professor of Clinical Nursing and the Co-Director of the Academy for Teaching Innovation, Excellence and Scholarship. Dr. Overcash is also a nurse practitioner in the Senior Adult Oncology Program and the James Cancer Hospital Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Cancer Center specializing in the care of the older person.  Dr. Overcash is recognized as a Fellow in the National Academy of Practice, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the American Academy of Nurses. Dr. Overcash was an Associate Professor of Nursing at the University of South Florida and assisted in the design and management of one of the first geriatric oncology programs located at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida.  Dr. Overcash has authored over fifty peer reviewed journal articles in the area of geriatric assessment. A book entitled, The Older Cancer Patient: A Guide for Nurses and Related Professionals by Janine Overcash and Lodovico Balducci highlights principles of care of the older person with cancer and received book of the year award by the American Journal of Nursing.  Dr. Overcash has completed a postdocterate with the John A. Hartford Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity Program. Dr. Overcash participated in the Geriatric Nurse Educational Consortium sponsored by the American Academy of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the John A. Hartford Foundation that instructed over 500 faculty from all over the United States. 

Dr. Overcash's research interests include understanding falls, performance status and independence in older cancer patients. Dr. Overcash speaks nationally and internationally on aspects of geriatric assessment and care of the older person diagnosed with cancer. 

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October 05, 2022

Award recognizes contributions to champion diversity, inclusion and sustainability in nursing education

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) honored The Ohio State University and its College of Nursing with its 2022 Diversity, Inclusion and Sustainability in Nursing Education Lectureship Award for Academic Health Centers.

September 27, 2022

Honor recognizes commitment to and impact on field of neonatal nursing

The National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) awards its Lifetime Achievement in Neonatal Nursing Award to Rita H. Pickler, PhD, RN, FAAN, FloAnn Sours Easton Endowed Professor of Child and Adolescent Health and director of the PhD program at The Ohio State University College of Nursing.


October 12, 3:00 p.m.
100 Heminger Hall
1577 Neil Avenue