September 23, 2019 8:00 am - September 24, 2019 5:00 pm

Registration now open!

September 23 - 24 | Longaberger Alumni House

A Nurse Practitioner was inspired to start her own practice.
A nurse developed an online educational platform for the Keto diet.
A researcher is commercializing a new botanical for cancer patients.

They came with dreams and left with opportunities. You can too!

Learn from experts how to:

  • Apply innovation and entrepreneurial principles to traditional healthcare settings
  • Develop your own business plan
  • Start and manage a small business
  • Market your practice
  • Pitch your ideas
  • And so much more!

Still not convinced? View this year's agenda.

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The Ohio State University College of Nursing invites you to showcase your work on improving the health and wellbeing of the world through healthcare innovation. We're looking for excited individuals to share their innovation by presenting a poster and/or product during our cocktail reception on Monday, September 23. 

Abstract submissions (300 word limit) must include: 

  • Background/significance of the problem 
  • Purpose
  • Methods
  • Results (or projections)

Abstracts must be submitted by June 1, 2019.

An expert panel will review all applications received by the deadline. You must register for the workshop to be eligible to present your innovation. 

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June 27, 2018

On Sept. 13 and 14, 2018, the College of Nursing’s Office of Innovation and Strategic Partnerships will be hosting the fourth annual Healthcare Innovation and Entrepreneurship Workshop. The event will take place at The Longaberger Alumni House at The Ohio State University, located at 2220 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio. All are welcome, and this event may be of special interest to Ohio State faculty and staff, College of Nursing alumni, the Wexner Medical Center staff, healthcare and business professionals and research and innovation peers. 

This two-day workshop will provide an overview of important business fundamentals and tips on how to integrate innovation and entrepreneurship principles into practice. Attendees will learn from experts on how to develop a business plan, start and manage a small business, pitch ideas, understand legal considerations for business ventures and more. There will also be a number of renowned speakers at the event, including College of Nursing Dean Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, RN, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN. 

Registration for the event is now open. Fees paid in person before Sept. 1 are $325 and increase to $375 after Sept. 1. The price for past participants and Ohio State students is $125. Those with an or email, or those who refer a colleague who registers at the full rate, will receive a $25 discount. The registration cost includes breakfast and lunch both days, parking fees, shuttle access from many local hotels and a happy-hour reception on the first day.

The deadline to register is Sept. 7, 2018. To learn more and register for the event, go to Send any questions to Tim Raderstorf, chief innovation officer, at