November 28, 2022

Chief Wellness Officer and College of Nursing Dean will ascend to chair for 2023-2024 term

The National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention has elected Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN, as its new vice-chair of the Board of Directors for the 2022-2023 term.

February 09, 2022

Urgent “Call to Action for Nurses” by experts from eleven national organizations

Nursing leaders from 11 national and federal organizations – including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Heart Association, National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, American Medical Association, American Academy of Nursing and Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association – penned a new urgent call to action for nursing professionals nationwide to stem a rising tide of hypertension and cardiovascular deaths made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 11, 2020

Partnership honored for mixed-media campaign designed to help people save their lives

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) honored a broad partnership led by The Ohio State University Office of the Chief Wellness Officer and the College of Nursing with a 2020 Circle of Excellence Gold award for last fall’s O-Heart-I-O heart health campaign.

November 15, 2019
Honor recognizes college’s leadership in preventing heart disease and stroke

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention honored The Ohio State University College of Nursing with the 2019 Heart Healthy Stroke Free award to recognize the college’s exceptional leadership and collaboration to carry out the national Public Health Action Plan to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke.

November 26, 2018

Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, RN, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN, vice president for health promotion, university chief wellness officer, dean and professor in the College of Nursing was elected to the Board of Directors for the National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention. The mission of the National Forum is to harness, lead and encourage collaborative action among stakeholders committed to heart disease and stroke prevention.