News and Events


August 05, 2020

The need for human touch is universal among critical care patients and is an important component of the nurse–patient relationship. However, multiple barriers to human touch exist in the critical care environment. With little research to guide practice, we argue for the importance of human touch in the provision of holistic nursing care.

July 20, 2020

The five-year, $3.13 million grant will deploy social-assistive robots at Ohio Living Westminster-Thurber and Chapel Hill Community in Canal Fulton near Canton for an eight-week trial. The study is aimed at curbing loneliness and apathy in older adults, especially for those with dementia.

July 17, 2020

Recent Master of Healthcare Innovation graduate Jordan Bope, MHI, BA, BSN, RN, has always been flexible. After graduating from The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in history amid a recession, he quickly realized that law school would not work out the way he planned. From there, he dove into a rigorous 13-month Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program that led to a career at The Ohio State University Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.

July 08, 2020

Kathy Wright saw the ravages of Alzheimer's disease and hypertension when she served as a caregiver for her father, who dealt with those devastating illnesses. In her role as an assistant professor in the College of Nursing, she also knows these health problems hit the African American community particularly hard.

July 07, 2020

Decisions based on COVID-19 pandemic concerns, need for clinical experience

The Ohio State University College of Nursing announced today that it will pursue a blended approach to teaching, learning and clinical experiences, featuring online lecture courses and in-person labs and simulations for Autumn Semester 2020.

The college weighed the concerns about community spread of COVID-19 and the essential need for in-person clinical experiences for students across all programs.