Ohio Nursing Students Convention hosted at Ohio State

COLUMBUS, Ohio (October 18, 2012) – Nursing students from higher education institutions throughout Ohio will converge at the Ohio State University College of Nursing on October 26-27, 2012 for the Ohio Nursing Students Association Annual Convention.

The convention, “Ohio Nursing Students Shooting for the Stars,” is expected to attract more than 100 active nursing students to the Ohio State College of Nursing Newton Hall.

“The ONSA Board of Directors is very excited to have the Ohio Nursing Students Annual Convention at the Ohio State University this year,” said Brandon Pachs, 2011-2012 ONSA President and a junior at Case Western Reserve University Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. “We are really looking forward to having the convention in central Ohio to provide a convenient location for Nursing Students throughout the State.”

Students will participate in a Jeopardy-style “brain bowl” competition, learn about professional organizations to join, install a new statewide board, and participate in American Red Cross blood and bone marrow drives.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Usha Menon, PhD, RN, FAAN, vice dean and professor at The Ohio State University College of Nursing, will discuss nurses taking care of themselves, the Nurse Athlete program, and passion and diversity in nursing
  • Mary Foley PhD, RN – past president, American Nurses Association and associate director, Center for Nursing Research and Innovation, University of California, San Francisco, will discuss how state and national associations help student nurses “shoot for the stars” and build the future of nursing

Breakout sessions will cover topics and issues that impact students’ education and future work, from diversity in nursing and pharmacology to graduate school and community health options.

“The various sessions and speakers at this year's convention should be very beneficial to the students, who are the future leaders of the Nursing profession,” added Pachs. 

For more information about the convention, please visit http://www.choosenursingoh.com/convention1.html.

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Contact: Kathryn Kelley, chief advancement officer, The Ohio State University College of Nursing, 614-688-1062 or Kelley.81@osu.edu