Student, Faculty & Program News
The Otterbein University/Grant Medical Center Nurse Anesthesia program received full 10 year accreditation today from the Council on Accreditation (COA) for Nurse Anesthesia programs. This is the highest level afforded to nurse anesthesia programs. From the COA's decision letter:
"Finally, the COA would like the program to know that very few programs are granted accreditation with no progress report required. Even fewer programs have achieved the maximum accreditation of ten years. Therefore, the directors of the COA are particularly pleased to offer their congratulations to everyone at the program who has demonstrated their commitment to meeting the requirements for continued accreditation.
Patrick Clinton, junior nurse anesthesia student is selected as 1st president of the newly initiated student board of the Ohio State Association of Nurse Anesthetists (OSANA). Patrick will also serve as the student representative for the OSANA board. Adam Longberry the current student representative will be the interim president for the student board until Patrick is installed in September.
Dr. Regina Prusinski, nursing faculty, is a co-author of an article: " Results of a Feeding Protocol in Patients Undergoing the Hybrid Procedure" for the Pediatric Cardiology Journal.
Dr. Kay Ball received the Association of periOperative Nurses (AORN) Outstanding Excellence in Perioperative education award, academia.
Congratulations to nursing faculty, Dr. Kay Ball, for being inducted into the Cornelius Leadership Congress.
Congratulations Dr. Eva Fried, nursing faculty contributing author to "Guidelines for Midwifery and Women's Health" 5th edition, 2016.
Congratulations Dr. John Chovan
, nursing faculty, contributing author to "The Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing" 4th edition, 2016
Congratulations Danielle Scharpf
, CRNA faculty - won the Ohio State University Department of Anesthesiology CRNA of the year award end of 2015.
Nursing Professor Takes Smoke-Free Operating Room Message Across the Globe
Committed to seeing healthcare workers and patients in a safe environment in the operating room, Dr. Kay Ball, associate professor of nursing, traveled to New Zealand. Dr. Ball spoke twice in New Zealand-once at the International Federation of Perioperative Registered Nurses Conference in Queenstown and once to Perioperative Nurses in Christchurch. She is a strong advocate in sharing the message regarding implementation strategies for creating a smoke free operating room. Dr. Ball also spoke at the Operating Room Managers’ Conference in Vancouver, Canada in December. She presented on the "Partnership Between Otterbein and OhioHealth to Create a Perioperative Nursing Program." Whether teaching in the classroom at Otterbein or sharing her knowledge around the world, Dr. Ball's passion for nursing is clear to all who meet her.
Otterbein Responds to Increasing Need for Nurses
Ohio’s colleges and universities are granting more advanced degrees to nurses than ever before, according to information recently published by The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio (AICUO). “The public demand for quality care has increased steadily over the last decade and Otterbein University’s nursing enrollment has responded to the demand,” stated Barbara Schaffner, Dean of Professional Studies and The Graduate School. Read the full story
Professor Featured in Westerville Magazine
Otterbein University professor Kay Ball has made it a priority to educate her fellow nurses on the importance of their own wellness – and to ensure their working conditions are optimal for good health. Read the full article in Westerville Magazine