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News and Grants

BSN Students Awarded Scholarships from CMAA
BSN students Melissa Lerch and Sarah Robinson will each be presented with $1,000 scholarships from the Columbus Medical Association Alliance. They will be recognized at a CMAA event on Nov. 5. The CMAA  has been giving scholarships to Otterbein students since 1980 (35 total).  The mission of the CMAA is to cooperate with the Columbus Medical Association in the protection of public health, in promoting health education and in advancing other aims and purposes of the Association.

Nursing Students Go to England

During J-Term, our students who enrolled in SYE 4506 Examination of History, Culture and Health Care in England are touring England. You can follow their travels through their blog.

This course explores the history, culture and health care of Britain organized around several on-line assignments, several in person classes and a two-week tour of England. Through course assignments and visits, students examine British history, culture, and health care. They compare how recent changes in health care delivery have impacted both British and American societies. The students complete a course project and a reflective assignment as part of the course requirements.

Nursing, Student Affairs Receives Grant for Prescription Education Program
The Department of Nursing and the Office of Student Affairs at Otterbein University received a $10,000 grant from the Cardinal Health Foundation to expand current programs related to prescription medication misuse.

Otterbein's Prescription Education Program (PEP) was initiated through meetings with the Department of Nursing, Office of Student Affairs, the Otterbein University Student Nurses Association (OUSNA) and the Ohio State University Generation Rx.

Otterbein plans to expand its educational activities to the campus community and initiate educational activities into the senior citizens' community, the school health community and advance practice nurses using established service-learning collaborations. By targeting these community populations, Otterbein will meet the grant program goals of increasing awareness of the prescription drug abuse issue, increasing knowledge of how to reduce access to prescription drugs and willingness to openly discuss the issue of prescription drug abuse.

Nursing Grants

Nurse Anesthetist Traineeships

Project Director: Brian Garrett

Purpose: The purpose of this project is to increase the numbers of certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) in central Ohio and rural Ohio Appalachia. Before this program began at Otterbein in 2010, there had not been a nurse anesthesia program in central Ohio since 1987. This award will be used to 1) fund graduate nurse anesthesia students past their first 12 months of study, and 2) financially support minority and underprivileged nurse anesthesia students past their first 12 months of study.

Funder: Health Resources and Services Administration, 7.1.2013 through 6.30.2014

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Undergraduate Program

Joy Barrick
Science Center 236
p / 614.823.1614
f / 614.823.3131
e / jbarrick@otterbein.edu

Graduate Programs
Maureen Kaiser
Science Center 236
p / 614.823.1188
f / 614.823.3131
e / mkaiser@otterbein.edu


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