Ohio Nursing Education at a Glance, Fall 2014

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In 2014, nursing schools in Ohio enrolled 24,681 students in Baccalaureate and Graduate programs in nursing and produced 8,128 graduates across program levels.1

Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Student Diversity by Program Level1

Additionally, there were 4,650 nursing students studying to become APRNs, including 4,100 Nurse Practitioners,

336 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, 128 Clinical Nurse Specialists, and 86 Certified Nurse-midwives.1

Elevating the role of nursing science for healthcare advances is more critical than ever. As the nation works to ensure adequate nursing capacity in high need areas, nurses with research-focused doctorates (PhD) will be essential to creating the evidence that will inform and support contemporary nursing practice, improvements in patient care, and reductions in health disparities.

Ohio Nursing Education at a Glance, Fall 2014

Education is not a static process. It evolves with newly discovered best-practices, technology, and innovation in the classroom. As our nation’s healthcare system transforms and more services are provided outside the hospital walls, nurses must be educated for these opportunities and challenges. A life-long learning approach is required for nurses to stay current, which includes higher levels of education and continual learning beyond the academic setting. Given the great need for registered nurses (RNs), including Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs), and nurse faculty in a newly reformed healthcare system, it is crucial to maximize funding for professional nursing education and research. 


Below are state-specific data that policy makers must consider as they make funding decisions to support America’s nursing workforce, nursing science, and the patients they care for. Congress must consider long-term financial planning in these areas — not doing so would place the health of our nation in jeopardy.

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 181 154 144 126 119 145 137 130 130 133

10 Years of PhD Enrollments


2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 19 20 25 32 28 15 12 21 18 13 10 Years of PhD Graduates Ohio 1    Baccalaureate Master's PhD DNP All Programs

Minority* 10% 14% 10% 16% 11%

Men 12% 13% 12% 9% 12%


Understanding the Faculty Shortage

A shortage of faculty is a primary obstacle to expanding the nation’s nursing workforce and meeting care demand. In 2014, AACN reported that over a thousand qualified applicants were not offered admission to doctoral (1,844) programs due to a faculty shortage as well as other resource constraints. According to AACN’s Survey on Vacant

Faculty Positions for Academic Year 2014-2015, most open faculty positions either require (57.5%) or prefer

(32.1%) doctorally-prepared faculty members. Of the schools surveyed, approximately two-thirds report insufficient funding as one of the biggest obstacles to hiring additional faculty. The problem will exacerbate as many faculty reach retirement age in the next decade. According to AACN's report on 2014-2015 Salaries of

Instructional and Administrative Nursing Faculty in Baccalaureate and Graduate Programs in Nursing, the

average ages of doctorally-prepared nurse faculty holding the ranks of professor, associate professor, and assistant professor were 62, 58, and 51 years, respectively. An increased focus and investment must be placed on educating more doctorally-prepared nurses for faculty positions. 

39 AACN Member Schools in Ohio

(By Congressional District)

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) represents over 760 schools of nursing offering a mix of baccalaureate, graduate, and post-graduate programs at institutions nationwide. For more information on AACN or



Average Age of Ohio Nurse Faculty

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 39 41 47 32 29 35 41 72 57 43

10 Years of Faculty Vacancies


Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences (OH-1) College of Mount Saint Joseph (OH-1)

University of Cincinnati (OH-1) Xavier University (OH-1) Capital University (OH-3)

Chamberlain College of Nursing-Columbus (OH-3) Franklin University (OH-3)

Hondros College (OH-3)

Mount Carmel College of Nursing (OH-3) The Ohio State University (OH-3)

Urbana University (OH-4) Defiance College (OH-5)

Lourdes College (OH-5) Ohio Northern University (OH-5)

Muskingum University (OH-6) Ashland University (OH-7)

Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences (OH-7)

Malone University (OH-7)

Mount Vernon Nazarene University (OH-7)

Miami University (OH-8) Baldwin Wallace University (OH-9)

Mercy College of Ohio (OH-9) University of Toledo (OH-9) Cedarville University (OH-10) Kettering College of Medical Arts (OH-10)

Wright State University (OH-10) Case Western Reserve University (OH-11) Chamberlain College of Nursing-Cleveland (OH-11)

Cleveland State University (OH-11) Notre Dame College (OH-11) The University of Akron (OH-11)

Ursuline College (OH-11) Otterbein College (OH-12) Kent State University (OH-13) University of Mount Union (OH-13) Youngstown State University (OH-13)

Hiram College (OH-14) Ohio University (OH-15) Walsh University (OH-16)


Federal Nursing Funding

Facing state budget cuts and the reality of recent economic conditions, our schools and the students they

educate depend on federal dollars. In particular, the Nursing Workforce Development programs authorized under Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 296 et seq.) and the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) are essential to nurse workforce stability and health care quality. The Title VIII grants are awarded to colleges and universities within each state and provide financial assistance to both nursing education programs and individual students. For over 50 years, the Title VIII programs have been instrumental in supporting the pipeline of registered nurses, advanced practice registered nurses, and nursing faculty. As one of the 27 Institutes and Centers at the National Institutes of Health, the NINR supports research that examines health and illness across the lifespan and establishes the scientific basis for quality patient care. Through grants, research training, and interdisciplinary collaborations, NINR addresses health promotion and disease prevention, quality of life, health disparities, and end-of-life care. NINR also helps train the next generation of nurse researchers, who serve as faculty in America’s nursing schools. 3


FY2005: $3,210,141 FY2006: $3,785,610 FY2007: $5,137,912 FY2008: $4,336,401 FY2009: $5,166,491 FY2010: $5,901,070 FY2011: $4,066,938 FY2012: $5,134,803 FY2013: $4,701,898 FY2014: $6,102,597


FY2005: $4,039,938 FY2006: $2,981,422 FY2007: $2,339,535 FY2008: $2,556,709 FY2009: $4,285,004 FY2010: $5,316,052 FY2011: $6,330,914 FY2012: $6,211,092 FY2013: $7,892,279 FY2014: $6,550,200

10 Years of Funding in Ohio


Total Grant Funding by Congressional District OH-1: $1,118,044 OH-3: $957,131 OH-5: $107,084 OH-9: $131,018 OH-10: $85,400 OH-11: $3,655,795 OH-12: $139,845 OH-13: $30,796 OH-15: $325,087

Total Grant Funding by Congressional District

OH-1: $1,096,979 OH-3: $1,549,823 OH-11: $2,903,749 OH-13: $552,046


Summary of Fiscal Year 2014 Title VIII Grants by Ohio Congressional District

Program (# Grants) Congressional District

Total Grant Funding

Advanced Nursing Education Grants (2) OH-1 $548,736

Nurse Anesthetist Traineeships (1) OH-1 $35,441

Nurse Faculty Loan Program (1) OH-1 $183,871

Nursing Workforce Diversity (1) OH-1 $349,996

Advanced Nursing Education Grants (1) OH-3 $375,000

Nurse Education, Practice, Quality, and Retention - Interprofessional

Collabo-rative Practice (1) OH-3 $500,000

Nurse Faculty Loan Program (1) OH-3 $82,131

NSL - Baccalaureate Nursing (1) OH-5 $22,741

Nurse Anesthetist Traineeships (1) OH-5 $17,727

Nurse Faculty Loan Program (1) OH-5 $66,616

NSL - Diploma Nursing (1) OH-9 $131,018

NSL - Baccalaureate Nursing (1) OH-10 $69,979

NSL - Graduate Nursing (1) OH-10 $15,421

Nurse Anesthetist Traineeships (1) OH-11 $43,038

Nurse Education, Practice, Quality, and Retention - Interprofessional

Collabo-rative Practice (1) OH-11 $246,272

Nurse Faculty Loan Program (2) OH-11 $3,366,485

Nurse Anesthetist Traineeships (1) OH-12 $20,740

Nurse Faculty Loan Program (1) OH-12 $119,105

NSL - Baccalaureate Nursing (1) OH-13 $13,589

Nurse Anesthetist Traineeships (1) OH-13 $17,207


Summary of Fiscal Year 2014 NINR Grants by Ohio Congressional District

Project Title Congressional


Total Grant Funding

A Clinic-Based Interdisciplinary Intervention for Parents of Children with

Can-cer OH-1 $699,567

Patterned Experience for Preterm Infants OH-1 $397,412

Biofilms and Immunity in Chronic Wounds OH-3 $426,505

Innate Immune Suppression Following Experimental Injury OH-3 $36,231

Maternal Stress, Obesity, and Influenza Virus Vaccine Immunogenicity in

Preg-nancy OH-3 $381,150

Muscle Function and Depression-Like Behavior in a Mouse Model of Cancer

Fatigue OH-3 $437,065

Optimizing Health in Childhood: Interdisciplinary Training in Health

Develop-ment OH-3 $196,652

Oxytocin: Biomarker of Affiliation and Neurodevelopment in Premature Infants OH-3 $35,888

Pathways to Shortened Gestation Among Black Women OH-3 $36,332

Administrative Core OH-11 $123,960

Inflammation, Heart and Bone OH-11 $477,871

Mapping Complex Influences on Aggressiveness of End of Life Cancer Care OH-11 $518,603

Neuroscience Core OH-11 $145,056

Pilot Projects Core OH-11 $210,767

Randomized Trial of an HIV Navigation Program for Early Palliative Care OH-11 $424,108 Smart Center II Brain Behavior Connections in Self Management Science OH-11 $479,783 Symptom Management and Palliative Care Research in Adults with Advanced

Disease OH-11 $435,310

SystemCHANGE Weight Management in Inflammatory Immune Mediated

Dis-eases OH-11 $88,291

Comparing Interventions to Improve the Well-Being of Custodial Grandfamilies OH-13 $552,046


Ohio Nursing Workforce at a Glance


Access to Primary Care in Ohio


 Medically Underserved Areas/Populations (MUA/Ps) are areas/populations the U.S. Department of Health

and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has designated as facing barriers to accessing health care. There are 129 MUA/Ps in Ohio.

 Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) are designated as having shortages of primary medical care,

dental or mental health providers and may be geographic, population, or facilities (federally qualified health center). There are 128 HPSAs that face primary care provider shortages.

Access to primary care providers is critical to maintaining a healthy population and reducing the

rising cost of health care.


American Association of Colleges of Nursing. (2015) 2014-2015 Enrollment and Graduations in Baccalaureate and Graduate Programs in Nursing. Washington, DC.


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration. (2015). AACN compilation of Title VIII and NINR grant funding. Retrieved February 1, 2015 from http://datawarehouse.hrsa.gov


State of Ohio , Board of Nursing. (2014). Ohio Board of Nursing: Annual Report. Retrieved March 5, 2015 from website: http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/PDFS/ AnnualReportFY14.pdf


National Council of State Boards of Nursing (2015). Number and percent passing of first-time candidates educated in member board jurisdictions 1/1/2014 through 12/31/2014. Retrieved March 20, 2015 fhttp://www.iowa.gov/nursing/images/pdf/program_statistics/2014_Q4_NCLEX_RN%20Reports.pdf


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