Cutting-Edge Facilities

Learn from expert faculty in fully-equipped multimedia classrooms in the Dwight Schar College of Nursing, located in Mansfield, Ohio. Our Simulation Center features interactive, computerized, high- and mid-level fidelity simulators.
In conjunction with clinical experiences, interactive simulation allows students to learn, firsthand, the basics of nursing care, nursing skills, delegation of patient care to appropriate care providers and how to prioritize patient care using realistic patient situations, responses and outcomes.

Sim Labs— 32 Hill-Rom beds and head-wall units typical of a fully-functional hospital unit:

  • Health Foundations
  • Adult Health
  • Intensive Care/
  • Advanced Care
  • Exam Rooms
  • Family Laboratory
  • Complex Health
  • Community Health


Practical, hands-on clinical experiences prepare students for diverse healthcare settings. Ashland
University has affiliation agreements with over 65 clinical agencies where students can apply the
knowledge learned in coursework and simulation. Clinical rotations occur in acute care facilities, community agencies, and long-term care agencies throughout Ohio.

"I came to Ashland from Oregon because of three things: reputation, cutting-edge technology and affordability. I called multiple hospitals in the surrounding vicinity and the managers who hired Ashland grads told me those nurses were well-trained, professional and intelligent. AU’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences has excellent facilities and I feel very well-trained coming out of the program. It can be extremely expensive to achieve a nursing education and Ashland has a very reasonable price point—it allowed me to move 2,000 miles from home and afford living expenses while completing the 15-month program.”
– Alex Deppert
2018 Accelerated BSN graduate

AU CONHSRybolt Recreational Center