In 2009 the School of Nursing embarked on an initiative to provide convenient access to graduate education at partner sites in rural areas of Ohio where nurses may not have convenient access to such education. This was initially made possible by a federally funded grant for video conferencing technology. Video conferencing enables classes taught live on XU's campus to be video conferenced to classrooms at the partner sites. In addition to video conferencing, other technologies such as Zoom may also be utilized on a limited basis to provide the students access to the classroom.
Track options for distance students include administration, clinical nurse leader, education, family nurse practitioner, forensics and general studies. (Please note that forensics may require some on-campus class time.)
Sites as of Fall 2015
Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster, Fairfield County, OH
Joint Township Memorial Hospital, St. Mary's, Auglaize County, OH
Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta, Washington County, OH
Mercy Regional Medical Center, Lorain, Lorain County, OH
St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima, Allen County, OH
For Lexington VA employees only: VA Hospital, Lexington, KY.
If you would like additional information about this real-time classroom experience for students at distance sites and to learn more about the track options for distance students, please contact Brenda Wiles, MEd, MSN, RN at 513-745-3040 or firstname.lastname@example.org.