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Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences wishes to announce that it will host a site review for initial accreditation of its Baccalaureate Degree nursing program by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

 Written and signed third-party comments are welcome and should be submitted directly to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Attn: Third-Party Comments

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530

Washington, DC 20036


 All written and signed third-party comments should be received by the CCNE by Jan.12, 2015.




Aultman College Celebrates its Students Making a Difference

CANTON, Ohio (November 4, 2013) – It is with great pride that Aultman College announces many students making a difference in our community and being rewarded for their efforts.

Congratulations to alumni Jennifer Brackman (2004), Heidi Martinez (2006), and Amanda McComas (2009) for being selected as The University of Akron’s 2013 Cameos of Caring award winners. Jennifer is an Aultman employee and currently serves as vice president of the Aultman College Alumni Association. Heidi and Amanda are currently employed by Summa Health System.

Kasey McKinney was awarded the 2013 Aultman Points of Caring award. Kasey is in her fourth semester in the nursing program. The Points of Caring banquet was held Monday October 14th at Walsh University. It featured very special employees who are dedicated to their helping profession and go above and beyond to demonstrate caring, commitment and customer service to patients, patient’s loved ones and their co-workers.

Members of the Aultman College Student Nurse Association attended their yearly conference in Cincinnati where Aultman College student, Thomas Piper was awarded the Ohio Student Nurse of the Year. Thomas had been nominated by Aultman College faculty members for serving as president of Aultman College Student Nurse Association, a member of Student Senate and president of the Men in Nursing organization. This is the sixth consecutive year Aultman College students have taken home the award for nurse of the year.

Congratulations to all Aultman College students and alumni making a difference!



Calling All Aultman College Alumni!

CANTON, Ohio (November 28, 2013) – The Aultman College Alumni Association announces the final 2013 Alumni Association meeting,  It will be held on December 10 at 4:00pm in the Founders Room at Aultman College. Refreshments are provided. Attend the meeting for updates on college happenings and learn about upcoming alumni events planned for 2014. The 2014 meetings are scheduled for January 28, February 25, March 25 and May 27. All meetings are held at 4:00pm.These meetings are open to all Aultman College, Aultman Hospital School of Nursing, and Aultman School of Radiologic Technology alumni.  For more information contact Sheri Storlie, Alumni Coordinator at (330) 363-1178 or



Aultman College will host Camp Scrubs 2013

CANTON, Ohio (May 9, 2013) – Aultman College is set to host its third annual Camp Scrubs in partnership with Stark State College. The week-long day camp for kids entering grades 6-9 will provide students an introduction to the fields of nursing and health care. Activities will include learning to use a stethoscope, taking a behind-the-scenes tour of Aultman Hospital, running a mock disaster drill, participating in a code blue simulation, exploring the world of science, learning about eating healthy and exercise, and much more. Campers will receive their own set of scrubs to wear all week.

Due to overwhelming demand, there will be two sessions of Camp Scrubs held June 17-21 and July 15-19, 2013. To register and learn more about Camp Scrubs please visit





Louisville resident Kelsey Miller, a recent graduate of Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences, was presented with the Outstanding Nursing Student Award by Stark Carroll District Nurses’ Association. The award is presented to one nominee from each Stark County nursing program to recognize students who seek learning experiences and enjoy the search for knowledge, maintain good academic standing, professional integrity and accountability, and serve as a role model to other students.


Miller was nominated by Perri Concialdi and her adjunct faculty for her time management, clinical knowledge and desire to make a difference in the field of nursing.




CANTON, Ohio (August 20, 2013) – Aultman College will offer Anatomy and Physiology for ICD-10-CM/PCS designed for medical coders. The course will help identify various body systems and their respective functions to facilitate correct and specific coding of medical diagnoses and procedures. This special course will provide a foundation in anatomy and physiology along with information on multi-system diseases and advanced medical terminology specific to each human body system.

The course will be held Tuesdays 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. September 3, 2013 through December 10, 2013. The course fee is $439 and includes the necessary textbook.

Please contact Aultman College Community Education at (330) 363-6776 or register online at



Aultman College Recognizes Outstanding Alumni

CANTON, Ohio (April 29, 2013) – The Aultman College Alumni Association held its Annual 50-Year/Spring Dinner on Friday, April 27 at Skyland Pines. Three outstanding alumni were each presented with awards for their dedication and commitment in the field of nursing for their contributions to the profession during and after graduation from Aultman College and Aultman Hospital School of Nursing.

Justin Hamilton ’07                                                     

Distinguished Modern Alumnus Award

After graduating from Aultman College in 2007, Justin Hamilton began his nursing career in SICU at Aultman Hospital.  In 2012, after receiving his BSN from Ohio University, Justin transitioned to the Rapid Response Team.  Within that same year, he accepted the role of Clinical Care Coordinator where he is currently serving.   

Justin is the present chair of the VAE and Restraint Getting to Zero Committee.  In conjunction with Dr. Boutros, he plans the monthly Coordination of Critical Care Committee meeting, Post-Operative Respiratory Failure Taskforce, and Intensivist meetings.   Justin also sits on the Evidence Based Practice Board, Quality Board, CAUTI GTZ Committee, and CLABSI GTZ Committee.  He also serves as the Course Coordinator for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s Fundamentals of Critical Care Support course that is held at Aultman Hospital. 

Justin has played an active role in the Respiratory Therapy Intubation Training project and most recently, the hospital wide Mock Code Blue Initiative.  Within the next year, Justin plans to pursue his MSN with the intentions of becoming an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.


Kim Poorman ’91                                          

Contributing Alumna Award

After graduating from Aultman School of Nursing in 1991, Kim Poorman began her career at Aultman Hospital on Memorial 6 North.  While there, she served as a charge nurse and preceptor.  Kim became a Case Manager at Aultman Hospital in 1997 and is currently in that role.

Kim joined the Aultman College Alumni Association in 1994. Since that time she has served as a trustee and president of the alumni association, as well as served on the Margaret Lazar/Emma Lupher Scholarship Committee.

Kim recently graduated Magna Cum Laude from Walden University with her BSN.  In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family.  Kim and her husband of 19 years have two daughters.  Her daughter Emma is involved in high school band and the swim team.  Her daughter Meagan is also in band and enjoys playing soccer. 


Fern Gerber ’63                                             

Outstanding Alumna Award

Fern Gerber graduated from Aultman Hospital School of Nursing in 1963 and went on to receive her BSN from The Ohio State University in 1966.  Fern continued her education and graduated in 1984 from Wichita State University and receiving her MSN.

In 1985, Fern served as a faculty member in the BSN program at Bethel College, Kansas.  From 1996-2001, she was a Country Representative for Mennonite Central Committee in Calcutta, India.  Fern then served as a staff nurse at Schowalter Villa Long Term Care Facility from 2002 until her retirement in 2008.

Fern received the Outstanding Alumni Award from the Aultman Nurses Alumni Association in 1997 and the Outstanding Teaching Award in 1993 from Bethel College.  Fern and her husband David stay busy with their daughters and their two grandchildren.  



 Aultman Elementary Students Team Up with Aultman College to Research Health Disparities

CANTON, Ohio (May 3, 2013) – Aultman College teamed up with local students during National Health Disparities Month in April to help raise awareness of the disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minorities.
Health disparities refer to the differences between groups of individuals. Many of these differences can affect how quickly a disease affects a group, how frequently it can spread, how many individuals get sick and how often the disease causes death in a population. Numerous populations are affected by health disparities, including racial and ethnic minorities, residents in rural areas, women, children and elderly people, along with individuals who have disabilities.
Over a period of six weeks, sixth-graders in Mrs. Seders’ and Miss Ranalli’s classes at Allen Elementary School worked alongside Aultman College faculty, staff and employees to increase awareness of health disparities. The student groups chose to focus on issues of heart disease, drug and alcohol abuse, childhood obesity, dental health, diabetes and youth depression. The students spent a great deal of time researching and discussing their topics. At the end of the six-week period, students presented posters to a panel from Aultman Health Foundation, who judged the groups based on both research and presentation of the posters.

Teacher Rachel Ranalli felt that this was a wonderful way for students to learn in the classroom, “They honestly learned a lot regarding health and about themselves,” Ranalli said. “I am so impressed with their hard work, their cooperative learning and the confidence they built in this process!”

Allen Elementary students not only took away the knowledge of these important topics, but the winning group also won scholarships to Camp Scrubs this summer. Camp Scrubs is a partnership between Aultman College and Stark State College that invites local kids entering grades 6-9 to a week-long day camp. Activities at Camp Scrubs provide students with an introduction to the fields of nursing and health care. To learn more about Camp Scrubs please visit


Aultman College Seeks Past Graduates/Staff of Aultman School of Radiologic Technology
April 26, 2011 – Aultman College is inviting all past graduates and staff associated with the Aultman School of Radiologic Technology to provide updated contact information and become part of the Aultman College Alumni Association. The Aultman School of Radiologic Technology certificate program will graduate its final class in August 2011 as radiology education at Aultman moves to an associate degree level. The first cohort of students in the Associate of Science in Radiography degree program at Aultman College will begin in the Fall 2011 semester.  A celebration event to bring together past and currents students, staff and associates of radiology education at Aultman will be held on Aug. 31 from 5:30-8 p.m., at Aultman College.  Past graduates are encouraged to provide their contact information at or by calling 330-363-1127.


Aultman College Community Education Partners with Red Cross to Offer Babysitter Training 

April 13, 2011 - Adolescents and teens interested in building a babysitting business can gain valuable skills by taking an American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training course offered through Aultman College Community Education (ACCE).  The one-day course, designed for 11-15 year olds, teaches participants the skills they need to be safe and responsible babysitters.  Through a combination of video presentations, activities, hands-on training and discussion, participants will learn how to respond to emergencies and illnesses, make decisions under pressure, communicate with parents to learn household rules, recognize safety and hygiene issues, manage young children, and feed diaper and care for infants.  Students leave the course with a Red Cross First Aid kit, babysitter manual, pocket guide, and a CD with templates and forms to help them market their babysitting services and create a confident babysitting experience.  All courses are held in the comfortable and well-equipped classrooms of the Aultman Education Center, the home of Aultman College, located at the corner of Dartmouth and 9th St. SW. Price for the one day course, which lasts from 8 am – 4 pm, is $49.  Students are required to bring a packed lunch.  Course dates are June 4, June 30, July 11, Sept 17, Oct 22.  Register online at or by calling 330-363-6776.                                                                     

Aultman College Announces New Board Members
March 14, 2011 — Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors – Patricia Draves, Ph.D., of the University of Mount Union, and Dr. Jeffrey Susman of the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine and Pharmacy (NEOUCOM). “We are very pleased that these excellent leaders in higher education are now a part of our team,” said Aultman College President Rebecca Crowl. “We believe the College and our students will benefit considerably from their knowledge, experience and expertise.”

Aultman College Students Take 2nd Place in National PSA Contest
March 8, 2011 -- Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences students Danielle Rollins and Pamela Heim, both of Canton, took second place in a Public Service Announcement (PSA) contest for the National Eating Disorders Screening Program.  The contest, sponsored by Screening for Mental Health (SMH), was developed to give college students a chance to educate their peers about the consequences of anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder and to encourage students to assess their risk by taking an online screening at

Aultman College Announces Scholarship Winners
March 2, 2011 — Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences has awarded scholarships ranging from $500 to $3,000 to the following students pursuing an Associate of Science degree in Nursing at Aultman College:

Aultman College Launches Community Education Division
January 31, 2011 -- Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences is now offering CPR courses, childcare provider training courses, and introductory computer courses as part of the launch of the Aultman College Community Education (ACCE) division. According to program coordinator Brittany Fehlman, ACCE offers health-care focused community education and training courses at an affordable price.“Our goal is to deliver exceptional customer service and instruction that focuses on the individual needs of each learner,” she said.

Aultman College Student Receives "Points of Caring" Award
Nov 29, 2010 -- A focus on the five points of caring has earned a group of Aultman Health Foundation nurses top honor at a recent hospital awards ceremony.
The seventh annual Points of Caring award program recognizes nurses who exemplify caring and compassion toward patients, commitment to the nursing profession, clinical excellence and community involvement. “Like a star, they truly shine within our organization and inspire others,” said Chief Nursing Officer Anne Gunther, RN, MSN, NE-BC. “We are proud they choose to walk our halls and care for our patients.”

Aultman College Students Awarded CareStar Scholarships
October 05, 2010 -- Two students from Aultman College of Nursing and Health Care Sciences were awarded the Josephine Walters CareStar Scholarship to assist them in pursuing their nursing education. Mary Reed and Danielle Rollins, both of Canton, were presented with scholarships by CareStar representative Sherry Espenschied. “CareStar recognizes the value and importance of nursing, and of the people who commit to nursing as a career,” said Thomas Gruber, president of the Cincinnati-based company.  “Our fund has continued to grow through overwhelming support from generous donors who recognize the nationwide shortage and demand for nursing.”

Golf Outing To Benefit Aultman College Scholarships
June 23, 2010 -- Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences will host a women’s 9-hole golf scramble on Aug. 18, at Wilkshire Golf Club in Bolivar. 
Proceeds from the event will benefit the 1892 Annual Campaign, which provides scholarships for deserving Aultman College students. Registration will begin at 8:15 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Cost is $300 per foursome and includes a cart, 9 holes of golf, continental breakfast, lunch, gift bags and door prizes. An additional prize will be awarded to the winning team. For more information or to register, contact Aultman College at 330-363-6347. Registration deadline is Aug. 11. Wilkshire Golf Club is located at 10566 Wilkshire Blvd NE, in Bolivar.

Aultman College Announces New Board Chairman, Member
March 30, 2010 -- Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences is pleased to announce appointments to its Board of Directors – Sheila Markley Black as chairman and Marva Kay Jones as a new member. “As we welcome our new members, we also want to thank former Board Chair Teresa Purses for her leadership and guidance during her term,” said Aultman College President Rebecca Crowl. “We are pleased at this opportunity to bring excellent leaders to our team to continue building the College’s solid foundation.”
Markley Black has vast knowledge of our community, as a Canton native with more than 35 years of dedicated volunteerism and experiences on numerous non-profit boards and foundations.

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