The Ohio State University College of Nursing exists to transform health and improve lives through top-tier teaching, research and innovation, grounded in evidence-based practice and a powerful culture and support system to foster optimal personal well-being.The college’s nationally-ranked academic programs taught by world-class faculty offer top-notch programs for future and current nurses and healthcare leaders. U.S. News & World Report highly ranks our university-wide online bachelor’s including RN to BSN (#1), online master’s (#4), traditional master’s (#6) and online Doctor of Nursing Practice (#8). Majors include both nursing and programs in healthcare and wellness innovation, along with certificates that range from school nurse and primary care to nurse education and nurse/health coaching.

The college’s nationally-ranked academic programs taught by world-class faculty offer top-notch programs for future and current nurses and healthcare leaders. U.S. News & World Report highly ranks our university-wide online bachelor’s including RN to BSN (#1), online master’s (#4), traditional master’s (#6) and online Doctor of Nursing Practice (#8). Majors include both nursing and programs in healthcare and wellness innovation, along with certificates that range from school nurse and primary care to nurse education and nurse/health coaching.The college’s two research centers – the Martha S. Pitzer Center for Women, Children and Youth and the Center for Healthy Aging, Self-Management and Complex Care – seek innovative solutions to real-world healthcare issues. The college received approximately $10.7 million in research awards in FY2019, including $4.3 million in NIH funding – #6 among public institutions and #13 overall. Its Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice (EBP) in Nursing and Healthcare promotes EBP worldwide and offers the first globally-recognized certificate of added qualification in EBP.

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Wellness
Partner Program

Hosted by Trusted Health &
Ohio State University College of Nursing

The WPP is a wellness program dedicated to providing holistic strategies and coaching. The program is staffed by real nurses who are currently APN candidates at The Ohio State University. Tackling everything from goal-setting, to wellness, to cognitive behavioral skills and motivational interviewing; each program participant will be assigned a designated APN graduate student who will curate a program tailored to each nurse to tackle everything the nursing life throws at you.

This program has been created exclusively through a partnership between Trusted Health and Ohio State University College of Nursing and we have secured 200 slots to offer our nurses free of charge!

Registration for our summer program is now closed. But you can join the waitlist for our fall program later this year.

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The Program Pillars

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Mental Wellbeing

Your trainer will help you set goals around dealing with mental stress, caregiver guilt, COVID-19-specific stressors, and any other mental or emotional hurdles you would like to tackle, using cognitive behavioral techniques, mindfulness, or coaching strategies.

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Physical Wellbeing

Mental and physical health are intrinsically linked. Since the nursing vocation rarely allows for a fixed schedule, your trainer will help guide you towards a physical regimen that works for you; using everything from yoga to cardio to enhance your holistic health.

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Nutritional Wellbeing

Many nurses believe that their constantly moving schedule does not allow for much choice when it comes to meals and nutrition. Your trainer can discuss how to optimize your food to work for you, carve out time for meals, and fuel your body to allow for more energy at work and away from work.

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Sleep Wellbeing

Possibly the biggest pain point among nurses; getting enough sleep, the right kind of sleep and quality of sleep is always a challenge. Your trainer will work with you to build strategies to optimize your sleep schedule and even help you work through nightmares and insomnia.

Schedule

Your specific training schedule is dictated and adjusted to fit your needs. That being said, to complete the course, we require a minimum of 4 weeks of participation with at least 6 sessions. You are free to add more sessions at any time, and the program is open for a total of 8 weeks.

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Week 01

June 22-26, 2020

  • Match with your APN trainer
  • Highlight your challenge areas (it’s okay if you don’t have specific challenges in mind!)
  • Set weekly goals
  • Set weekly calendar
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Weeks 2-4+

June 29-August 3, 2020

  • Weekly, hour-long sessions with your trainer (Specifics and goals are set by you and your trainer and can be adjusted at any time)
  • Additional check-in communication through calls and texts as requested and approved by you 
  • All sessions and insights are strictly confidential
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A Selection Of Our Trainers

All Trainers are nurses themselves, and qualified Advanced Practice Nursing Graduate Students who have specifically applied to lead this program. Browse our trainers here:

Shelby Johnson

Shelby Johnson RN

Erin Smith

Erin Smith RN

Brenna Gibbons

Brenna Gibbons RN

Caleb Huffman

Caleb Huffman RN

Tracy Coats

Tracy Coats RN

Hannah Lyons

Hannah Lyons RN

Becky Reneker

Becky Reneker RN

Josie Klepec

Josie Klepec RN

Cait Byrd

Cait Byrd RN

Jannine Kay Relova

Jannine Kay Relova RN

Jennifer Belu

Jennifer Belu RN

Audra Hanners

Audra Hanners RN

Liney Cintrón

Liney Cintrón RN

Liz Dobbs

Liz Dobbs RN

Alendre McGhee

Alendre McGhee RN

Danielle Eberhardt

Danielle Eberhardt RN

Elizabeth Cassandra

Elizabeth Cassandra RN

Laura Saurborn

Laura Saurborn RN

Tiffany To

Tiffany To RN

Morgan Hunter

Morgan Hunter RN

Michele Toomey

Michele Toomey RN

Taylor Hale

Taylor Hale RN

Kelli Rushton

Kelli Rushton RN

Xingyao Li

Xingyao Li RN

Megan Greenhouse

Megan Greenhouse RN

Emily Johanson

Emily Johanson RN

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Hi! My name is Emily and I am one of the students who is providing wellness support! I work on a children's bone marrow transplant and oncology unit in Pittsburgh, and want to give back as much as possible to the healthcare workers on the front lines. During this pandemic, we must watch out for the well-bring of each other. We are in this together!

Hi! My name is Megan. As one of the students providing wellness support, I hope our sessions provide an outlet for managing stress that has likely escalated during this pandemic. The promotion of mental health and general well-being is so important, and I look forward to working together on the path to wellness!

My name is Xingyao Li. Life has been incredibly hard for all of us the past couple months. I experienced hardships I never prepared myself for, but at the same time, so much support, care, and acts of kindness I never expected. I truly want to help because, like you, I know what it is like to have every aspect of life disrupted but have to keep going. Life is hard but we are here to carry each other along.

Hi! My name is Kelli and I am a mental health nurse practitioner student who is providing wellness support! As a critical care nurse myself, working in prehospital medicine, I understand the challenges presented to my peers during this time. I want to help improve the health and wellness of my fellow nurses who are working on the front-lines during this pandemic!

Hello, my name is Taylor Hale. I am a graduate student looking forward to providing wellness support! I always find helping others helps broaden my view of my own life. I currently work on an inpatient oncology surgical unit at The James Cancer Hospital. I look forward to transitioning into a support role for other nurses and students!

Hello! My name is Michele Toomey and I am one of the students who is providing wellness support! During this pandemic, I want to give back as much as possible. My background includes many years as a servicemember, partly in a combatant branch of the service and some in non-combatant, humanitarian based. Both included deployments into somewhat unknown territories for the unexpected... this current circumstance reflects that feeling. We’re all in this together and must watch out for the well-being of each other. Namaste.

Hi! My name is Morgan Hunter and I am one of the OSU students who is providing wellness support. During this pandemic, I want to give back as much as possible. I work in Breast Medical Oncology, and I know how difficult this period in time is for all of those around us. We are all in this together!

Hi! I’m Tiffany To, one of the students who is providing wellness support! During this pandemic, I hope to help the nurses on the frontlines tell their story and let some of the pressure and weight off of their shoulders for even just a moment.

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The Tuition

Trusted Health has secured 200 seats in the WPP. We are offering those exclusively to our community completely free!
Just fill out an application to be considered for selection.

The Application Process

Summer Session Closed

We are offering 200 nurses in our community participation in this program completely free. To be considered, please fill out the application below and fill in the short answer questions.

Registration for our summer program is now closed. But you can join the waitlist for our fall program later this year.

Join Waitlist

For any questions about the Wellness Partner Program,
email us here: CON-WPP@osu.edu

The Hosts

Trusted Health

Trusted is where modern nurses go to build their careers. Nurses are the backbone of our healthcare system and yet their options for finding new roles are cumbersome and outdated. Trusted is on a mission to change this by matching the nurses on our platform with a range of flexible jobs that meet their preferences and career goals. With support from a dedicated Nurse Advocate and unmatched insight into compensation and contract details, Trusted makes it easy for nurses to navigate the job search process and manage their careers with confidence.

The Ohio State University College of Nursing

The Ohio State University College of Nursing exists to transform health and improve lives through top-tier teaching, research and innovation, grounded in evidence-based practice and a powerful culture and support system to foster optimal personal well-being.

The college’s nationally-ranked academic programs taught by world-class faculty offer top-notch programs for future and current nurses and healthcare leaders. U.S. News & World Report highly ranks our university-wide online bachelor’s including RN to BSN (#1), online master’s..read more

Testimonials

The wellness coaching was a great opportunity to talk through stressful situations and reflect on past and previous actions regarding health for me! I enjoyed being able to consider new ways to help me achieve goals.

I feel more confident… The part of all this that was most helpful to me was the ‘partnership.’ …we spent time simply talking about strategies, what has worked in the past, and what has not. I would recommend this be made available again. Thank you for letting me participate.

I am thankful for this opportunity and immediately saw how this applies to my career (in nursing). It inspired me.

I think (my coach) and I got along really well and I think we both have a similar sense of humor. I was surprised that I actually had fun while working on my wellness goals! This program was educational and inspiring.

I agreed to participate because I thought it would be a good thing for the student who was learning to coach, to give them practice in wellness coaching. I actually liked this much more than I thought I would. I have started running again, and am getting along better with my daughters. Working on my self-care was a benefit to me …and my family!

During this pandemic, I want to give back as much as possible…We are all in this together and must watch out for the well-being of each other.

I loved this! It gave me an opportunity to reach out and connect… Talking on the phone was a nice way to connect and I honestly looked forward to my weekly calls.