Ways to Get Involved


Beacon is a comprehensive student portal where currently enrolled students can view personalized curriculum plans, find out information on program compliance status. Beacon also posts updates from College of Nursing related to academic deadline, special events and leadership opportunities. Beacon can be accessed via the web browser at https://beacon.nursing.osu.edu or via iOS devices by downloading the app at https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ohio-state-nursing-beacon/id1544751412. To log into Beacon, please use your OSU username and password. Note: username format is name.#


Bern emphasizes the importance of LIVE WELL in her communications. The LIVE WELL award is meant to recognize the impact students are making in the lives of others.  We encourage the entire CON community to nominate an outstanding student who exemplifies the components of LIVE WELL. Please visit the CON website for more information.

Career Services

Career services support offered by our staff within the Office of Student Affairs and Success are here to offer insight into career pathways and skills preparation. We provide a personalized experience, as all career paths are different and unique to you. It is never too early to become career ready. Our services can assist students interested in internships, employment upon graduation, and any job in between. We have individual appointments and group workshops you can attend in-person and virtually. Take advantage of these resources and become career ready, ahead of graduation. Click on our website to learn more: https://nursing.osu.edu/career-services

Individual appointments offered to students include:

  • Resume Reviews
  • Mock Interviews
  • Cover Letter Reviews
  • Online Interview Preparation

“The Beat” Student Newsletter

All students are automatically added to receive The Beat, our College of Nursing student newsletter. Starting in autumn semester, you will receive this every Friday during the school year and once a month over the summer. We will share important dates/deadlines, upcoming events, employment opportunities and more.

Student Organizations

When it comes to building relationships, discovering passions and making the most out of your time at The Ohio State University, the best thing you can do is get involved with student organizations on campus.

We collaborated with several of our student organizations to create informational videos so you can learn more about each organization and how to get involved.

Watch the videos

If you have questions or concerns, the Office of Student Affairs and Success is able to provide additional support as needed.

Student Ambassador Program

Student Ambassadors are leaders and role models within the College of Nursing that exemplify the values and mission of the College: To dream, discover, and deliver a healthier world. They are outgoing individuals excited to share their experiences and to promote our programs, both undergraduate and graduate. Ambassadors volunteer their time at programing throughout the school year as a representative of the current student body and talk with prospective nursing students and their families, College alumni, prospective donors, and industry partners. Applications to become an Ambassador open at the start of every Autumn semester. Please email Doug Hettich.3@osu.edu if you have any questions about the program.