Nancy M. Albert will be inducted as a 2015 fellow of the American Academy of Nursing during the academy's annual conference on Oct. 17, 2015, in Washington, D.C.
Khaliah Fisher-Grace, a two-time Kent State College of Nursing alumna, assumed the role of president of the Greater Cleveland Nurses Association (GCNA) in March, 2015. Fisher-Grace, who earned an MSN in Nursing & Healthcare Management and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Kent State, began her career in University Hospitals Case Medical Center’s cardiothoracic telemetry unit.
Kent State College of Nursing alumnus Michael Zagger was appointed to the executive team at EndoGastric Solutions, Inc., a leader in incisionless procedural therapy for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), in June. Zagger, a 1985 graduate of Kent State's Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, was named Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
Kent State University’s College of Nursing and College of Public Health are collaborating with the Portage County Health Department and the Emergency Management Agency (EMA) to stage a disaster simulation exercise. The Point of Dispensing Exercise, which involves a mock Anthrax release, triage and treatment site, will take place Tuesday, Apr. 14, and Thursday, Apr. 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Nancy Wysenski, graduate of Kent State’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, was recently named to the Board of Directors at Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Inovio, headquartered in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, develops immunotherapies for cancer and infectious diseases. She also serves on the boards of Alkermes PLC and Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals.
Diana Fleming, MSN, RN, CNE, Associate Lecturer at Kent State’s College of Nursing was named the first DAISY Faculty Award recipient for the college. The DAISY Faculty Award – part of a national program established by The DAISY Foundation in 1999 – shows our appreciation for our outstanding nursing faculty for their commitment and inspirational influence on their students. Fleming received multiple nominations from students, describing her excellent instruction and helpful mentoring.
In 2002, Kent State University College of Nursing Advisory Chair, Barbara Donaho, forged the idea that clinical partnerships between Kent State University and area hospitals with which the university is partnered should receive substantial recognition.
She recognized that clinical unit leaders, prefects and nurses take the time to work diligently to train our nursing students, while receiving no additional compensation for their services. It is in this spirit that the Barbara Donaho Distinguished Leadership in Learning Award was created.
Emma Hill, sophomore nursing student at Kent State University, recently received the Fathom Fund for Purpose-Driven Students, a scholarship from Fathom Education. The scholarship is awarded to one undergraduate student who impacts his or her community and has goals to make a difference, according to Fathom.
50 students applied for the $4,000 scholarship. Emma won because she volunteers and runs her own pet care business, in addition to her studies. The scholarship committee was most impressed with her love for her sister Allison, who is disabled.
Kathie Krause, MSN, RN, was recently named the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, TN. She is a graduate of Kent State’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and went on to get her MSN from Vanderbilt University.
Kerry Kernen, MPA, MSN, RN, was recently appointed as the Chief Operation Officer of the Health 360 Integrated Clinic in Lincoln, Nebraska. Kernen is a 2011 graduate of our combined MSN/MPA degree program, which was designed for nurses who desire to integrate knowledge and skills from nursing with the public sector and public policy.