Recent Announcements

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 1:57pm
Laura Manns-James, Ph.D. candidate & 2015 recipient of the March of Dimes nursing scholarship

Laura Manns-James, a Ph.D. candidate in the College of Nursing at Kent State University, has been awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the March of Dimes.

The scholarship was one of four awarded to exceptional graduate nursing students specializing in maternal-child nursing.

For her dissertation, Manns-James is studying the association between racial discrimination and obesity in young African-American women. She is also investigating whether a positive racial identity influences that association.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 2:45pm
Wendy Umberger and Barbara Drew - MEDTAPP Continued Funding

Congratulations to Dr. Wendy Umberger and Dr. Barbara Drew for receiving continuation funding from The Ohio State University/Ohio College of Medicine for a Medicaid Technical Assistance and Policy Program (MEDTAPP) Healthcare Access (HCA) Initiative. This is a two-year award totaling $33,500 ($15,750, AY 2016 + $17,750, AY 2017) which is funded by the Ohio Department of Medicaid and the Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center (GRC).

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 11:04am
Kent State University alumna Nancy M. Albert, RN, Ph.D., has been selected as the 2013 Distinguished Research Lecturer by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. Albert also is an adjunct faculty member in the College of Nursing at Kent State.

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.

Monday, July 13, 2015 - 9:51am
Khaliah Fisher-Grace

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.

Monday, July 6, 2015 - 10:48am
Michael Zagger, Kent State BSN Graduate and VP of Sales and Marketing at Endogastric Solutions

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.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 11:31am

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.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 8:23am
Inovio Pharmaceuticals logo

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.

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 4:12pm
Diana Fleming

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.

Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 3:49pm
The 9th Annual Barbara Donaho Distinguished Leadership in Learning Award

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.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 10:37am

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.