Scholar Offers Relief With Pain Management Knowledge

Wendy Umberger, a professor in the College of Nursing, teaches a class in Henderson Hall. Umberger has been selected as Kent State’s Scholar of the Month.

Scholar of the Month: Wendy Umberger
Professor
College of Nursing
2002-present

Wendy Umberger is a professor in the College of Nursing. Her program of research centers on the treatment and care of people experiencing chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP), psychological factors related to the pain experience, neuroendocrine and immune mechanisms in pain and inflammation, and the use of complementary therapies in pain management. 

Kent State Graduates 352 Nursing Students During National Nurses Week

Kent State University’s College of Nursing graduated 352 nursing students at Spring Commencement ceremonies on May 9-10 in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center) on the Kent Campus. Held during National Nurses Week, the 195 bachelor of science in nursing degree (BSN) and 157 Master of Science in Nursing  (MSN) degree graduates have now officially begun their professional careers as nurses. 

Kent State Nursing Students Recognized at Nurses Choice Awards and Scholarship Luncheon

Two Kent State University College of Nursing students recently received scholarships at the Nurses Choice Awards and Scholarship Luncheon, held at the Blackwell Hotel and Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio. Sponsored by the Ohio Nurses Foundation, the annual fundraiser awards notable nurses and future nurses with grants and scholarships. 

Interestingly, both of the honored Kent State nursing students have family members who also chose healthcare as a profession.

Kent State Graduate Student Receives Scholarship from the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses

Ashley Watson, a Kent State University graduate nursing student from New Philadelphia, Ohio, was selected as one of the 2013 recipients of the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses (OAAPN) scholarship. Each year, the OAAPN awards four $1,500 scholarships to students to promote the professional development of advanced practice registered nurses. Watson is in her third year in the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program at Kent State.

Kent State Nursing Students Get Clinical Experience on Metro Life Flight

Kent State graduate nursing student Katherine Henkels poses in front of the Metro Life Flight helicopter.

After a nearly yearlong planning process, Kent State University’s College of Nursing and the MetroHealth System have collaborated to now offer clinical experiences aboard Metro Life Flight to Kent State graduate nursing students in the acute care nurse practitioner concentration. The new clinical experiences started this fall semester.

Kent State Names Alumna Barbara Broome as Its New College of Nursing Dean

Barbara Broome, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, has been named Kent State University’s new dean of its College of Nursing. Broome currently serves as associate dean, professor and chair of the Community-Mental Health Department at the University of South Alabama College of Nursing. The announcement was made by Todd Diacon, Kent State’s senior vice president for academic affairs and provost.

Kent State Lecturer Receives 2013 Nurse Educator With the Nurse’s Touch Award

Florence Nightingale battled a bumbling bureaucracy, Clara Barton famously dodged bullets, but today’s nurses face challenges all their own as the linchpin of a high-tech healthcare system that asks them to be a skilled care provider, information sharer, wellness educator and quality control expert, all wrapped into one. Nurse educators excel at teaching the technical knowledge and skills, but how do they teach students the qualities that make certain nurses so memorable? How do they teach students to have “the nurse’s touch?”

Scholar Shares Knowledge, Trains Next Generation of Nurses

Ann Jacobson has been selected as Kent State University’s Scholar of the Month. Jacobson is a professor in the College of Nursing at Kent State.

Scholar of the Month
Ann Jacobson

Professor
College of Nursing
1995-present

Ann Jacobson is a professor in the College of Nursing and a nationally recognized nursing scholar. Her program of research represents an integration of theories from a variety of disciplines and focuses on testing cognitive-behavioral and complementary therapies for people experiencing procedural pain and for those undergoing knee arthroplasty.

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