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.
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.
Area healthcare professionals honored for mentoring nursing students
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.
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.
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.
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Metro Life Flight Makes Helicopter Visit to Kent State on Oct. 22
University and hospital system collaborate to offer new clinical experiences on medical helicopter to graduate nursing students
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 of the Month
College of Nursing
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.
Kent State University’s College of Nursing is one of nine schools of nursing named National League of Nursing (NLN) Centers of Excellence by the organization’s Board of Governors. Six of the nine honored are new designations in their respective categories of excellence. All Centers of Excellence are selected by competitive applications which are reviewed by a panel of leaders in nursing education. Kent State is being acknowledged as a Center of Excellence in the category “Creating Environments that Advance the Science of Nursing Education.”