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Tracy Schwab, MSN ’17, was recently announced as the 2017 New Member Pillar Award recipient from the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) nursing honor society.
The recipient of this award is chosen from over 500 chapters around the world who are eligible to nominate a new member, according to outgoing Kent State University College of Nursing Delta Xi Chapter of STTI President Ann Jacobson, Ph.D., APRN, AGCNS-BC.
The New Member Pillar award is one of 13 International Awards for Nursing Excellence that will be conferred by the honor society in 2017.

Kent State University nursing students collectively raised $4,105 for The Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Akron Children’s Hospital.

More than 150 runners and walkers registered to participated in Kent State University College of Nursing’s 4th Annual Race into Finals 5K run/walk and 1-mile fun run this past Saturday. Spirits were high in spite of the morning’s chilly temperature and cold rain. The event began at 9 a.m. The course provided racers with a scenic, albeit wet, tour of Kent State University campus.

Alliance Middle School students are more likely to make healthy lifestyle choices after attending a health and wellness fair presented by a group of senior nursing students from Kent State University College of Nursing. The adolescents rotated through four exhibits which focused on positive self-talk, mindfulness and stress management, the importance of sleep, and anti-bullying and building healthy relationships.

Jason Fisher, BSN, RN-BC, CCRN-CMC, a MSN/FNP graduate student, and Suzanna Thiese, a BSN student, recently attended the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Student Policy Summit in Washington, D.C. The three day conference hosted speakers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), and individuals with past and present policy involvement.

Nearly 30 northeastern Ohio medical professionals, formally known as preceptors, were honored at the Eleventh Annual Barbara Donaho Distinguished Leadership in Learning Awards on Thursday, March 23. Nominated by nursing students, faculty and staff, the award recognizes exceptional nurses and physicians for generously donating their time to mentor and train Kent State’s nursing students in clinical settings.

Kent State University College of Nursing is collaborating with the Portage County Health Department and the Emergency Management Agency (EMA) to stage a disaster simulation exercise on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center - Kent campus. The Point of Dispensing Exercise will involve a mock Anthrax release, triage, and treatment site.

This year, Kent State University College of Nursing will celebrate 50 years of nursing education, research and community outreach. To kick-off the year-long celebration, the college hosted a birthday party for students, faculty, staff, alumni and distinguished guests Monday afternoon in Henderson Hall on the Kent campus.

More than 500 guests, including 61 graduating nursing students from Kent State University College of Nursing, gathered in the Kent State Student Center Ballroom on Friday, December 16, for the Fall Undergraduate Convocation ceremony. The event recognized the accomplishments of the graduates and marked their successful transition from nursing student to professional nurse.

Joan Inderhees, 2016-2017 provost’s fellow at Kent State, provided the University welcome message.