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.
Kent State University College of Nursing faculty member Yvonne Smith was awarded the 2013 Excellence in Political Action Award by the Ohio Nurses Association. Smith was recognized for outstanding leadership and participation in political action.
“I am honored to be selected for this award,” says Smith. “One of the most significant acknowledgements of our work is to receive recognition from our colleagues.”
Kent State University’s College of Nursing program was one of 10 schools named a Center of Excellence by the National League for Nursing (NLN) during its annual education summit in Washington, D.C. Kent State was recognized in the category of “Creating Environments that Advance the Science of Nursing Education.”
After a nearly yearlong planning process, Kent State’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.
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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?”
What do you get when you cross a passion for crossword puzzles with a student enrolled in the accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Kent State University? You get a medical terminology crossword puzzle app on your favorite iOS device.
Kent State University College of Nursing Associate Professor Barbara Drew, Ph.D., traveled to Prague in July to present the findings from two studies that evaluated the effect of a self-care module for nursing students.
Drew was principal investigator for the studies that focused on the investigation of self-care practices, including yoga, aromatherapy, Reiki and mindful breathing.
Ruth Ann Mullen, RN, MSN, IBCLC, is an assistant professor of nursing and an internationally certified lactation consultant. She explained that Kent Salem was one of only 11 Ohio businesses to receive this award. “Our breastfeeding initiatives give mothers the support, confidence and skills to successfully breastfeed their babies while working or going to school,” she said.