College of Nursing

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 Tuesday, April 12, and Thursday, April 14, from 8:30 - 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. 

Two Kent State College of Nursing professors have been accepted to participate in the 2016 Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Workshop on Research Methods in Supportive Oncology in Boston, MA February 21-26. The workshop is funded by a grant from the National Cancer Institute which covers most expenses, including the week-long workshop.     

Kent, Ohio – Ya-Fen Wang, Ph.D., RN, MSN, assistant professor in Kent State University’s College of Nursing, has received a $10,000 grant from the Lake Health Foundation in northeast Ohio. Dr. Wang’s one-year project, titled “Resourcefulness, Stress, and Overeating in Children,” will study whether children’s prolonged exposure to stressful situations such as school, family or environment encourages poor eating behaviors, which can lead to childhood obesity.

Kent State University College of Nursing students, John Wolfe, Erika Homrighausen, Kristin Miceli and Hunter Stein, were each awarded a one-year scholarship in the amount of $5,000 from The Hammerstrom Scholarship Fund. Administered by the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church of Dover, Ohio, the scholarship fund was established by Phillip Hammerstrom Jr., in memory of his wife, Marceil, who was a registered nurse at Cleveland Clinic and Union Hospital, and in memory of his father, Phillip Hammerstrom Sr.

Yvonne Smith, Ph.D., RN, assistant professor of nursing at Kent State University, appears on the cover of the latest Momentum magazine, a quarterly publication produced by the Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN). Dr. Smith is shown accepting a proclamation from the Ohio Nurses Association on behalf of the OBN in recognition of the OBN’s 100th anniversary. With her are Ohio Nurses Association CEO Lori Chovanak and immediate past-president Daniel R. Kirkpatrick at the association’s annual convention in October. 

Kent State University’s College of Nursing is 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, Nov. 17, and Thursday, Nov. 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. 

Kent State University nursing alumna Linda Q. Everett, Ph.D., RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, was featured as a “Leader to Honor” in the October, 2015, edition of Nurse Leader magazine.

In the article, Dr. Everett talks extensively about the path she chose to become an influential person in nursing and healthcare, as well as how she developed her leadership style.

Hospitals around the country are implementing smart-pump IV technology to help prevent medication errors which claim the lives of some 400,000 people each year according to a study in the Journal of Patient Safety. With funding from a $14,000 grant, students at Kent State University’s College of Nursing will have the opportunity to practice and learn with these state-of-the-art devices in The Olga A. Mural Simulation Lab on the Kent Campus.

Photo from Kent State's Olga A. Mural Simulation LabHospitals around the country are implementing smart-pump IV technology to help prevent medication errors which claim the lives of some 400,000 people each year, according to a study in the Journal of Patient Safety.

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