College of Nursing

Barbara Broome, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, dean of Kent State College of Nursing, joined an elite group of healthcare professionals featured in the 2016 “Faces of Care,” a Greater Cleveland Nurses Association (GCNA) supplement to Cleveland Magazine. Faces of Care honors area nurses who have made significant contributions to the community. By sharing these individuals’ experiences and thoughts, the GCNA hopes to inspire the nursing community.

On Friday, May 13, Kent State College of Nursing held its spring undergraduate convocation ceremony at the Kent State Student Center Ballroom. More than 750 guests, including 121 graduates, family members, friends, faculty and staff attended.

Kenneth Burhanna, MLIS, assistant dean for Engagement and Outreach, and 2015-2016 Provost’s Fellow, provided the University welcome message. 

Kent State College of Nursing held its annual Graduate Convocation ceremony during National Nurses Week on Tuesday, May 10, at the Kent State Student Center Ballroom. Nearly 300 guests, including 65 graduates, family members, friends, faculty and staff attended.  

“The presentation of a nursing pin has been a symbolic and long-standing tradition of the nursing program,” said Dr. Wendy Umberger, associate dean for graduate programs. “Our pin is a symbol of the advanced degree and a nurse’s commitment to the ideals and values of nursing and higher education.”

Kent State College of Nursing student athletes were honored at the Judith K. Devine Athletic Academic Honors Dinner and Starner Distinguished Speaker Series on Sunday, April 24, 2016, in the Kent State Student Center Ballroom. The 16 students, one freshman, five sophomores, four juniors and six seniors, were recognized for performing at a high level in the classroom and on the field.

The student-athletes and student athletic trainers maintained at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average, and freshmen earned a 4.0 cumulative grade point average.

Photo of 2016 Barbara Donaho Award recipientsThe 10th annual Barbara Donaho Distinguished Leadership in Learning Awards Ceremony was held at the Kent Student Center Ballroom on April 23, 2016.

The Tenth Annual Barbara Donaho Distinguished Leadership in Learning Awards Ceremony was held at the Kent State Student Center Ballroom on Saturday, April 23, 2016. Kent State University’s College of Nursing hosted the Diamond Anniversary Celebration with nearly 200 people in attendance, including award recipients, guests, faculty and staff. The recipients, or “preceptors,” were from 25 northeast Ohio hospitals, clinics, health networks, private medical practices, and public health agencies. These individuals were nominated by Kent State nursing students, faculty and staff.

Cynthia Roller, Ph.D., R.N., CNP, CNM, was a passionate nurse practitioner and researcher who passed away suddenly on Feb. 28, 2016, after a tragic accident. Earlier this year, she was selected by Kent State University’s College of Nursing as our Scholar of the Month for April. As a way to honor her and her research, the college and her family requested that we continue with our plan to feature her. Our academic community mourns the loss of an extraordinary colleague.

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.     

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