Kent State Nursing Students Get Clinical Experience on Metro Life Flight

Kent State graduate nursing student Katherine Henkels poses in front of the Metro Life Flight helicopter.

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.

Kent State Names Alumna Barbara Broome as Its New College of Nursing Dean

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 College of Nursing Professor Receives Excellence in Political Action Award

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’s College of Nursing Named Center of Excellence by National League of Nursing

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.”  

Kent State and MetroHealth Partner to Expand Clinical Experiences for Nursing Students

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.

Kent State Lecturer Receives 2013 Nurse Educator With the Nurse’s Touch Award

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?”

Self-Care Initiative Helps Nursing Students Manage Stress Better

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.

Breastfeeding Friendly Business Awarded to Kent State Salem

 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. 

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