ENHANCE | One of the premier programs on the Kent State campus needs an update. With the growing enrollment of the nursing program and the county-wide nursing shortage, our students need the facilities to learn and practice the current medical practices. America is seeing vast increases in the number of people over 65. This age group has many medical and health needs that are attended to by nursing of all degrees. Recent reforms in healthcare give millions of people access to the healthcare system. More nurses and health professionals are needed in response. Nursing burn-out is a result of stress and long-hours. Other universities/schools in the area are more current with facilities than Kent State. If we want continued high enrollment, we need to provide updated facilities and equipment.
I would defer to nurses, local medical facilities, and our own architectural certificate students to help create the most effective use of space.