John Dawson | Kent State University

John Dawson

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     John Dawson, RN, MSN 
    Adjunct Instructor - Nursing


From a young age, John Dawson realized that he enjoyed helping his neighbors and family and soon discovered that he was able to relate well to people of all ages. Through his natural ability to care and his skills at communicating, he was drawn to a career in nursing. His nursing career, however, runs parallel to a career in education.

John Dawson, RN, MSN Adjunct Instructor for the Associate Degree Nursing ProgramHe has worked at East Liverpool City Hospital for 30 years as an ICCU nurse and also with its education department, training other healthcare professionals. He has been the school nurse for East Liverpool Schools for 18 years and also serves as an adjunct instructor for the ADN program at Kent State East Liverpool.

“I have taught for East Liverpool City Hospital for many years and have discovered that I love to teach,” he said. “Kent State East Liverpool is a great asset for our community – the community I grew up in and where I raised the Dawson children. I am grateful to Kent State for allowing me to teach. I look forward to teaching for years to come.”

John graduated from Ohio State in 1987 and received his school nurse license from Youngstown State University in 2000. In 2005, he earned his MSN from Youngstown State University.

His specialties include pediatrics, ICCU, telemetry and medical/surgical. “I especially love teaching anything heart-related,” he said, “ACLS, EKG interpretation classes, BLS, etc.”

His heart is definitely in the right place.