Kent State University College of Nursing
One of the nation’s largest and most respected nursing schools – the College of Nursing is preparing tomorrow’s successful, globally-engaged and culturally-savvy health care leaders.
Kent State offers nursing programs for everyone, from BSN to DNP & Ph.D.
A Message from Interim Dean Denice Sheehan, Ph.D., RN, FPCN
“I am honored to work with dedicated faculty who inspire, challenge, and support our students in the classroom and clinical sites to prepare future nurses and scholars as leaders who excel in clinical and research settings. Our rigorous curriculum and strong community partnerships provide superior opportunities for our students..."
Ph.D., RN, FPCN
Henderson Memorial Endowed Chair
College of Nursing
Forging the Future One Nurse at a Time
Kent State College of Nursing, Cleveland Clinic Akron General Team Up to Offer Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Certificate Program
Kent State University’s College of Nursing and Cleveland Clinic Akron General are joining forces to offer an adult/adolescent Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) certificate program beginning this fall. This collaborative one-year program was created to address the regional and national shortage of SANE-certified registered nurses, especially in rural areas.
Kent State Ranks in Top 20 in the Nation for Library and Information Studies Program in U.S. News 2022 Best Graduate Schools Rankings
U.S. News & World Report ranks Kent State University in the top 20 Best Library and Information Studies Programs in the country in its 2022 edition of Best Graduate Schools. Overall, Kent State is recognized in 12 new national rankings in the 2022 edition of Best Graduate Schools, including three specialty rankings.
Graduating Senior Shares experience Adapting to Nursing School Changes During the Pandemic
Will Grayson, who will graduate with his Bachelor of Science in Nursing in May 2021, was in his pediatric rotation at the hospital when his clinical group learned Kent State University would transition to remote learning last spring. Grayson said the switch to online courses was not overly stressful as an upperclassmen nursing student as the majority of his lectures were already virtual. Online clinical and fully online simulations, however, took some getting used to.
Nursing Faculty to Release New Book
A new book by Kent State University at Tuscarawas Professor of Nursing Technology Dr. Mariann Harding, will be released next week on Amazon.
Titled Conceptual Nursing Care Planning, the book shows how to identify clinical problems, determine expected outcomes, and choose nursing interventions—all grounded in a logical, concept-based framework. It demonstrates how the use of a concept-based approach and standardized clinical problems language makes it easier to plan effective care and to communicate with other members of the interprofessional team.
Buzz Starner ’67 leaves lasting legacy supporting Senior Nursing Students
Buzz Starner ’67 was a Golden Flash through and through. As the second-generation in his family to attend Kent State, and having met the love of his live Marilyn Starner ‘71 on campus, Kent State held a very special place in his heart. Wanting to stay connected with the university after graduation, Buzz became an avid follower of all things Kent State Athletics.
“We had season tickets to everything, even wrestling!” Marilyn remembered as she reflected back on her love of Kent State. “Buzz made his first gift of $10 in 1969 to support the ‘I back a Kent State Athlete’ campaign.”
Prestigious Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation President’s Grant to Expand End-of-Life Simulation for Nursing and Medical Students
Faculty researchers from Kent State University’s College of Nursing were recently funded by the prestigious Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation with a yearlong President’s Grant award totaling $35,000. The goal of their study is to help ensure the competencies of new healthcare providers to facilitate vital family communication at the end of life.
Pandemic Prompts Creation of College’s Online Nursing Skills Video Library
When the COVID-19 pandemic forced Kent State University to go completely remote midway through the spring 2020 semester, College of Nursing lecturer Sarah Bixler, MSN, RN, knew she would need to get creative with her teaching methods. “I have two school-aged children at home whose world was also turned upside down.
College of Nursing Launches Redesigned Ph.D. in Nursing Program
Kent State University’s College of Nursing will welcome its first nursing cohort into the Ph.D. in Nursing revised program in the fall semester 2020. The newly developed, state-of-the-science curriculum was thoughtfully constructed to prepare students to address emerging areas of nursing science by gaining essential knowledge in areas such as history and philosophy of nursing, theory, scientific writing, research methods, statistics and quantitative and qualitative design.
Dr. Dowell Explores Improving Asthma Symptom Management for Underserved Children through Community Engagement
Dr. Jo Dowell, Ph.D., APRN, CNP, PNP, FNP-BC, CFNE, serves as Assistant Professor for the Kent State University College of Nursing and examines pediatric asthma and improving health outcomes for children who suffer from this disease.
Giving Tuesday News & Emergency Fund Helps Students Survive and Thrive
From November 9 through December 1, 2020, Kent State University will once again participate in Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday serves as a day to reflect on philanthropy in a time of the year often focused on consumerism. As in years past, the College of Nursing will be featured as we work to raise additional support for our emergency fund the “Race into Finals Emergency Fund”.
Peg’s Foundation gifts Kent Nursing $165,000 Grant to advance mental health care in NE Ohio
Kent State University College of Nursing recently received a grant totaling $165,000 from Peg’s Foundation, formerly the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation, a private grant-making foundation which supports mental health programs in northeast Ohio.
Kent State Nursing Researcher Awarded $1.5 Million Grant to Advance Nurse Education Within Integrated Care Settings
The Health Resources and Services Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, recently awarded a $1.5 million, three-year grant to Kent State University College of Nursing research faculty member Jim Tudhope, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC (principal investigator) and his team.
Kent State College of Nursing Master’s Degree Program Debuts in 2021 U.S. News Rankings of Best Graduate Schools
In its 2021 edition of Best Graduate Schools, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Kent State University in the top 100 Best Graduate Schools for a master’s degree in nursing. Kent State ranks No. 87 in the country in its debut on the Best Graduate Nursing Schools list while the College of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program ranks No. 104.
Assoc. Dean for Nursing Research is Co-I for $2.47 Million Grant to Design Safer and More Efficient Level I Trauma Rooms
Traumatic injuries are the third leading cause of death nationally and the first in Americans age 44 and younger, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Level I trauma rooms are intended to stabilize and save the lives of patients with the most severe traumatic injuries. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has awarded a $2.47 million grant to Sara Bayramzadeh, a Kent State University researcher, to help create trauma rooms that support staff in saving patients’ lives.