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
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.
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.
Hundreds Support Nursing Student Scholarship and Sim Lab During 2019 Giving Tuesday
The month of November served as Giving Tuesday month here in the College of Nursing culminating with Giving Tuesday on Tuesday, December 3rd. Giving Tuesday began in 2012 to focus on philanthropy and giving back in a time of the year dominated by consumerism. Held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, this day of giving soon took off and has since become a national and global phenomenon. For the past several years, Kent State has participated in this phenomenon with each year surpassing the last.
Lisa Davis, MSN, RN, Named 2019 Kent State DAISY Award Recipient
Kent State University College of Nursing lecturer Lisa Davis, MSN, RN, was recognized as the 2019 DAISY Faculty Award recipient at Henderson Hall on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. Honorable Mentions were awarded to Kent campus faculty members Kimberly Cleveland, JD, MSN, RN, C-MBC, lecturer, and Edward A. Herzog, MSN, RN, APRN-CNS, Associate Lecturer.
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.
Two-time Nursing Alumna Reflects on May 4 Tragedy
In the spring of 1970, two-time alumna Pat Gless, MSN ’93, BSN ’71, RN, was a junior in Kent State University’s inaugural nursing program. While in class on Monday, May 4, a professor rushed into her classroom and warned students who could leave campus to do so. “Campus felt very somber, like someone was invading our space. We weren’t sure what was going to happen; we were living in a time of unknown,” remembers Pat. “It was frightening to see the National Guard soldiers on campus.
Petrinec Explores Mobile App Therapy for Families of the Seriously Ill
During her years as an ICU nurse, Amy Petrinec, Ph.D., RN, Assistant Professor at the College of Nursing, noticed that chronically, critically ill patients, as well as their family
members, commonly experience negative psychological symptoms. Her bedside experiences lead her to study this phenomenon as a doctoral student, and later to broaden her research as a post-doctoral fellow.
Three Alums Connected by Service & Leadership
A reunion more than twenty years in the making took place earlier this year for three Kent State University nursing and Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) alums. In February, senior nurses across the Army Nurse Corps met for an annual leadership training in San Antonio, TX. It was there that Colonel Amanda Forristal, BSN '93, Deputy Commander for Nursing at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Fort Campbell, KY; Colonel Michael W.