The 9th Annual Barbara Donaho Distinguished Leadership in Learning Award
In 2002, Kent State University College of Nursing Advisory Chair, Barbara Donaho, forged the idea that clinical partnerships between Kent State University and area hospitals with which the university is partnered should receive substantial recognition.
She recognized that clinical unit leaders, prefects and nurses take the time to work diligently to train our nursing students, while receiving no additional compensation for their services. It is in this spirit that the Barbara Donaho Distinguished Leadership in Learning Award was created.
The majority of recipients are RNs who have served in a variety of capacities: as staff nurses, nurse managers, clinical coordinators and advanced practice nurses, in addition to MDs. They are nominated by both Kent State University students and faculty members for providing effective leadership, demonstrating compassionate role modeling and offering sound professional mentoring.
Recipients of the The Barbara Donaho Distinguished Leadership in Learning Award are a select group who have greatly enhanced and contributed to the quality of care provided by the next generation of professional nurses.