Alumna Selected for Harvard Medical School Palliative Care Program
Cathy Fluharty, BSN, MSN, has been accepted into the 2014-2015 Harvard Medical School program in Palliative Care Education and Practice (PCEP). Fluharty, a Kent State University College of Nursing alumna, earned a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree in 2009 and is currently a nurse practitioner at Alliance Community Hospital in Alliance, Ohio.
Fluharty, who also teaches Kent State nursing students in adult gerontology and rehabilitation course clinicals, was selected from a national group of candidates for her demonstrated expertise in clinical care and teaching skills, as well as her personal commitment and leadership. The PCEP program is extremely competitive with only 64 openings available each year, 21-24 of which are allocated to the Pediatric Track. In addition to being selected, she has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from Harvard Medical School to help defray the cost of tuition.