Holiday Greetings from Dean Barbara Broome
Over the past year, Kent State University College of Nursing has continued to be the major educator of nurses in northeast Ohio, and I couldn’t be prouder of our alumni. Our healthcare partners consistently provide us with positive feedback on the excellence of our graduates. The academic success of our students is demonstrated through our impressive scores on national examinations that are well above the norm. Our 95% passing rate on the NCLEX is outstanding. In unison with the goal of Kent State University to be Student Ready, faculty and staff diligently challenge students to be exemplars of excellence. Whether it be publishing scholarly articles, or presenting at national and international conferences, conducting research, or challenging students to hunger for knowledge, our faculty are examples of what makes Kent State a great place to be. They set the tone for our collective success.
As the evolution begins from brilliant sunshine on the vibrant green grass to a cascade of brilliant leaves falling from the trees around Henderson Hall, I begin to anticipate the silence of a white blanket of snow. The quiet this season can bring leads me to reflect on how blessed we are to be able to experience another year of laughter, collegiality, and success; we have much to be grateful for here in the College of Nursing and in our day to day lives. For many of our faculty and staff, this has been a challenging year as some have navigated unexpected changes in their lives. The unwavering support from colleagues enable those dealing with both positive and negative life transitions to move forward with renewed energy. During this holiday season, I give thanks for my Kent State family. May your celebrations be filled with love, joy, and cherished memories.
Barbara Broome, Ph.D., FAAN
Dean and Professor