Kent State Nurses Say ‘Thank You’ to Local Police Departments

College of Nursing offered breakfast to Kent and Kent State University Police Departments

To show support for local law enforcement officers and staff, Kent State University College of Nursing faculty delivered a breakfast buffet to the Kent and Kent State University police departments on Friday, August 12.  

Barbara Broome, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, dean of Kent State College of Nursing, was joined by Wendy Umberger, Ph.D., RN, PMHCNS-BC, associate dean for graduate programs, to provide a continental breakfast for each of the departments.   

"We wanted to celebrate and honor the integrity, sacrifice, and commitment of our local law enforcement,” said Dean Broome. “As nurses, we understand the toll daily stress can take on a person’s health and well-being. Police officers, like nurses, often put themselves last because they are so busy taking care of everyone else. This was our way of helping them start their day off on a positive note by taking a moment to relax, enjoy a good breakfast and feel appreciated.”

In the future, Dean Broome hopes the College of Nursing can collaborate with the police departments to offer ways to help officers and staff relieve job-related stress. 

About Kent State University’s College of Nursing

In existence for nearly 50 years, the College of Nursing at Kent State University is one of the largest and most comprehensive nursing programs in the nation with more than 12,000 alumni worldwide. As part of Kent State’s eight-campus system, the college provides more than 2,000 nursing students courses of study at the baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral levels. To learn more about nursing programs at Kent State, please visit

POSTED: Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 9:51am
UPDATED: Friday, August 12, 2016 - 12:14pm
Mariah Gibbons