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Kent State University’s College of Nursing was recently awarded a three-year $225,000 grant from Peg’s Foundation, formerly the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation, a private grant-making foundation that supports mental health programs in Northeast Ohio. These funds will support the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs, as well as improve recruitment and increase the number of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) working in Northeast Ohio.

  • A tribute to both their ongoing scholarship and service to the College of Nursing, Loretta Aller, Ph.D., MSN, RN, CHSE, and Taryn Burhanna, MSN, APRN, NP-C, received competitive fellowship awards by the internationally recognized International Nursing Association for Clinical and Simulation Learning (INACSL) and the nationally recognized SOURCE Service-Learning Academy, respectively. These prestigious fellowships offer Dr. Aller and Ms.

  • Bridging the field of early childhood literacy with child health and development, faculty member Elaine Thomas, MSN, RN, CNE, Senior Lecturer, is serving as co-investigator on a recently funded grant award to the Kent State University School of Information in partnership with the College of Nursing.

  • Peg’s Foundation recently recognized Kent State University College of Nursing as the recipient of the 2021 Morgan Impact Award for Excellence in Education for its work in leading change in mental health care service delivery. James K.

  • A research team from Kent State University's School of Information working in partnership with Kent State’s College of Nursing received a National Leadership Planning Grant for Libraries from the Institute of Museums and Library Services (IMLS) for $99,982. The funds will support the first stages of what investigators have named Project SHIELD (Supporting Healthy Infant Early Learning and Development).

  • With the start of the Fall semester, three new full-time faculty members are contributing their knowledge and expertise to College of Nursing research endeavors. Dr. Versie Johnson-Mallard, Ph.D., RN, APRN, FAANP, FAAN, joins the College of Nursing as Dean, Professor, and Henderson Endowed Chair, succeeding retired Dean Barbara Broome and Interim Dean Denice Sheehan. Dr. Loretta Aller, Ph.D., RN, comes to the Kent campus after serving at Kent State University at Stark, and Dr. Stacy Miner, Ph.D., RN, CCRP, joins College of Nursing faculty from University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center.

  • Janet Reed, MSN, RN, CMSRN, Associate Lecturer at Kent State University Stark, always enjoys incorporating new creative ideas in her classroom. After observing her undergraduate nursing students struggle with heightened anxiety during traditional simulations over the years, she desired a way to make the experience more fun and less stressful. In February 2020, she introduced her students to the nursing simulation escape room, a project she developed as an assignment in her Ph.D. course, Teaching with Games and Simulations.

  • Although widely acknowledged that greater diversity among nurses reduces health disparities and improves quality of care, the U.S. nursing workforce does not mirror the nation’s increasingly diverse population. According to the most recent Ohio Workforce Data Summary Report from the Ohio Board of Nursing, 88.7% of registered nurses reported their race/ethnicity as White/Caucasian, followed by 6.6% who reported their race/ethnicity as African American/Black. With over 25 years of experience at the Kent State University College of Nursing, Dr.

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Friday, July 15, 2022 - 1:51pm
Kent State University’s College of Nursing was recently awarded a three-year $225,000 grant from Peg’s Foundation, formerly the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation, a private grant-making foundation that supports mental health programs in Northeast Ohio. These funds will support the...
Friday, July 15, 2022 - 10:06am
A tribute to both their ongoing scholarship and service to the College of Nursing, Loretta Aller, Ph.D., MSN, RN, CHSE, and Taryn Burhanna, MSN, APRN, NP-C, received competitive fellowship awards by the internationally recognized International Nursing Association for Clinical and...
Monday, March 14, 2022 - 4:47pm
The newly formed “Research and Innovation Advisory Board” within the College of Nursing is helping to connect donor-provided funds with faculty and students who are participating in nursing research. The board, consisting of tenured faculty, non-tenured faculty, grant administrat...
Monday, March 14, 2022 - 3:37pm
Bridging the field of early childhood literacy with child health and development, faculty member Elaine Thomas, MSN, RN, CNE, Senior Lecturer, is serving as co-investigator on a recently funded grant award to the Kent State University School of Information in partnership with the...
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 9:46am
Commonly used by nurses to infuse patient medications and fluids, intravenous (IV) insertion, or cannulation, is a vital but difficult skill for nursing students to master. As Co-Principal Investigator for the study, “Bimodal Haptic-Mixed Reality (HMR) Needle Insertion Simulation...
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 8:58am
Kent State University College of Nursing recently announced the appointment of Jo Dowell, Ph.D., APRN, CNP, PNP, FNP-BC, CFNE, assistant professor, along with Dana Hansen, Ph.D., APRN, ACHPN, associate professor, as co-directors of the Ph.D. program. The newly developed state-of-...
Monday, December 6, 2021 - 4:39pm
Peg’s Foundation recently recognized Kent State University College of Nursing as the recipient of the 2021 Morgan Impact Award for Excellence in Education for its work in leading change in mental health care service delivery. James K.
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 4:23pm
With the start of the Fall semester, three new full-time faculty members are contributing their knowledge and expertise to College of Nursing research endeavors. Dr. Versie Johnson-Mallard, Ph.D., RN, APRN, FAANP, FAAN, joins the College of Nursing as Dean, Professor, and Henders...
Friday, June 11, 2021 - 2:34pm
Although widely acknowledged that greater diversity among nurses reduces health disparities and improves quality of care, the U.S. nursing workforce does not mirror the nation’s increasingly diverse population. According to the most recent Ohio Workforce Data Summary Report from...

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