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Rebecca Herr’s (’71) advice for students is that “although they can’t be an expert at everything, they need to remain curious.” Herr’s own sense of curiosity became a passion for adventure. Her appreciation for exploration inspired her to begin mission work in India in 1999, where she has helped mentor nursing students in various clinical areas. Noticing the lack of nursing libraries while there, Herr began collecting nursing textbooks from professors and friends to donate to the students who needed them most.
Around the same time, Herr, and her husband, Eric, also began making donations to the Kent State University College of Nursing study abroad program. They gave when they were able, knowing Kent State played an important role in nursing education. The College of Nursing is meeting the needs of learners and preparing the next generation of leaders in nursing.
Jason Rothaermel, BSN, MBA, was recently recognized as a "Leader in Nursing" by the American Health Council for his expertise in Oncology. Rothaermel, who received his bachelor of science in nursing from Kent State University College of Nursing in 1998, is the current standing Regional Director of The Oncology Nurse Education Team at AbbVie Labs.
Lisa Aurilio, MSN, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, was recently promoted to Chief Operating Officer at Akron Children's Hospital. Aurilio received her master of science in nursing degree from Kent State University College of Nursing in 1999.
Aurilio served as the hospital's Chief Nursing Officer for 7 years in which she was responsible for ensuring professional nursing practice and standards, in addition to overseeing patient service areas of both Akron Children's Hospitals, as well as the offsite patient care units within the adult hospitals.
Tracy Schwab, MSN ’17, was recently announced as the 2017 New Member Pillar Award recipient from the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) nursing honor society.
The New Member Pillar award is one of 13 International Awards for Nursing Excellence that will be conferred by the honor society in 2017. Schwab will receive this award in late October at the honor society’s 44th Biennial Convention in Indianapolis, IN.
Kent State University College of Nursing is collaborating with the Portage County Health Department and the Emergency Management Agency (EMA) to stage a disaster simulation exercise on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center - Kent campus. The Point of Dispensing Exercise will involve a mock Anthrax release, triage, and treatment site.
Kent State University College of Nursing is collaborating with the Portage County Health Department and the Emergency Management Agency (EMA) to stage a disaster simulation exercise on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, and Thursday, November 17, 2016, from 8:30 - 11 a.m. at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center - Kent campus. The Point of Dispensing Exercise will involve a mock Anthrax release, triage and treatment site.
Congratulations to Karen Bankston, Ph.D., MSN, FACHE, '84, M.S.N. '90, associate dean for clinical practice, partnership and community engagement at the College of Nursing at the University of Cincinnati. She will be among those who are celebrated at the 2016 Kent State Alumni Awards Ceremony on Friday, September 30 at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center. Dr. Bankston will be presented with the 2016 Professional Achievement Award.
Alumnus Paul Bassett, ’11, recently climbed Machu Picchu in Peru to bring awareness to myeloma. He participated in the inaugural Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma partnership with Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Cure Magazine, which brought together a team of patients, physicians, nurses, and researchers to conquer a mountain. While training for this event, Bassett logged over 500 miles.