Center for Nursing Research

Photo of Interim Dean Denice Sheehan outside Henderson Hall Drs. Denice Sheehan (Principal Investigator) and Pamela Stephenson (Co-Investigator) from the College of Nursing and Christopher Was (Co-Investigator) from the Department of Psychological Sciences at Kent State University received a $421,993 grant award on April 30, 2020, from the National Institutes of Health...

Shadi Kanan (right) assists a student to put on the Virtual Harmony device. Recent nursing alum, Shadi Kanan, Ph.D. ’20, along with Alena Miskinis, undergraduate student in Music and English, and Xiangxu “Shawn” Lin, a graduate student in Computer Science, made up the winning Mission Life team, Virtual Harmony, at Kent State University’s competition held in October 2019. Created to...

Dr. Amy Petrinec outside in nature Kent State College of Nursing Assistant Professor, Amy Petrinec, Ph.D., RN, recently received a $50,000 two-year grant through the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) to research family caregivers who experience a phenomenon called post intensive care syndrome family (PICS-F) that may occur after a loved one has spent time in a...

Flowering tree branch Dana Hansen, Ph.D., APRN, ACHPN, Amy Petrinec, Ph.D., RN, and Tracey Motter, DNP, RN, researchers from Kent State College of Nursing, along with Maureen Keeley, Ph.D., Texas State, have developed a website to offer information, support via blog participation and research opportunities for family caregivers of those touched by a serious or critical...

Professional headshot of Dr. Mary K. Anthony Discovering the science behind decision-making sparked a curiosity and passion for research in Mary K. Anthony, Ph.D., RN, Kent State University College of Nursing professor and associate dean for research. “I saw a huge discrepancy in how nurses made decisions. I was curious to understand why and how decisions...

Center for Nursing Research Newsletter First PageDownload the Winter 2020 Center for Nursing Research Newsletter to read about the latest publications, presentations, grant awards, and other scholarly recognitions of Kent State Nursing faculty and students. Click here to download (PDF)

Center for Nursing Research Newsletter First Page Jim Tudhope, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, recently joined the College of Nursing as an Assistant Professor in the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) concentration. Dr. Tudhope graduated with his Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Kent State University last spring following the defense of his doctoral...

Center for Nursing Research Newsletter First PageDownload the Fall 2019 Center for Nursing Research Newsletter to read about the latest publications, presentations, grant awards, and other scholarly recognitions of Kent State Nursing faculty and students. Click here to download (PDF)

Photo of Amy Petrinec According to the Society of Critical Care Medicine, nearly six million patients in the United States are admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) each year, and family members of these critically ill patients are at risk for developing clinically significant psychological distress, referred to as post-intensive care syndrome. Drawing from her...

Denice Sheehan Denice Sheehan, PhD, RN, FPCN, Associate Professor Drawing from her expertise in the areas of hospice nursing, end-of-life care, and parentally bereaved adolescents, Dr. Sheehan’s research focuses on provision of care for hospice patients and their families, including coping skills of adolescents experiencing...