Center for Nursing Research

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

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...

Photo of Andrea Warner-Stidham Following a major life challenge or traumatic event, many people find their belief system upended and experience lingering psychological distress. However, the period following a life-altering crisis may also be a time of personal growth in which new possibilities, improved relationships, and renewed appreciation...

Project ECHO investigators. From left: Dr. Kimberly Williams, Dr. Andrea Warner Stidham, Dr. Wendy Umberger, Dr. Mark Arredondo A team of investigators at Kent State University College of Nursing are using video teleconferencing technology, known as Project ECHO®, to reduce healthcare disparities and improve access to high quality care. Wendy Umberger, Ph.D., RN, PMHCNS-BC, associate dean for graduate studies, Andrea Warner Stidham, Ph.D., MSN, RN, assistant professor,...

Photo of Ya-Fen Wang According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), nearly 20 percent of children in the United States are obese, presenting serious health risks to children and adolescents and disproportionately affecting disadvantaged and minority children. To better understand and address this alarming trend, Dr. Ya-Fen Wang,...

Kent State College of Nursing’s first Jonas Nurse Scholar recipient, Kay Gianantonio, (center), stands with Dean Barbara Broome, Ph.D., RN, FAAN (right) and Lisa Onesko, DNP, APRN-BC, director of the DNP program.   Kent State University College of Nursing is proud to announce it has been awarded a new grant of $10,000 from Jonas Philanthropies, a leading national philanthropic funder of graduate nursing education. Matched by $10,000 of its own monies, the grant will fund the scholarship of one doctoral nursing student in 2018. As a grant recipient, Kent State...

Dana Hansen and Amy Veney Forging new and innovative pathways in nursing research, Dr. Dana Hansen and Ms. Amy Veney of the Kent State University College of Nursing are contributing new knowledge to the fields of palliative care and family interaction during advanced serious illness (Hansen) and healthcare disparities faced by sexual and gender minorities (Veney)....

Dana Hansen and Amy Veney Forging new and innovative pathways in nursing research, Dr. Pamela Stephenson and Dr. Yvonne Smith of the Kent State University College of Nursing are contributing new knowledge to the fields of palliative care and spiritual uncertainty (Stephenson) and service by nurses on governing boards and online nursing education effectiveness (Smith)....

Center for Nursing Research staff. From left: Wimonthip Phuangkhem, graduate assistant; Dr. Mary Anthony, Associate Dean for Research; Denise Karshner, Grants Administrator; Dr. Lynette Phillips, statistical support; Michele Varso, Grants Coordinator To support faculty and student research at the College of Nursing, the Center for Nursing Research (CNR) provides a full range of services to encourage, facilitate, and promote nursing research. Assistance with Research Funding and Dissemination An integral part of the College of Nursing, the Center for Nursing Research (CNR) strives to ensure...