Center for Nursing Research

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.

In collaboration with scholars in the arts discipline, Dr. Wang and her colleagues are piloting two new and innovative intervention programs—creative movement and art expression—to test and compare the effects of these programs on children’s self-regulation skills in the domains of overeating and physical activity levels.

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.

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).

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). Working within their respective fields, both are active researchers and educators conducting funded research studies and disseminating their findings through publications, presentations, and classroom interactions.

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.

For the first time, Kent State University College of Nursing has been awarded the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program grant. The grant will fund an estimated $1.1 million over four years as faculty work to expand the behavioral health workforce in rural and underserved areas and develop the workforce with team-based integrated care competencies.

Kent State University College of Nursing has received a grant totaling $100,000 from the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation, a private grant-making foundation interested in supporting mental health programs in northeast Ohio.

Kent State University College of Nursing research faculty members Pamela Stephenson, Ph.D., RN, AOCNS, Dana Hansen, Ph.D., ACHPN, APRN, and Denice Sheehan, Ph.D. MSN, RN, have been selected to present their palliative care research findings at Hospice of the Western Reserve's annual conference Telling the Stories: The Deeper Voice of Hospice on Friday, September 16. The conference will focus on the importance of conversations that address the goals of care and how to overcome barriers.

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