College of Nursing

A Kent State University College of Nursing student gets hands-on experience with a patient simulator in the Olga M. Mural Simulation Lab in Henderson Hall. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Lexie Jones, Madison DeCato and other students in Kent State University’s College of Nursing have been employed in hospitals throughout Northeast Ohio, where they have honed their skills and observed healthcare professionals on the front lines. The emergence of COVID-19 has provided an unparalleled opportunity for...

Kent State K Kent State University Interim Senior Vice President and Provost Melody Tankersley today announced the appointment of three new interim deans as well as changes within the Division of Graduate Studies. The appointments are: Mandy Munro-Stasiuk, Ph.D., as interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, to replace James Blank, Ph.D., who has...

College of Nursing faculty member, Jennifer Shanholtzer, poses for a photo at Henderson Hall with the two ventilators that were donated to UH Portage Medical Center in Ravenna, Ohio. Kent State University College of Nursing faculty members Jennifer Shanholtzer, MSN, RN, CHSE, lecturer and sim lab co-coordinator, and Jeremy Jarzembak, MA, BSN, BS, RN, senior lector and sim lab co-coordinator, were participating in a virtual faculty meeting about the COVID-19 pandemic last week when an idea struck. “We kept thinking about the...

Henderson Hall on an early spring day As I have met and talked with more and more of you during my eight months here in the College of Nursing, I have seen firsthand how special nurses are. Nurses are empathetic, funny, no-nonsense, driven, amazingly compassionate and caring. It really does take a special kind of person to be a nurse, and as nurses do when times get tough, they rally...

Junior nursing students participate in a simulation at Henderson Hall. On a Tuesday morning in late February, students in lab coats file into the College’s four simulation classrooms and form rings around four lifelike pediatric mannikins, or human patient simulators. Each group participates in a high-fidelity simulation—one with maximum realism—that includes equipment and personnel typically found in the...

Junior nursing students participate in a simulation at Henderson Hall. 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...

Roxia Boykin sits in Henderson Hall When Roxia Boykin, MPA, RN, NEA-BC, CDM, CDE, thinks about her 43-year nursing career, she recalls her humble beginnings. “I come from a family of seven children. My parents worked very hard, often at two jobs, to provide the bare necessities, like making sure we each had 25 cents for school lunch every day,” she said. “I never could have...

Roxia Boykin sits in Henderson Hall We are committed to the health of our Kent State students and the community. For this reason, effective at 3:00 PM today, March 13, 2020, all College of Nursing (BSN, MSN, DNP, PhD) clinicals are suspended until April 13, 2020 at which time we will re-evaluate. For those of you who anticipate a May graduation, we are working to ensure that your...

Kent State nursing students leave Henderson Hall after class Kent State University’s College of Nursing will welcome its first nursing cohort into the Ph.D. in Nursing revised program in the fall semester 2020. The newly developed, state-of-the-science curriculum was thoughtfully constructed to prepare students to address emerging areas of nursing science by gaining essential knowledge in areas such as...

Kent State nursing students leave Henderson Hall after class Kent State University’s College of Nursing will welcome its first nursing cohort into the Ph.D. in Nursing revised program in the fall semester 2020. The newly developed, state-of-the-science curriculum was thoughtfully constructed to prepare students to address emerging areas of nursing science by gaining essential knowledge in areas such as...