College of Nursing

Lily of the valley flowers behind the Barbara Donaho Distinguish Leadership in Learning Awards logo Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kent State University College of Nursing was unable to host the 2020 Barbara Donaho Distinguished Leadership in Learning Award celebration in person this year. In accordance with Ohio’s social distancing recommendations, the outstanding preceptors were notified via email and their awards and nomination remarks were...

Lily of the valley flowers behind the Barbara Donaho Distinguish Leadership in Learning Awards logo Please join us in congratulating the following individuals on their recent recognitions, publications, presentations, and awards.   College Innovations   Tracy Dodson, MSN, RN, with Drs. Chris Woolverton and Rick Ferdig, Andrew Snyder, and Janet Reed, MSN, RN, CMSRN, had their letter to the editor, “Re-purposing of Surgical Wrap Textiles for...

Lily of the valley flowers behind the Barbara Donaho Distinguish Leadership in Learning Awards logo 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...

Standing in the middle, Barbara Broome, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, dean and Henderson Memorial Endowed Chair of Kent State University’s College of Nursing, visits with graduate students before their simulation experience begins in this January 2020 photo. In its 2021 edition of Best Graduate Schools, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Kent State University in the top 100 Best Graduate Schools for a master’s degree in nursing.   Kent State ranks No. 87 in the country in its debut on the Best Graduate Nursing Schools list while the College of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program...

Announcing Interim Dean Denice Sheehan Welcome to the Kent State University College of Nursing. I am honored to work with dedicated faculty who inspire, challenge, and support our students in the classroom and clinical sites to prepare future nurses and scholars as leaders who excel in clinical and research settings. Our rigorous curriculum and strong community partnerships provide...

Alumna Bonnie Bartos (left) stands with Dr. Linnea Henderson, the first Kent State University School of Nursing Dean. Bonnie Bartos, RN, BSN ’79, MS ’87, LFACHE 2016, dreamed of becoming a nurse from an early age. Reading the complete series of “Cherry Ames” nursing novels, along with every other nursing book she could find during her childhood, she hoped one day to be at the bedside. After beginning her nursing education at another institution, life...

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...

Photo of Dean Barbara Broome smiling at an event Dean Barbara Broome, Ph.D., RN, FAAN is a two-time alumna of Kent State University College of Nursing and former Coordinator of the Kent State Trumbull nursing program, and she accepted the role as the college’s first African American Dean in 2014. “Kent State is a leader in educating nurses. Our alumni are making an impact in Ohio, the nation...

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...