College of Nursing

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Marilyn Starner (left) stands next to her late husband, Buzz Starner, class of 1967. Buzz Starner ’67 was a Golden Flash through and through. As the second-generation in his family to attend Kent State, and having met the love of his live Marilyn Starner ‘71 on campus, Kent State held a very special place in his heart. Wanting to stay connected with the university after graduation, Buzz became an avid follower of all things...

Jasmine Jones, BSN, RN, poses for a photo in a hospital hallway while wearing personal protective equipment. Just before the start of the pandemic, alumna Jasmine Jones, BSN ‘17, RN, a med-surg nurse at a large hospital system in the greater Indianapolis area, was not in a good mental place. Pregnant with twins, a boy and a girl, Jones had just learned her daughter would be born with Heterotaxy syndrome, which is...

Jasmine Jones, BSN, RN, poses for a photo in a hospital hallway while wearing personal protective equipment. Nurses should be everywhere decisions are being made, advocates Kimberly Cleveland, JD, MSN, RN, C-MBC, Kent State University College of Nursing lecturer, who currently serves as the Chair-Elect on the Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOBC) Board of Directors. Cleveland has had the opportunity to sit on hospital and...

Jan Kirkland (left) with her daughter, Hannah, at her high school graduation,. The Hannah and Jan Kirkland Memorial Scholarship provides tuition relief to nursing students from Columbiana county. The scholarship was created by Sally Kirkland to honor the lives of her late daughter Jan, and her late granddaughter Hannah. This generous scholarship will provide students with the much-needed support while also serving as a living...

Jan Kirkland (left) with her daughter, Hannah, at her high school graduation,. Lisa M. Onesko, DNP, APRN-BC Infrequently practiced just one year ago, the seemingly overnight implementation of telehealth (healthcare offered to patients remotely) during the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the nature of primary care delivery. An Associate Professor for the Kent State University College of Nursing...

Will Grayson, who will graduate May 2021, sits on the porch railing of his townhouse. Will Grayson, who will graduate with his Bachelor of Science in Nursing in May 2021, was in his pediatric rotation at the hospital when his clinical group learned Kent State University would transition to remote learning last spring. Grayson said the switch to online courses was not overly stressful as an upperclassmen nursing student as the...

Henderson Hall Kent State University’s College of Nursing and Cleveland Clinic Akron General are joining forces to offer an adult/adolescent Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) certificate program beginning this fall.  This collaborative one-year program was created to address the regional and national shortage of SANE-certified registered nurses, especially...

Nursing Students Check Students in at Fieldhouse Testing Event In the course Community Health Nursing, Taryn Burhanna’s students are required to complete 60 clinical hours and eight laboratory simulation hours. Burhanna, MSN, APRN, NP-C, community health nursing coordinator, wanted to ensure students in this course could get their hours and gain real-life experience by tapping into coronavirus relief efforts...

Photo from spring 2019 end-of-life simulation with the College of Nursing Faculty researchers from Kent State University’s College of Nursing were recently funded by the prestigious Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation with a yearlong President’s Grant award totaling $35,000. The goal of their study is to help ensure the competencies of new healthcare providers to facilitate vital family communication at the end of life.  ...