Kent State University College of Nursing honored more than 20 northeastern Ohio medical professionals, known as preceptors, at the Twelfth Annual Barbara Donaho Distinguished Leadership in Learning Awards on Wednesday, April 11. Nominated by nursing students, faculty and staff, the award recognizes exceptional nurses, physicians and healthcare administrators for generously donating their time to mentor and train Kent State’s nursing students in clinical settings.
Barbara Donaho, far right front, sits with the 2018 recipients of the Barbara Donaho Distinguished Leadership in Learning Award.
As a two-time alumna of this great institution, Kent State University College of Nursing holds a special place in my heart. For more than 50 years, Kent State College of Nursing has prepared the next generation of nurse leaders and what an exciting year 2017 was for us! Here are some of the highlights:
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.
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
Dear students, faculty, alumni, friends, and other constituents:
Kent State University College of Nursing will host an accreditation visit by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) from Mar. 14 to 16, 2018. CCNE will be conducting an on-site evaluation of our baccalaureate in nursing, master's in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and post-graduate APRN certificate programs.
Paul Bassett, BSN ’11, Boston, MA, loves adventure. His most recent quest - hiking Japan's Mount Fuji in July 2017 with 19 teammates, six of whom were cancer patients. The expedition was made possible by the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation’s (MMRF) initiative, Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma. This program provides support for teams of doctors, researchers, nurses, patients, and loved ones to raise awareness and funding for new research programs.
Paul Bassett, BSN '11, climbs Mt. Fuji for Myeloma Awareness
A day in the life of a nurse is a dynamic experience. Containing both bright and dark moments, a nurse must sort through an emotional roller-coaster daily. These sensitive moments and memories are tangible elements in Kent State University College of Nursing’s new poem, Some Days, an interdepartmental collaborative project between the college, Kent State University Wick Poetry Center and Kent, OH, design firm, Each + Every.
David Hassler, director of the Kent State University Wick Poetry Center, unveils 'Some Days' during the 'Nursing 50 Years Strong' reception