College of Nursing

Twenty northeast Ohio nurses, known as preceptors, were honored at Kent State University College of Nursing’s Thirteenth Annual Barbara Donaho Distinguished Leadership in Learning Awards on Thursday, April 11. Nominated by nursing students, this prestigious 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.

On January 17, 2019, Kent State University College of Nursing sophomore Maddie Boone celebrated five years cancer-free in a special way - at the hospital for her very first day of clinicals. A date that has long troubled Maddie, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2014 and also suffered a broken hip the same day in 2015, will now be filled with hope for the future. “I woke up very nervous that morning, but I was determined to change this date from one that haunted me to one of positivity,” said Maddie.

Alumni and friends, it’s time again to lace up your sneakers and join us as we kick off spring finals week with the 6th Annual Race into Finals 5K and 1-mile races on Sunday, May 5th at 8:30 a.m. Both courses will begin outside Henderson Hall on the Kent campus allowing all runners and walkers to experience Kent State University’s scenic, springtime views. The courses include paved pathways and a few small hills. As a family-friendly event, strollers and dogs on leashes are permitted.

The nursing program at Kent State University’s Geauga campus needs community support to continue producing top-trained nurses for understaffed medical facilities throughout northeast Ohio.

Kent State University College of Nursing is collaborating with the Portage County Health Department and the Emergency Management Agency (EMA) to stage a disaster simulation exercise on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center - Kent campus, Seminar rooms A & B. The Point of Dispensing Exercise will involve a mock Anthrax release, triage, and treatment site.