College of Nursing

Photo of Ya-Fen WangKent, Ohio – Ya-Fen Wang, Ph.D., RN, MSN, assistant professor in Kent State University’s College of Nursing, has received a $10,000 grant from the Lake Health Foundation in northeast Ohio. Dr.

John Wolfe, a part-time senior nursing student at Kent State University at Tuscarawas, was able to make a career change thanks to The Hammerstrom Scholarship Fund.Kent State University College of Nursing students, John Wolfe, Erika Homrighausen, Kristin Miceli and Hunter Stein, were each awarded a one-year scholarship in the amount of $5,000 from The Hammerstrom Schol

Yvonne Smith, Ph.D., RN, assistant professor of nursing at Kent State University, appears on the cover of the latest Momentum magazine, a quarterly publication produced by the Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN). Dr. Smith is shown accepting a proclamation from the Ohio Nurses Association on behalf of the OBN in recognition of the OBN’s 100th anniversary. With her are Ohio Nurses Association CEO Lori Chovanak and immediate past-president Daniel R. Kirkpatrick at the association’s annual convention in October. 

Kent State University’s College of Nursing is collaborating with the Portage County Health Department and the Emergency Management Agency (EMA) to stage a disaster simulation exercise. The Point of Dispensing Exercise, which involves a mock Anthrax release, triage and treatment site, will take place Tuesday, Nov. 17, and Thursday, Nov. 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. 

Kent State University nursing alumna Linda Q. Everett, Ph.D., RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, was featured as a “Leader to Honor” in the October, 2015, edition of Nurse Leader magazine.

In the article, Dr. Everett talks extensively about the path she chose to become an influential person in nursing and healthcare, as well as how she developed her leadership style.

Hospitals around the country are implementing smart-pump IV technology to help prevent medication errors which claim the lives of some 400,000 people each year according to a study in the Journal of Patient Safety. With funding from a $14,000 grant, students at Kent State University’s College of Nursing will have the opportunity to practice and learn with these state-of-the-art devices in The Olga A. Mural Simulation Lab on the Kent Campus.

Photo from Kent State's Olga A. Mural Simulation LabHospitals around the country are implementing smart-pump IV technology to help prevent medication errors which claim the lives of some 400,000 people each year, according to a study in the Journal of Patient Safety.

Laura Manns-James, a Ph.D. candidate in the College of Nursing at Kent State University, has been awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the March of Dimes.

The scholarship was one of four awarded to exceptional graduate nursing students specializing in maternal-child nursing.

For her dissertation, Manns-James is studying the association between racial discrimination and obesity in young African-American women. She is also investigating whether a positive racial identity influences that association.

Nancy M. Albert will be inducted as a 2015 fellow of the American Academy of Nursing during the academy's annual conference on Oct. 17, 2015, in Washington, D.C.

Khaliah Fisher-Grace, a two-time Kent State College of Nursing alumna, assumed the role of president of the Greater Cleveland Nurses Association (GCNA) in March, 2015. Fisher-Grace, who earned an MSN in Nursing & Healthcare Management and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Kent State, began her career in University Hospitals Case Medical Center’s cardiothoracic telemetry unit.

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