College of Nursing

Wang received a $10,000 grant for her project Ya-Fen Wang, Ph.D., RN, MSN, assistant professor in Kent State University’s College of Nursing, is working on a one-year project to study if children’s prolonged exposure to stressful situations such as school, family or environment encourages poor eating behaviors, which can lead to childhood...

Ya-Fen Wang, Ph.D., RN, MSN, assistant professor in Kent State University’s College of Nursing, has received a grant to research stress and obesity in children. Kent, 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. Wang’s one-year project, titled “Resourcefulness, Stress, and Overeating in Children,” will study whether children’s prolonged exposure to...

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 Scholarship Fund. Administered by the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church of Dover, Ohio, the scholarship fund was established by Phillip Hammerstrom...

Yvonne Smith appears on the cover of the Fall 2015 edition of Momentum 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...

College of Nursing & College of Public Health Students are trained by disaster experts 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...

Linda Q. Everett speaks to a student in Henderson Hall at Kent State University 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...

A smart-pump IV is shown giving a dose of high-risk IV medication to a 3G manikin in the Olga A. Mural Simulation Lab in Henderson Hall at Kent State University. 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...

A smart-pump IV is shown giving a dose of high-risk IV medication to a 3G manikin in the Olga A. Mural Simulation Lab in Henderson Hall at Kent State University. 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...

Laura Manns-James, Ph.D. candidate & 2015 recipient of the March of Dimes nursing scholarship 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...

Kent State University alumna Nancy M. Albert, RN, Ph.D., has been selected as the 2013 Distinguished Research Lecturer by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. Albert also is an adjunct faculty member in the College of Nursing at Kent State. 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. Albert, who received both her master’s and doctorate degrees from the College of Nursing, will join several Kent State alumnae who have recently received this prestigious honor,...