College of Nursing

Kent State College of Nursing alumnus Michael Zagger was appointed to the executive team at EndoGastric Solutions, Inc., a leader in incisionless procedural therapy for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), in June. Zagger, a 1985 graduate of Kent State's Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, was named Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

This summer, six students from Kent State University’s College of Nursing will work as full-time interns at Akron Children’s Hospital as part of the “Assuring Success with a Commitment to Enhance Nurse Diversity,” or ASCEND program. The ASCEND program, which is in its initial year, focuses on traditionally underrepresented groups in the nursing profession. Development of the program began two years ago as a way to increase diversity in the registered nursing (RN) workforce at Akron Children’s Hospital.

Scholar of the Month
Denice Sheehan
Associate Professor of Nursing
College of Nursing
2007-present

 


Kent State University nursing and public health students are learning about how faith based organizations play a key role in providing health care around the world.

As part of their degree program, 20 students, along with Ken Slenkovich, assistant dean of Kent State’s College of Public Health, attended the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. 

The 9th Annual Barbara Donaho Distinguished Leadership in Learning Awards Ceremony was held at the Kent State Student Center Ballroom on March 21, 2015. Kent State University’s College of Nursing hosted the event with nearly 200 people in attendance, including award recipients, guests, faculty and staff. This year’s recipients were registered nurses and physicians from the Kent area who work in a variety of capacities–from staff nurses to advanced practice nurses, as well as physicians.

The ninth annual Barbara Donaho Distinguished Leadership in Learning Awards Ceremony was held at the Kent State University Student Center Ballroom on March 21. Kent State’s College of Nursing hosted the event with nearly 200 people in attendance, including award recipients, faculty, staff and guests.

Kent State University’s College of Nursing and College of Public Health are 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, Apr. 14, and Thursday, Apr. 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center.

Nancy Wysenski, graduate of Kent State’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, was recently named to the Board of Directors at Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Inovio, headquartered in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, develops immunotherapies for cancer and infectious diseases. She also serves on the boards of Alkermes PLC and Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals.

Diana Fleming, MSN, RN, CNE, Associate Lecturer at Kent State’s College of Nursing was named the first DAISY Faculty Award recipient for the college. The DAISY Faculty Award – part of a national program established by The DAISY Foundation in 1999 – shows our appreciation for our outstanding nursing faculty for their commitment and inspirational influence on their students.

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