College of Nursing

Pamel Rafferty-Semon On April 10th, 2014, Pamela Rafferty-Semon received the Showcase of Excellence in Action Award in recognition for the efforts she provided with the Portage County Board of Health and the College of Nursing. The College of Nursing was awarded a grant from the Experimental Education department this past spring to hold a disaster simulation with the...

Pamel Rafferty-Semon Kraig Brechbuhler is a survivor of a miraculous cardiac arrest. According to a story by organizers of the 2014 Stark/Wayne American Heart Association Heart Walk, Brechbuhler was training with his wife for the Columbus Marathon in July 2013. During their cool-down walk, he collapsed. Paramedics attempted to resuscitate Brechbuhler at the scene and...

Pamel Rafferty-Semon Kent State University’s College of Nursing held the Eighth Annual Barbara Donaho Distinguished Leadership in Learning Awards Dinner at the Kent Student Center Ballroom on March 22. Most of those awarded are registered nurses in the Kent area, and serve in a variety of capacities, from staff nurses to advanced practice nurses, as well as medical...

Pamel Rafferty-Semon Dr. Babara Broome, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, became the sixth dean of Kent State University's College of Nursing on March 17, 2014. She is coming from the University of South Alabama, but she is a Kent State alumna with roots in Northeast Ohio. Dean Broome began her nursing career as a licensed practical nurse after attending the Hannah Mullins School of...

Pamel Rafferty-Semon Kent State University’s College of Nursing will host its second “Race into Finals” 5K race and one-mile fun run/walk on April 27 to raise money for the college’s Student Emergency Fund.   The races will take place from 8-11 a.m. and begin and end at Henderson Hall. The 5K will be timed, leading participants through the Kent State...

Pamel Rafferty-Semon Ashley Watson, a Kent State University graduate nursing student from New Philadelphia, Ohio, was selected as one of the 2013 recipients of the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses (OAAPN) scholarship. Each year, the OAAPN awards four $1,500 scholarships to students to promote the professional development of advanced practice registered...

Photo of Yvonne Smith Kent State University College of Nursing faculty member Yvonne Smith was awarded the 2013 Excellence in Political Action Award by the Ohio Nurses Association. Smith was recognized for outstanding leadership and participation in political action. “I am honored to be selected for this award,” says Smith. “One of the most significant...

Photo of Yvonne Smith Barbara Broome, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, has been named Kent State University’s new dean of its College of Nursing. Broome currently serves as associate dean, professor and chair of the Community-Mental Health Department at the University of South Alabama College of Nursing. The announcement was made by Todd Diacon, Kent State’s senior vice president...

Kent State University Kent State University’s College of Nursing program was one of 10 schools named a Center of Excellence by the National League for Nursing (NLN) during its annual education summit in Washington, D.C. Kent State was recognized in the category of “Creating Environments that Advance the Science of Nursing Education.”   Immediate past dean of...

Metro Life Flight landing near the Kent State arch on front campus After a nearly yearlong planning process, Kent State’s College of Nursing and the MetroHealth System have collaborated to now offer clinical experiences aboard Metro Life Flight to Kent State graduate nursing students in the acute care nurse practitioner concentration. The new clinical experiences started this fall semester. Metro Life Flight,...