College of Nursing

Photo of Melissa Dyer Congratulations to Melissa Dyer, MSN, lecturer and course coordinator in the College of Nursing, for receiving a Kent State University 2014 Outstanding Teacher Award. Sponsored by the University Teaching Council, this award honors full-time, non-tenure track or part-time faculty who show exceptional skills in classroom teaching. The Outstanding...

Mary Moller & Ed Herzog Mary Moller, DNP, ARNP, PMHCNS-CP, CPRP, FAAN, and internationally recognized expert on mental health, was a featured presenter in a continuing education program co-sponsored by the Ohio Chapter of the American Psychiatric Nurses’ Association (APNA) and the Kent State University College of Nursing. A past president of APNA, Dr. Moller is a...

Carol Sedlak and Cynthia Roller Carol Sedlak, PhD, RN, CNS, ONC, CNE, FAAN, and Cynthia Roller, PhD, RN, CNP, CNM,  have received a grant provided jointly by Sigma Theta Tau International and the American Nurses Foundation to study the bone health of transgender individuals. Since many transgender individuals use hormones to induce and maintain the physical and psychological...

Davina Gosnell Dr. Davina Gosnell, former dean of Kent State’s College of Nursing from 1989 to 2004, was recently acknowledged as one of 100 Alumni Transformers in Nursing & Healthcare by The Ohio State University College of Nursing. According to the Record Courier, she was recognized as being among alumni of the college who have deeply impacted the...

Scholar of the Month Wendy Umberger Professor College of Nursing 2002-present Wendy Umberger is a professor in the College of Nursing. Her program of research centers on the treatment and care of people experiencing chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP), psychological factors related to the pain experience, neuroendocrine and immune mechanisms in pain...

Wendy Umberger, a professor in the College of Nursing, teaches a class in Henderson Hall. Umberger has been selected as Kent State’s Scholar of the Month. Scholar of the Month Wendy Umberger Professor College of Nursing 2002-present Wendy Umberger is a professor in the College of Nursing. Her program of research centers on the treatment and care of people experiencing chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP), psychological factors related to the pain experience, neuroendocrine and immune mechanisms in pain...

Yvonne Smith Yvonne Smith, current undergraduate and graduate faculty member and former assistant dean of Kent State University College of Nursing, has successfully defended her dissertation for a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction. Smith’s dissertation, titled Using A Qualitative Approach to Explore Nursing Faculty Perceptions of Teaching Online, explores...

Anita O Anita W. O'Toole, professor emerita of nursing, Kent State University, has been named as one of the first recipients of the Alumni Legacy Leaders award by Indiana University School of Nursing. The Top 100 Alumni Legacy Leaders were honored on June 21, 2014, as part of IU’s 100th Anniversary Celebration Weekend in Indianapolis, IN. O’Toole...

Dr. Mary Anthony Mary K. Anthony, Ph.D., professor and associate dean for research at Kent State University’s College of Nursing, recently returned from a month-long visit to Florianópolis, SC, Brazil.   Anthony was a special visiting researcher with the Graduate Nursing Program and Nursing Department at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, from April...

A Top Social Media Friendly Nursing SchoolKent State University College of Nursing was named as a Top 50 Most Social Media Friendly Nursing School by NurseJournal.org. The College of Nursing has received this distinction both times the list has been released, first in 2012 and now in 2014. To connect with us on social media, check out our Social Media Portal by clicking here.