East Liverpool – Through a matching grant provided by the Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Association (OMEGA), Kent State University at East Liverpool was able to make more than $70,000 in equipment upgrades to its nursing laboratory. Half of the funding was provided by the state through the Appalachian Regional Commission. The remaining funds were provided by Kent State East Liverpool. Recently, all the equipment purchasers were finalized.
Donna Karan, one of America’s most famous fashion designers, will be at Kent State University on Monday, March 5. Karan will serve as the keynote speaker for the Kent State College of Nursing’s annual Driving the Future conference series. A live webcast of Karan’s presentation at 12:45 p.m. on March 5 will be available at https://ksutube.kent.edu/watchlive.php?playthis=2143.
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Donna Karan, one of the most famous American fashion designers, will be at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, on Monday, March 5. Karan will serve as the keynote speaker for the Kent State College of Nursing’s annual Driving the Future conference series. This year’s conference explores an integrative approach to incorporating self-care and mindfulness in a balanced personal and professional life.
Kent State University at Stark will host Nursing Information Sessions for high school seniors who are interested in applying to the program and for current college students who would like to transfer into the program. The bachelor of science in nursing is one of the 16 degrees offered in its entirety at Kent State Stark. Both sessions will be held in Kent State Stark Fine Arts Building, 6000 Frank Avenue NW in Jackson Township.
Nursing Information Session for High School Students:
Wednesday, March 21 at 6 p.m.
Associate Professor Susan Taft’s first memory of teaching was as a doctoral graduate student standing in front of a class of students, trying to keep her knees from knocking and her hands from shaking.
Now, after enthusiastically teaching at Kent State University for more than two decades, Taft has earned one of the 2011 Distinguished Teaching Awards, which is awarded to full-time tenure track faculty who demonstrate extraordinary teaching.
Kent State University at Salem senior Lillian Kavishe took advantage of the University’s Global Health Immersion class this summer. Kavishe, along with other students from the College of Public Health, spent time in Geneva, Switzerland, where Kent State has an international campus. As part of the class, Kavishe had the opportunity to attend the World Health Assembly, which is held every May at the United Nations.
On Friday, May 6, which is recognized as National Nurses Day, 45 Kent State University at Stark bachelor of science in nursing degree (BSN) graduates will officially begin their professional careers as nurses. Their achievement will be honored at the campus’s annual Nursing Pinning Ceremony, at 2:30 p.m. in First Christian Church, 6900 Market Avenue in North Canton.
National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6 through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.
Students from the associate degree in nursing (ADN) program at Kent State University at East Liverpool recently performed 113 blood pressures in three hours as part of Southern Local High School’s District Showcase, an annual community-wide festival that provides educational information to the public. In addition, numerous fundraisers for various school events took place.