College of Nursing

Standing in the middle, Barbara Broome, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, dean and Henderson Memorial Endowed Chair of Kent State University’s College of Nursing, visits with graduate students before their simulation experience begins in this January 2020 photo. In its 2021 edition of Best Graduate Schools, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Kent State University in the top 100 Best Graduate Schools for a master’s degree in nursing.   Kent State ranks No. 87 in the country in its debut on the Best Graduate Nursing Schools list while the College of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program...

Announcing Interim Dean Denice Sheehan Welcome to the Kent State University College of Nursing. I am honored to work with dedicated faculty who inspire, challenge, and support our students in the classroom and clinical sites to prepare future nurses and scholars as leaders who excel in clinical and research settings. Our rigorous curriculum and strong community partnerships provide...

Alumna Bonnie Bartos (left) stands with Dr. Linnea Henderson, the first Kent State University School of Nursing Dean. Bonnie Bartos, RN, BSN ’79, MS ’87, LFACHE 2016, dreamed of becoming a nurse from an early age. Reading the complete series of “Cherry Ames” nursing novels, along with every other nursing book she could find during her childhood, she hoped one day to be at the bedside. After beginning her nursing education at another institution, life...

Dr. Amy Petrinec outside in nature Kent State College of Nursing Assistant Professor, Amy Petrinec, Ph.D., RN, recently received a $50,000 two-year grant through the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) to research family caregivers who experience a phenomenon called post intensive care syndrome family (PICS-F) that may occur after a loved one has spent time in a...

Photo of Dean Barbara Broome smiling at an event Dean Barbara Broome, Ph.D., RN, FAAN is a two-time alumna of Kent State University College of Nursing and former Coordinator of the Kent State Trumbull nursing program, and she accepted the role as the college’s first African American Dean in 2014. “Kent State is a leader in educating nurses. Our alumni are making an impact in Ohio, the nation...

Flowering tree branch Dana Hansen, Ph.D., APRN, ACHPN, Amy Petrinec, Ph.D., RN, and Tracey Motter, DNP, RN, researchers from Kent State College of Nursing, along with Maureen Keeley, Ph.D., Texas State, have developed a website to offer information, support via blog participation and research opportunities for family caregivers of those touched by a serious or critical...

A message from the Dean Over the past several days, we have witnessed an entire nation in despair—despair at the pointless deaths of many young black men and women killed for reasons we have difficulty understanding. We bear witness to what happens when people feel hopeless and helpless. It is ironic that the same prejudices, racism, and disrespect I experienced in my...

A Kent State University College of Nursing student gets hands-on experience with a patient simulator in the Olga M. Mural Simulation Lab in Henderson Hall. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Lexie Jones, Madison DeCato and other students in Kent State University’s College of Nursing have been employed in hospitals throughout Northeast Ohio, where they have honed their skills and observed healthcare professionals on the front lines. The emergence of COVID-19 has provided an unparalleled opportunity for...

Kent State K Kent State University Interim Senior Vice President and Provost Melody Tankersley today announced the appointment of three new interim deans as well as changes within the Division of Graduate Studies. The appointments are: Mandy Munro-Stasiuk, Ph.D., as interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, to replace James Blank, Ph.D., who has...

College of Nursing faculty member, Jennifer Shanholtzer, poses for a photo at Henderson Hall with the two ventilators that were donated to UH Portage Medical Center in Ravenna, Ohio. Kent State University College of Nursing faculty members Jennifer Shanholtzer, MSN, RN, CHSE, lecturer and sim lab co-coordinator, and Jeremy Jarzembak, MA, BSN, BS, RN, senior lector and sim lab co-coordinator, were participating in a virtual faculty meeting about the COVID-19 pandemic last week when an idea struck. “We kept thinking about the...