College of Nursing

Prior to the end of the semester, Kent State University at East Liverpool held its annual pinning ceremony at The Georgetown in Boardman, during which 59 students received nursing pins signifying their hard work and dedication to their schoolwork and future profession. Registered nurses provide care to individual patients to attain, restore and...

Two Kent State University College of Nursing students recently received scholarships at the Nurses Choice Awards and Scholarship Luncheon, held at the Blackwell Hotel and Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio. Sponsored by the Ohio Nurses Foundation, the annual fundraiser awards notable nurses and future nurses with grants and scholarships....

Delta Xi Induction Ceremony Nearly 70 students and 3 community members were inducted into the Delta XI chapter of Sigma Theta Tau nursing honors society on April 27th, 2014 at the Kent Student Center KIVA.  Kent State University College of Nursing Dean Barbara Broome was the keynote speaker and Delta XI Chapter President Connie Stopper gave an overview of the history and...

Delta Xi Induction Ceremony On Saturday, April 26, 2014, the Kent State Student Ambassadors gathered at the Kent Student Center for The 31st Annual Induction & Awards Luncheon. The College of Nursing is honored to have five of its students serving as Student Ambassadors at various events on campus.  Nursing students Kaitlyn Evans, Emily Nighswander and Samantha Rhoades,...

Delta Xi Induction Ceremony The National Hospice and Palliative Organization announced on April 2, 2014 that Senior Vice President of Access, Education and Philanthropy John Mastrojohn III has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the organization. Mastrojohn is an alumnus of Kent State University's College of Nursing, where he received his...

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...