College of Nursing

Henderson Hall on an early spring day As I have met and talked with more and more of you during my eight months here in the College of Nursing, I have seen firsthand how special nurses are. Nurses are empathetic, funny, no-nonsense, driven, amazingly compassionate and caring. It really does take a special kind of person to be a nurse, and as nurses do when times get tough, they rally...

Junior nursing students participate in a simulation at Henderson Hall. On a Tuesday morning in late February, students in lab coats file into the College’s four simulation classrooms and form rings around four lifelike pediatric mannikins, or human patient simulators. Each group participates in a high-fidelity simulation—one with maximum realism—that includes equipment and personnel typically found in the...

Professional headshot of Dr. Mary K. Anthony Discovering the science behind decision-making sparked a curiosity and passion for research in Mary K. Anthony, Ph.D., RN, Kent State University College of Nursing professor and associate dean for research. “I saw a huge discrepancy in how nurses made decisions. I was curious to understand why and how decisions...

Roxia Boykin sits in Henderson Hall When Roxia Boykin, MPA, RN, NEA-BC, CDM, CDE, thinks about her 43-year nursing career, she recalls her humble beginnings. “I come from a family of seven children. My parents worked very hard, often at two jobs, to provide the bare necessities, like making sure we each had 25 cents for school lunch every day,” she said. “I never could have...

Roxia Boykin sits in Henderson Hall We are committed to the health of our Kent State students and the community. For this reason, effective at 3:00 PM today, March 13, 2020, all College of Nursing (BSN, MSN, DNP, PhD) clinicals are suspended until April 13, 2020 at which time we will re-evaluate. For those of you who anticipate a May graduation, we are working to ensure that your...

Kent State nursing students leave Henderson Hall after class Kent State University’s College of Nursing will welcome its first nursing cohort into the Ph.D. in Nursing revised program in the fall semester 2020. The newly developed, state-of-the-science curriculum was thoughtfully constructed to prepare students to address emerging areas of nursing science by gaining essential knowledge in areas such as...

Kent State nursing students leave Henderson Hall after class Kent State University’s College of Nursing will welcome its first nursing cohort into the Ph.D. in Nursing revised program in the fall semester 2020. The newly developed, state-of-the-science curriculum was thoughtfully constructed to prepare students to address emerging areas of nursing science by gaining essential knowledge in areas such as...

Wendy Umberger, Ph.D., associate dean for graduate programs at Kent State University’s College of Nursing, stands with Jim K. Tudhope, DNP, the first Kent State Peg’s Foundation Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) scholar recipient. Kent State University’s College of Nursing recently received a grant totaling $165,000 from Peg’s Foundation, formerly the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation, a private grant-making foundation that supports mental health programs in Northeast Ohio.  Brain Health Research Institute member Wendy Umberger, Ph.D., RN, PMHCNS-BC, associate dean for...

Wendy Umberger, Ph.D., associate dean for graduate programs at Kent State University’s College of Nursing, stands with Jim K. Tudhope, DNP, the first Kent State Peg’s Foundation Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) scholar recipient. Jim Tudhope, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, recently joined the College of Nursing as an Assistant Professor in the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) concentration. Dr. Tudhope graduated with his Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Kent State University last spring following the defense of his doctoral...

Wendy Umberger, Ph.D., associate dean for graduate programs at Kent State University’s College of Nursing, stands with Jim K. Tudhope, DNP, the first Kent State Peg’s Foundation Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) scholar recipient. Kent State University’s College of Nursing recently received a grant totaling $165,000 from Peg’s Foundation, formerly the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation, a private grant-making foundation that supports mental health programs in Northeast Ohio.  Wendy Umberger, Ph.D., RN, PMHCNS-BC, associate dean for graduate programs, and Lisa Onesko,...