College of Nursing

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan presented Kent State nursing major Austin Croft with the Congressional Award Silver Medal on Tuesday, Nov. 27. Mr. Croft, of Akron, Ohio, was recognized at a ceremony that took place at the College of Nursing where he was praised for his dedication to improving himself and his community.

In collaboration with scholars in the arts discipline, Dr. Wang and her colleagues are piloting two new and innovative intervention programs—creative movement and art expression—to test and compare the effects of these programs on children’s self-regulation skills in the domains of overeating and physical activity levels.

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( granted 10 years accreditation to Kent State University College of Nursing baccalaureate and master’s degree programs, as well as the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program and the post-graduate APRN certificate program, extending to December 31, 2028.

Kent State University College of Nursing is proud to announce it has been awarded a new grant of $10,000 from Jonas Philanthropies, a leading national philanthropic funder of graduate nursing education. Matched by $10,000 of its own monies, the grant will fund the scholarship of one doctoral nursing student in 2018.

Nursing faculty member, Mary Kutchin, MSN, RN, CNS, received an Outstanding Teaching Award as she was preparing her students for an exam on Friday, October 5, 2018.  A surprise committee announced to the class that Kutchin had been selected as one of three 2018 Outstanding Teaching Award Recipients at Kent State University. Each year, Kent State honors full-time, non-tenure track and part-time faculty members who are nominated by their students and peers for being among the most dedicated, highly effective and motivated professors at the university.  

Medical professionals treat a wide variety of people. But what do they do when they encounter a communication barrier? What if the patient only speaks French or Spanish or American Sign Language? Kent State nursing students are learning how to navigate that situation.

Kent State Trumbull’s Student Nurses Association (SNA) set up collection bins around campus and asked students, staff and faculty to donate new or gently used toys and books for the Rescue Mission.

While many of their peers took the summer off from studying, twelve nursing students embraced the opportunity to visit new countries and learn alongside international experts, all while earning academic credit. In May, five nursing students traveled to Londonderry, Northern Ireland, for two weeks, while seven nursing students spent the month of June in Florence, Italy.