College of Nursing

Congratulations to the 2019 5K winners. From left: Jessica Wilk, Madeline Shanholtzer, and Kelly Albertson led the women. The top three male finishers were Tim Meyers, Jad Itawi, and Noah Hersey. More than 160 runners and walkers participated in Kent State University College of Nursing’s 6th Annual Race into Finals 5K run/walk and 1-mile fun run on Sunday, May 5, 2019. The events began at 8:30 a.m. outside Henderson Hall. The course, with its paved pathways and a few small hills, allowed racers to experience Kent State University’s...

Theater students use improvisation to drive the simulation forward and create a realistic scenario for nursing students to experience. Within The Olga A. Mural Simulation Lab at Kent State University College of Nursing, a hospice scenario unfolds. A relatively new simulation experience within the college, junior nursing students tend to a dying mother and answer questions and concerns from her two adult children and tensions build.  Who is this family in distress? Theater...

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Saving Lives in Alaska The wide open spaces of a rugged Alaskan landscape are much different from the manicured lawns that blanket the housing developments of suburban Green, where Joel Hukill grew up.  Today, he’s no stranger to the mountains, remote villages and severe weather that can whip across The Last Frontier. There, this 28-year-old stares down the...

Group photo of the 2019 recipients of the Barbara Donaho Distinguished Leadership in Learning Award. Twenty northeast Ohio nurses, known as preceptors, were honored at Kent State University College of Nursing’s Thirteenth Annual Barbara Donaho Distinguished Leadership in Learning Awards on Thursday, April 11. Nominated by nursing students, this prestigious award recognizes exceptional nurses, physicians and healthcare administrators for...

BSN Students with Patient The nursing program at Kent State University’s Geauga campus needs community support to continue producing top-trained nurses for understaffed medical facilities throughout northeast Ohio. A lead gift of $50,000 from a generous local foundation was recently granted to help the program purchase advanced equipment that helps facilitate premier...

BSN Students with Patient   It was lunchtime at the Wayne County fairgrounds when Tracy Dodson, MSN, RN, lecturer at Kent State University College of Nursing, found herself at the right place, at the right time, to perform lifesaving CPR on a fellow fairgoer. Tracy’s heroic efforts were recognized at the inaugural American Red Cross Hero Awards for the Lake...

Mike Braun What do you do when you have a degree and are working – but still have hopes to take that next step in your career? For some, regional campuses provide that perfect blend of availability, flexibility and expertise needed to help you take that next step. For local alumnus, Mike Braun, ’13, Kent State...

Jason Fisher (left), lecturer Kim Cleveland, JD, MSN, RN, C-MBC (center left), Sarah Kearney, M. Ed & Thomas Watral presented their health policy & health law research at The American Association of Nurse Attorneys (TAANA) 2018 conference. Jason Fisher A few months after attending his first Ohio Nurse Association (ONA) meeting, Jason Fisher, BSN, RN-BC, a Kent State University College of Nursing graduate student, has been appointed to the ONA Health Policy Council for a two-year term. “At first I thought it was a mistake that a student had been...

Race into Finals runners at the start of the race, running under the Liquid Crystal Institute overhang Alumni and friends, it’s time again to lace up your sneakers and join us as we kick off spring finals week with the 6th Annual Race into Finals 5K and 1-mile races on Sunday, May 5th at 8:30 a.m. Both courses will begin outside Henderson Hall on the Kent campus allowing all runners and walkers to experience Kent State University’s scenic,...

Photo of Andrea Warner-Stidham Following a major life challenge or traumatic event, many people find their belief system upended and experience lingering psychological distress. However, the period following a life-altering crisis may also be a time of personal growth in which new possibilities, improved relationships, and renewed appreciation...