College of Nursing

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan displays the Congressional Award Silver Medal, presented to Kent State University nursing student Austin Croft in Henderson Hall, home of the College of Nursing. It’s not every day that a college student is awarded a medal or receives a special visit from a congressman. But that’s exactly what happened to a Kent State University student when he was honored for his initiative, achievement and service. U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan presented Kent State nursing major Austin Croft...

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan displays the Congressional Award Silver Medal, presented to Kent State University nursing student Austin Croft in Henderson Hall, home of the College of Nursing. It’s not every day that a college student is awarded a medal or receives a special visit from a congressman. But that’s exactly what happened to a Kent State University student when he was honored for his initiative, achievement and service. U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan presented Kent State nursing major Austin Croft...

Photo of Ya-Fen Wang According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), nearly 20 percent of children in the United States are obese, presenting serious health risks to children and adolescents and disproportionately affecting disadvantaged and minority children. To better understand and address this alarming trend, Dr. Ya-Fen Wang,...

(From left) Tracey Motter, DNP, RN, associate dean for undergraduate programs, Dean Barbara Broome, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, and Wendy Umberger, Ph.D., RN, PMHCNS-BC, associate dean for graduate studies, hold the CCNE accreditation certificates. The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org) 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. “The...

Kent State College of Nursing’s first Jonas Nurse Scholar recipient, Kay Gianantonio, (center), stands with Dean Barbara Broome, Ph.D., RN, FAAN (right) and Lisa Onesko, DNP, APRN-BC, director of the DNP program.   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. As a grant recipient, Kent State...

Mary Kutchin (third from right) was surprised to learn she was selected as one of three 2018 Outstanding Teaching Award Recipients during her Friday morning class. Mary is joined by (from left) Mary Bacha, MSN, RN, Tracey Motter, DNP, RN, Dean Barbara Bro 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...

During a simulation, nursing students observe a healthcare professional communicate with a deaf mother 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 University’s College of Nursing works to provide real-world...

Valerie Salyers from SNA Kent State Trumbull nurses support the community following a crisis at the Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley. 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. ...

Photo of Tracey Motter Tracey Motter, DNP, RN, associate dean for undergraduate programs, has been appointed to the newly redesigned Northeast Ohio Nursing Initiative (NEONI) Advisory Board, a workforce initiative under The Center for Health Affairs. In existence for more than a decade, NEONI is the only group in the United States...

Left: Students pose in front of the Altnagelvin Area Hospital in Northern Ireland. Right: Students studying in Florence, Italy stop for a photo with Dr. George Benaim at Poggibonsi Public Hospital in Poggibonsi, Italy. 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...