Erin Hawley, of Medina, OH, was excited to have a taste of independence and make new friends at Kent State University. But what makes Hawley’s college experience extra special is that she is a member of the first class accepted to Kent State’s Career and Community Studies (CCS) Program post-pilot. Hawley is also the first CCS student to take nursing courses. As a senior, this fall she will continue to learn how to turn her desire to help others into a career.
Ann James (left) watching Erin Hawley (right) practice taking blood pressure on a manikin
College of Nursing faculty member, Kimberly Cleveland, JD, MSN, RN, C-MBC, lecturer, uses her combined passion for nursing and law to inspire students to be more aware of and involved in healthcare policy and the community.
Kent State University College of Nursing honored more than 20 northeastern Ohio medical professionals, known as preceptors, at the Twelfth Annual Barbara Donaho Distinguished Leadership in Learning Awards on Wednesday, April 11. Nominated by nursing students, faculty and staff, the award recognizes exceptional nurses, physicians and healthcare administrators for generously donating their time to mentor and train Kent State’s nursing students in clinical settings.
Barbara Donaho, far right front, sits with the 2018 recipients of the Barbara Donaho Distinguished Leadership in Learning Award.
As a two-time alumna of this great institution, Kent State University College of Nursing holds a special place in my heart. For more than 50 years, Kent State College of Nursing has prepared the next generation of nurse leaders and what an exciting year 2017 was for us! Here are some of the highlights: