College of Nursing

Jeanne Brynerby Shyla Wolf Inspired by all she witnessed at the bedside, Jeanne Bryner, RN, BN, CEN (rtd), began recording her nursing stories in a journal so she, “would never forget their impact.” Today, those stories, and the stories of other nurses, have become the foundation of Bryner’s published short...

Jason Fisher, Kim Cleveland, Sarah Kearney, and Thomas Watral stand next to their collaborative poster presentations at the 2018 TAANA Conference. The American Association of Nurse Attorneys (TAANA) held their annual conference in Denver, Colorado August 16 – 19, 2018. Professor Kimberly Cleveland, JD, MSN, RN,...

College of Nursing Dean Barbara Broome and Tracey Motter, associate dean for undergraduate programs stand with Kent nursing 2018 ASCEND students, Hannah Miller, Paige Barnum, Brian Cochran, Ryan Dowling, and Samantha Kenney. Seven Kent State University students were among 24 northeast Ohio nursing students accepted to intern at Akron Children’s Hospital as part of the “Assuring Success with a Commitment to Enhance Nurse Diversity,” or ASCEND program. Kent senior students include Hannah Miller, Samantha Kenney, Brian Cochran, Ryan Dowling, Paige Barnum, Kayla...

Tom (left) and Sue (right) Freeman Tom (’69) and Sue Freeman know the true impact a nurse can make on a patient’s life. When Mimi, Tom’s wife of 50 years became ill, Tom was touched by the level of empathy her nurses provided her throughout her care. They showed compassion, caring and understanding which allowed Mimi to spend her finals days with grace and strength. Tom’s...

Dana Hansen and Amy Veney Forging new and innovative pathways in nursing research, Dr. Dana Hansen and Ms. Amy Veney of the Kent State University College of Nursing are contributing new knowledge to the fields of palliative care and family interaction during advanced serious illness (Hansen) and healthcare disparities faced by sexual and gender minorities (Veney)....

Marcy’s trekking partners, Wild Women Expeditions, a Canadian-based, women-only, women-run, travel group. Trekking to Mount Everest Base Camp has always been on my bucket list. Once I decided to look turning 60 years old straight in the eye, rather than ignore or hide from it, I booked a trek as a present to myself. After all, I wasn’t getting younger! This adventure would push my comfort zone because I had never attempted to take on a challenge this...

Marcy’s trekking partners, Wild Women Expeditions, a Canadian-based, women-only, women-run, travel group. Gerry Radcliffe, BSN, MS, RN, is not an alumna of Kent State University College of Nursing, but that did not stop her from leaving her mark on Kent State nursing students. After receiving her BSN from Akron University, Radcliffe knew she needed more education. In 1979 she enrolled at the University of Akron for a...

Marcy’s trekking partners, Wild Women Expeditions, a Canadian-based, women-only, women-run, travel group. Forging new and innovative pathways in nursing research, Dr. Pamela Stephenson and Dr. Yvonne Smith of the Kent State University College of Nursing are contributing new knowledge to the fields of palliative care and spiritual uncertainty (Stephenson) and service by nurses on governing boards and online nursing education effectiveness (Smith)....

Dr. Davina Gosnell (center) poses with faculty member Mary Kutchin (left) and undergraduate program dean Tracey Motter (right) following the Homecoming 2017 festivities in Henderson Hall When Davina Gosnell, Ph.D., first came to Kent State in 1979, she planned to stay for a few years to work with the founding dean of the nursing program, Linnea Henderson, whom she greatly admired. But, the best laid plans do change, and Davina ended up as a faculty member at Kent for 25 years, eventually being named dean of the College of Nursing...

Barbara Donaho, far right front, sits with the 2018 recipients of the Barbara Donaho Distinguished Leadership in Learning Award. Kent State University College of Nursing honored more than 20 northeastern Ohio medical professionals for their exceptional work mentoring Kent nursing students in a clinical setting.  Known as preceptors, these mentors were celebrated at the Twelfth Annual Barbara Donaho Distinguished Leadership in Learning Awards on Wednesday, April 11....