College of Nursing

Center for Nursing Research staff. From left: Wimonthip Phuangkhem, graduate assistant; Dr. Mary Anthony, Associate Dean for Research; Denise Karshner, Grants Administrator; Dr. Lynette Phillips, statistical support; Michele Varso, Grants Coordinator To support faculty and student research at the College of Nursing, the Center for Nursing Research (CNR) provides a full range of services to encourage, facilitate, and promote nursing research. Assistance with Research Funding and Dissemination An integral part of the College of Nursing, the Center for Nursing Research (CNR) strives to ensure...

Center for Nursing Research staff. From left: Wimonthip Phuangkhem, graduate assistant; Dr. Mary Anthony, Associate Dean for Research; Denise Karshner, Grants Administrator; Dr. Lynette Phillips, statistical support; Michele Varso, Grants Coordinator Dear students, faculty, alumni, friends, and other constituents: Kent State University College of Nursing will host an accreditation visit by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) from Mar. 14 to 16, 2018. CCNE will be conducting an on-site evaluation of our baccalaureate in nursing, master's in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice,...

Paul Bassett, BSN Paul Bassett, BSN ’11, Boston, MA, loves adventure. His most recent quest - hiking Japan's Mount Fuji in July 2017 with 19 teammates, six of whom were cancer patients. The expedition was made possible by the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation’s (MMRF) initiative, Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma. This program provides support for teams...

David Hassler, director of the Kent State University Wick Poetry Center, unveils A day in the life of a nurse is a dynamic experience. Containing both bright and dark moments, a nurse must sort through an emotional roller-coaster daily. These sensitive moments and memories are tangible elements in Kent State University College of Nursing’s new poem, Some Days, an interdepartmental collaborative project between the college,...

(From left) Mark Arredondo, M.D., Kimberly Williams, DSN, RN, Andrea Warner Stidham, Ph.D., MSN, RN, and Wendy Umberger, Ph.D., RN, PMHCNS-BC, were awarded a $1.1 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). For the first time, Kent State University College of Nursing has been awarded the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program grant. The grant will fund an estimated $1.1 million over four years as faculty work to expand the behavioral health workforce in rural and...

Join our 50th anniversary celebration! Share your favorite memory or photo of Kent State College of Nursing. One of the best parts about celebrating an anniversary is sharing the memories! Do you have old photos, or perhaps an article about Kent State University College of Nursing packed away somewhere? Think back on your memories at Kent State - pull out your scrapbooks and albums, download your Facebook or Flickr pictures and share your favorites with...

The RN-to-BSN Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the Kent State University Provost, Vice President for Kent State System Integration, all Kent State regional deans, and the dean of nursing. Nurses wanting to pursue a baccalaureate degree now have an easier way to do so thanks to Kent State University College of Nursing’s revised 100% online RN-to-BSN program that was launched during the fall 2017 semester. The revision, driven by the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) goal to have 80% of the nursing workforce educated at the bachelor...

College of Nursing

Kent State University College of Nursing celebrates 50 years of nursing excellence Throughout 2017, Kent State University College of Nursing has been celebrating 50 years of nursing education, research and community outreach. Upcoming Events Homecoming 2017 Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to take part in multiple Homecoming events in celebration of the college’s 50th anniversary: Show your pride as you...

Alumna Rebecca Herr and her husband, Eric. Rebecca Herr’s (’71) advice for students is that “although they can’t be an expert at everything, they need to remain curious.” Herr’s own sense of curiosity became a passion for adventure.  Her appreciation for exploration inspired her to begin mission work in India in 1999, where she has helped mentor nursing students in various...

Photo of Jason Rothaermel Jason Rothaermel, BSN, MBA, was recently recognized as a "Leader in Nursing" by the American Health Council for his expertise in Oncology. Rothaermel, who received his bachelor of science in nursing from Kent State University College of Nursing in 1998, is the current standing Regional Director of The Oncology Nurse Education Team at AbbVie Labs. ...