Kent State University College of Nursing

Inspired by the needs of one student’s grandmother, several Kent State Fashion design majors are partnering with a faculty member in the College of Nursing to design special garments for older adults who live alone.

Florence Nightingale battled a bumbling bureaucracy, Clara Barton famously dodged bullets, but today’s nurses face challenges all their own as the linchpin of a high-tech healthcare system that asks them to be a skilled care provider, information sharer, wellness educator and quality control expert, all wrapped into one. Nurse educators excel at teaching the technical knowledge and skills, but how do they teach students the qualities that make certain nurses so memorable? How do they teach students to have “the nurse’s touch?”