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A team of investigators at Kent State University College of Nursing are using video teleconferencing technology, known as Project ECHO®, to reduce healthcare disparities and improve access to high quality care.

Photo of Dean Barbara BroomeThis time of year makes me pause and reflect on all that we have to be grateful for here in the College of Nursing. I know it is important to keep our accomplishments in mind, especially as another year ends.

Wanting a career that would allow her to be independent and work from anywhere, Erin Shelley, Ed.D., MA, BSN ‘91, RN, was drawn to the nursing profession. These days, however, she practices nursing as “art imitating life” through her role as a Technical Expert on the hit NBC show, Chicago Med.

Please join us in congratulating the following individuals on their recent recognitions, publications and presentations.



Loretta Aller, RN, PhD(c), presented a plenary session, “Utilizing Simulation to Enhance Critical Thinking and Situational Awareness in BSN Students,” at the 2018 National League for Nursing Boise State University Biennial Simulation Conference, Boise, ID.

Kent State Salem senior lecturer Lorene Martin, MSN, RN, CRNP, was recognized as the 2018 DAISY Faculty Award recipient at Kent State University Salem campus on November 29, 2018. Honorable Mentions were awarded to Krista Hawkins, MSN, RN, lecturer at Kent State Salem and Cherie Mountain, MSN, RN-BC, lecturer at Kent State Stark.

In collaboration with scholars in the arts discipline, Dr. Wang and her colleagues are piloting two new and innovative intervention programs—creative movement and art expression—to test and compare the effects of these programs on children’s self-regulation skills in the domains of overeating and physical activity levels.

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 June in Florence, Italy.