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Digital holiday card that says 'Happy Holidays from Kent State University College of Nursing,' featuring a group of students wearing light blue scrubs at their clinical rotation.

As we approach the end of another eventful year, I am delighted to reflect on the remarkable progress we have achieved within our College of Nursing. I am delighted to share exciting news about the building renovations undertaken throughout this past year, and the increase in scholarships we have been able to offer our students. Thanks ...

Nursing faculty member observes students in the simulation lab through one-way mirror

The College of Nursing is once again participating in the Kent State University Giving Tuesday Campaign which kicked off on Halloween. During the month of November, and culminating on Tuesday, November 28th, the college will be raising money for the College of Nursing Student Scholarship Fund and the Nursing Simulation Fund. Make sure to f...

Kent State nursing senior Chukwuemeka Chukwukere wears his white scrubs outside Henderson Hall.

The University Hospitals Portage Medical Center (UHPMC) Foundation recently awarded The Howard B. Minott, M.D., and Melodie Morgan-Minott, M.D., Minorities in Healthcare Career Scholarship to Kent State University College of Nursing seniors Chukwuemeka Chukwukere and Ellie Etzwiler. This scholarship is open to any qualified minority reside...

Kent State nursing faculty member Dr. James Tudhope (far right) and his research team members Dr. Andrea Warner Stidham (far left) and Andrea Nelson (center), stand next to the Portage Path Behavioral Health sign.

James Tudhope, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, NPD-BC, assistant professor and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner concentration coordinator at Kent State University College of Nursing, was recently awarded a four-year, $2 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) as ...

New College of Nursing faculty members, from left, Meghan Edmondson and Alisha Lickwar

The college welcomed three full-time faculty at the start of the fall 2023 semester. Meghan Edmondson, Ph.D., RN, CCRN, recently accepted a full-time tenure track faculty position with Kent State University College of Nursing where she teaches statistics, professional nursing development and assists in the simulation lab. Drawn in b...

Each year, dozens of College of Nursing students open their inbox and are greeted with a message notifying them that they have been awarded a scholarship. These scholarships ignite a chain reaction of positive change in the students’ lives. The ripple effects of our donor’s generosity reach far beyond the lives of individual recipients, to...

College of Nursing juniors Caleb Faust (left) and Melina Connell pose for a photo in their nursing scrubs in front of Henderson Hall on the Kent campus.

Kent State University College of Nursing juniors Melina Connell of Mansfield, OH, and Caleb Faust of Columbus, OH, were among 53 Kent State University students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa Society, America’s most prestigious academic honor society which recognizes a student’s exceptional achievements in the liberal arts and sciences, this ...

To the left, siblings Mason and Morgan Copley stand with their father, Christoper. To the right, Nikolai stands with his mother, Lisa.

While the Kent State University College of Nursing spring class of 2023 basked in their educational accomplishments during the Convocation pinning ceremony in May, nursing legacy students and siblings Mason and Morgan Copley, along with another nursing legacy, Niko Davis, shared that special moment with their parents, who are also nurses. ...

Loretta Aller works with two middle school students in the Henderson Hall skills lab.

As we once again approach the end of the year with its hustle and bustle of festive preparations, I find myself reflecting on moments of joy and connection. Walking the halls of Henderson Hall, I smile with gratitude as wisps of conversations wash over me. A student who has successfully mastered a new skill. A faculty member who has receiv...

Kent State College of Nursing welcomes new faculty (left) Jake Nicholson and Kimberly Haag.

The college welcomed two full-time faculty at the start of the fall 2022 semester.   Two-time alumna Kimberly Haag, BSN ’14, MSN ‘19, RN, CCRN, joins Kent State University College of Nursing as a faculty member teaching in the BSN program. She comes to Kent State from University Hospitals where she worked in the Intensive Care Unit...