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ollege of Nursing students, as well as Senior Lecturer Elaine Thomas and Dean Barbara Broome thank our Giving Tuesday supporters in the simulation lab, next to a mannequin in a hospital bed The month of November served as Giving Tuesday month here in the College of Nursing culminating with Giving Tuesday on Tuesday, December 3rd. Giving Tuesday began in 2012 to focus on philanthropy and giving back in a time of the year dominated by consumerism. Held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, this day of giving soon took off and has...

ollege of Nursing students, as well as Senior Lecturer Elaine Thomas and Dean Barbara Broome thank our Giving Tuesday supporters in the simulation lab, next to a mannequin in a hospital bed Jim Tudhope, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, recently joined the College of Nursing as an Assistant Professor in the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) concentration. Dr. Tudhope graduated with his Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Kent State University last spring following the defense of his doctoral...

2019 DAISY Award recipient and DAISY honorable mentions with College of Nursing Dean Barbara Broome. Kent State University College of Nursing lecturer Lisa Davis, MSN, RN, was recognized as the 2019 DAISY Faculty Award recipient at Henderson Hall on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. Honorable Mentions were awarded to Kent campus faculty members Kimberly Cleveland, JD, MSN, RN, C-MBC, lecturer, and Edward A. Herzog, MSN, RN, APRN-CNS, Associate...

Seasons greetings from Dean Barbara Broome Holiday Greetings, one and all! Over the past year, Kent State University College of Nursing has continued to be the major educator of nurses in northeast Ohio, and I couldn’t be prouder of our alumni. Our healthcare partners consistently provide us with positive feedback on the excellence of our graduates. The...

Wendy Umberger, Ph.D., RN, PMHCNS-BC, associate dean for graduate programs stands next to Jim K. Tudhope, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC,, who was the first Kent State Peg Kent State University College of Nursing recently received a grant totaling $165,000 from Peg’s Foundation, formerly the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation, a private grant-making foundation which supports mental health programs in northeast Ohio. Wendy Umberger, Ph.D., RN, PMHCNS-BC, associate dean for graduate programs and Lisa Onesko, DNP,...

(From left) Lieutenant Colonel Jennifer Huxel, BSN A reunion more than twenty years in the making took place earlier this year for three Kent State University nursing and Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) alums. In February, senior nurses across the Army Nurse Corps met for an annual leadership training in San Antonio, TX. It was there that Colonel Amanda Forristal, BSN '93, Deputy Commander...

(From left) Lieutenant Colonel Jennifer Huxel, BSN Please join us in congratulating the following individuals on their recent recognitions, publications, presentations, and awards. Recognitions Faculty Mary Anthony, Ph.D., RN, had a published journal article cited as research underlying new joint National Guidelines on Delegation issued by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing and...

Photo of Amy Petrinec According to the Society of Critical Care Medicine, nearly six million patients in the United States are admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) each year, and family members of these critically ill patients are at risk for developing clinically significant psychological distress, referred to as post-intensive care syndrome. Drawing from her...

Jeremy Jarzembak explains a simulation mannequin Technology and computers have always interested Kent State University College of Nursing senior lecturer Jeremy Jarzembak, MA ‘02, BSN, BS ‘98, RN, who co-coordinates The Olga A. Mural Simulation Lab and teaches informatics at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The field of Informatics focuses on trends in data, such as ECGs, lab...

Pat Gless reflects on May 4, 1970 near what was then the ambulance bay of the old Ravenna hospital In the spring of 1970, two-time alumna Pat Gless, MSN ’93, BSN ’71, RN, was a junior in Kent State University’s inaugural nursing program. While in class on Monday, May 4, a professor rushed into her classroom and warned students who could leave campus to do so. “Campus felt very somber, like someone was invading our space. We weren’t...