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Kent State University College of Nursing Faculty researchers from Kent State University’s College of Nursing were recently funded by the prestigious Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation with a yearlong President’s Grant award totaling $35,000. The goal of their study is to help ensure the competencies of new healthcare providers to facilitate vital family communication at the end of life....

Kent State University College of Nursing Dr. Jo Dowell, Ph.D., APRN, CNP, PNP, FNP-BC, CFNE, serves as Assistant Professor for the Kent State University College of Nursing and examines pediatric asthma and improving health outcomes for children who suffer from this disease. In a recent national report, Asthma Capitals 2019: The Most Challenging Places to Live with Asthma, the Asthma &...

Lily of the valley flowers behind the Barbara Donaho Distinguish Leadership in Learning Awards logo Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kent State University College of Nursing was unable to host the 2020 Barbara Donaho Distinguished Leadership in Learning Award celebration in person this year. In accordance with Ohio’s social distancing recommendations, the outstanding preceptors were notified via email and their awards and nomination remarks were...

Lily of the valley flowers behind the Barbara Donaho Distinguish Leadership in Learning Awards logo Please join us in congratulating the following individuals on their recent recognitions, publications, presentations, and awards.   College Innovations   Tracy Dodson, MSN, RN, with Drs. Chris Woolverton and Rick Ferdig, Andrew Snyder, and Janet Reed, MSN, RN, CMSRN, had their letter to the editor, “Re-purposing of Surgical Wrap Textiles for...

Photo of Interim Dean Denice Sheehan outside Henderson Hall Drs. Denice Sheehan (Principal Investigator) and Pamela Stephenson (Co-Investigator) from the College of Nursing and Christopher Was (Co-Investigator) from the Department of Psychological Sciences at Kent State University received a $421,993 grant award on April 30, 2020, from the National Institutes of Health...

Shadi Kanan (right) assists a student to put on the Virtual Harmony device. Recent nursing alum, Shadi Kanan, Ph.D. ’20, along with Alena Miskinis, undergraduate student in Music and English, and Xiangxu “Shawn” Lin, a graduate student in Computer Science, made up the winning Mission Life team, Virtual Harmony, at Kent State University’s competition held in October 2019. Created to...

Announcing Interim Dean Denice Sheehan Welcome to the Kent State University College of Nursing. I am honored to work with dedicated faculty who inspire, challenge, and support our students in the classroom and clinical sites to prepare future nurses and scholars as leaders who excel in clinical and research settings. Our rigorous curriculum and strong community partnerships provide...

Alumna Bonnie Bartos (left) stands with Dr. Linnea Henderson, the first Kent State University School of Nursing Dean. Bonnie Bartos, RN, BSN ’79, MS ’87, LFACHE 2016, dreamed of becoming a nurse from an early age. Reading the complete series of “Cherry Ames” nursing novels, along with every other nursing book she could find during her childhood, she hoped one day to be at the bedside. After beginning her nursing education at another institution, life...

Dr. Amy Petrinec outside in nature Kent State College of Nursing Assistant Professor, Amy Petrinec, Ph.D., RN, recently received a $50,000 two-year grant through the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) to research family caregivers who experience a phenomenon called post intensive care syndrome family (PICS-F) that may occur after a loved one has spent time in a...

Photo of Dean Barbara Broome smiling at an event Dean Barbara Broome, Ph.D., RN, FAAN is a two-time alumna of Kent State University College of Nursing and former Coordinator of the Kent State Trumbull nursing program, and she accepted the role as the college’s first African American Dean in 2014. “Kent State is a leader in educating nurses. Our alumni are making an impact in Ohio, the nation...