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Photo of Andrea Warner-Stidham Following a major life challenge or traumatic event, many people find their belief system upended and experience lingering psychological distress. However, the period following a life-altering crisis may also be a time of personal growth in which new possibilities, improved relationships, and renewed appreciation...

Jason Fisher (left), lecturer Kim Cleveland, JD, MSN, RN, C-MBC (center left), Sarah Kearney, M. Ed & Thomas Watral presented their health policy & health law research at The American Association of Nurse Attorneys (TAANA) 2018 conference. Jason Fisher A few months after attending his first Ohio Nurse Association (ONA) meeting, Jason Fisher, BSN, RN-BC, a Kent State University College of Nursing graduate student, has been appointed to the ONA Health Policy Council for a two-year term. “At first I thought it was a mistake that a student had been...

Maddie Boone On January 17, 2019, Kent State University College of Nursing sophomore Maddie Boone celebrated five years cancer-free in a special way - at the hospital for her very first day of clinicals. A date that has long troubled Maddie, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2014 and also suffered a broken hip the same day in 2015, will now be filled with hope...

Race into Finals runners at the start of the race, running under the Liquid Crystal Institute overhang Alumni and friends, it’s time again to lace up your sneakers and join us as we kick off spring finals week with the 6th Annual Race into Finals 5K and 1-mile races on Sunday, May 5th at 8:30 a.m. Both courses will begin outside Henderson Hall on the Kent campus allowing all runners and walkers to experience Kent State University’s scenic,...

Mike Braun What do you do when you have a degree and are working – but still have hopes to take that next step in your career? For some, regional campuses provide that perfect blend of availability, flexibility and expertise needed to help you take that next step. For local alumnus, Mike Braun, ’13, Kent State...

BSN Students with Patient The nursing program at Kent State University’s Geauga campus needs community support to continue producing top-trained nurses for understaffed medical facilities throughout northeast Ohio. A lead gift of $50,000 from a generous local foundation was recently granted to help the program purchase advanced equipment that helps facilitate premier...

BSN Students with Patient   It was lunchtime at the Wayne County fairgrounds when Tracy Dodson, MSN, RN, lecturer at Kent State University College of Nursing, found herself at the right place, at the right time, to perform lifesaving CPR on a fellow fairgoer. Tracy’s heroic efforts were recognized at the inaugural American Red Cross Hero Awards for the Lake...

Kent State University College of Nursing juniors (from left) Aaliyah Davis, Adam Roman and Christina Hansen serve their clinical rotations at University Hospitals of Cleveland. Watch: WEWS News 5 Cleveland's Coverage University Hospitals and Kent State University are joining forces to address the ongoing nursing shortage in Northeast Ohio through a new Nursing education initiative that will increase the number of baccalaureate-degreed nurses who enter the workforce each year. This program will better meet the needs...

Project ECHO investigators. From left: Dr. Kimberly Williams, Dr. Andrea Warner Stidham, Dr. Wendy Umberger, Dr. Mark Arredondo 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. Wendy Umberger, Ph.D., RN, PMHCNS-BC, associate dean for graduate studies, Andrea Warner Stidham, Ph.D., MSN, RN, assistant professor,...

Tom Jennings as a child, sitting on his mother Tom Jennings ’85, is a Peabody and Emmy award winning journalist and documentary filmmaker, but what inspires him are the lessons he learned from his mom, Mary Feran, an anesthesia nurse at the Cleveland Clinic. Although Mary passed away when Tom was very young, he still remembers her dedication to her job and...