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Kent State University College of Nursing honored more than 20 northeastern Ohio medical professionals for their exceptional work mentoring Kent nursing students in a clinical setting.  Known as preceptors, these mentors were celebrated at the Twelfth Annual Barbara Donaho Distinguished Leadership in Learning Awards on Wednesday, April 11....

Brooke Borgeson Gray, MSN, NP, ’72, has always worked with populations that are on the margin, finding her niche in public health nursing. Throughout her 45-year nursing career, she has worked with people who are at a high risk of exposure to STDs or HIV, and women with unintended pregnancies or with very...

Erin Hawley, of Medina, OH, was excited to have a taste of independence and make new friends at Kent State University. But what makes Hawley’s college experience extra special is that she is a member of the first class accepted to Kent State’s Career and Community Studies (CCS) Program post-pilot. Hawley is also the first CCS student to take...

College of Nursing faculty member, Kimberly Cleveland, JD, MSN, RN, C-MBC, lecturer, uses her combined passion for nursing and law to inspire students to be more aware of and involved in healthcare policy and the community. Cleveland was recently admitted to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court (pictured left), an opportunity that affords her...

As a two-time alumna of this great institution, Kent State University College of Nursing holds a special place in my heart. For more than 50 years, Kent State College of Nursing has prepared the next generation of nurse leaders and what an exciting year 2017 was for us! Here are some of the highlights: Kent State University College of Nursing’s...

Marsha and Dewey Wineland want to make a difference in nursing education. Marsha is a proud alumna of Kent State University having earned her Bachelor of Nursing degree in 1974 from the College of Nursing. She then volunteered to be a preceptor and was recognized by her students at the Barb Donaho Awards in 2014....

When Category 5 hurricanes Irma and Maria hit the United States Virgin Islands in September 2017, they left a path of utter destruction and upheaval in their wake. Without power and access to clean water and food, residents struggled to survive. Kent State University College of Nursing RN-to-BSN student, Debra...

Janine Smalley, MSN, RN-BC, a nurse at the Veterans Affairs Wade Park Hospital in Cleveland, OH, was among those placed on medical disaster relief standby when Hurricane Irma crashed into Puerto Rico. “Report to the airport at 6 a.m. tomorrow for departure to Puerto Rico.” The phone call came in the middle of...

Please join us in congratulating the following individuals on their recent recognitions and publications. Recognitions Faculty Loretta Aller, PhDc, RN, was interviewed for an article in the Canton Repository addressing healthy holiday eating. Jennifer Doyle, MSN, RN, WHNP-BC, was honored at the University of Louisville (where she completed her...

To support faculty and student research at the College of Nursing, the Center for Nursing Research (CNR) provides a full range of services to encourage, facilitate, and promote nursing research. Assistance with Research Funding and Dissemination An integral part of the College of Nursing, the Center for Nursing Research (CNR) strives to ensure...